The new Sonos Sub Mini is a small subwoofer with surprisingly big sound. To find out more about the inspiration and research behind the design, Softer Volumes spoke to Dae-Hoo Kim, Senior Industrial Designer at Sonos.
Bottega is a modern Italian restaurant with a warm atmosphere that spills out onto the street in the heart of one of Melbourne’s best-known dining precincts. Softer Volumes spoke with owner Denis Lucey and head chef Dusty Treweek to find out more about Bottega’s unique offering, how it’s stood the test of time, and what makes the restaurant's distinctive menu so inviting.
Inspired by Japanese design, Ben Richards moved from the UK to Tokyo to pursue a freelance photography career. In the two years since, he has built up an impressive portfolio of clients and projects, including Aman, Blue Bottle Coffee and Tokyobike. Softer Volumes spoke with Ben to learn more about how he approaches projects, his influences and inspirations, and the intersection of design and photography within his work.
Throughout the hotel, the design is centred around encouraging social connections and building authentic relationships — an idea fostered by the hotel’s founder Yoshitaka Nojiri.
Terence Chin is an interiors and lifestyle photographer with over 20 years of experience under his belt. He’s travelled around Australia and the world shooting for a range of notable clients including Saturdays NYC, bassike, Incu, IN BED, and Assembly Label.
Softer Volumes visited KINTO's headquarters in Ebisu, just south of Shibuya in Tokyo, to chat with the product design team and find out more about the brand's collection of everyday objects.
A conversation with Muuto CEO Anders Cleeman and Design Director Christian Grosen Rasmussen, about the company’s forward-thinking take on design.
A conversation with ASKET’s co-founder on their approach to design, the challenges they faced as a startup, and how both consumers and brands can be more environmentally-conscious.