Rigor, Refinement and Value – INDE Luminary: Ross Gardam

  • Rigor, Refinement and Value – INDE Luminary: Ross Gardam
  • Stories - August 2020

With experience comes deep insight – and our four INDE Awards Luminaries of 2020 have it in spades.

Hailing from Indonesia, Hong Kong and Australia, their stories of practice through the years reveal not only their own drivers but also facets of context. Through their stories, we find windows to the conditions in which they practice – how things are, and how they hope things will be in future. Each story is unique as written by the architects and designers in their own words. It is an honour to share their journeys with you in a series of articles.

Ross Gardam tells us about the driving forces behind his Melbourne studio, where products of rigour and refinement are developed in a way that will elicit an emotional response and bring value to people.

“There is a high level of rigour involved in my studio’s processes to achieve the degree of refinement sought. These processes typically incorporate a number of non-emotional considerations to ensure each product has value; for example analysing the intent of use, manufacturing processes, disciplined material use, and ergonomics. The pursuit of the new is something we constantly dance with.”

Read the full article on Indesign Live.

Ross Gardam is also excited to announce that Place Lounge Collection has also been nominated for The Object category!

Congratulations to all INDE nominated Luminaries of 2020. INDE.Awards 2020 winners will be announced on 13 August!

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Ross Gardam’s latest work, the Arbour Linear Pendant, is a continual timber solid, formed to unite space and celebrate the beauty of the natural.

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Lockleys development, the Adelaide oasis where luxury meets style. A showcase of modern elegance, with a refined and sophisticated aesthetic.

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Warehouse Greenhouse is about the past and the future. It is a story of industrialisation and human occupation, and an attempt to reconcile these with the natural environment.

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The Westin Brisbane opened in late 2018, offering an urban retreat for leisure and business travellers.

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Reworking an existing floor plan and designing a modern addition, Abstract House by Matt Gibson Architecture and Design is a project four years in the making.

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Comma is a Boutique Bath House & Spa located in Cremorne, Melbourne where solitude is a practice, not an indulgence, and stillness is the only way forward.

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The Ross Gardam Team is excited to announce the Ceto Lighting Collection has been shortlist in the TDF Design Awards in the Lighting Design Category.

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Ross Gardam products feature extensively throughout 55 Clarence Street, with multiple uses of the dynamic Adapt commercial lounge and the versatile Noon Table collection.

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In this Melbourne residence, Kate Challis Interiors marries traditional Chinese elements, bold colours and contemporary design.

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