The Wolf Designs Review was conceived by Taras Wolf who comes from an extensive background in quality design and construction. Professionally he had careers in dance, painting, sculpture, graphic design, property development and architecture. It was from his extensive background in all things artistic that gave his firm Wolf Architects its greatest edge, and is highly regarded today as one of Melbourne foremost architectural practices for contemporary modern homes.

Over the years the practice has evolved to include almost every aspect of our built environment to be done in-house. With talented artists, interior designer, landscape designers, and architects working daily side by side, every detail is intentionally thought through.

The Wolf Designs Review was a natural extension and progression of WOLF Architects with a focus on encouraging and promoting universal principals in superior design. This website showcases and presents a vast variety of well conceived products from a designers perspective.

THE WOLF DESIGN STANDARD

What is it?

The WOLF standard represents a  level of excellence. A product endorsed with a WOLF seal of approval and score over 7.5 is deemed to have met the WOLF standard. This symbol aims to provide confidence and peace of mind with respects to design and quality. It is the assurance that you have something of value.
The WOLF standard is not about labeling things as perfect or near perfection, but rather to describe something as being intentional, well thought through.

The WOLF seal of approval, and why we need it.

The WOLF seal of approval, and why we need it.
In a world where there is so much variety, discrepancy, imitation and marketing there needs to be a place where certain things can be measured and quantified in way that confirms genuine design excellence.
A Wolf seal and score is our recognized symbol for design excellence. It may be used to further promote products and inspire confidence. A license can be issued for the use of our reviews to further promote products online through websites, newsletter, blogs, etc.
A WOLF review can also be a testing resource for new products being developed or designed. Often, we review things still in the prototype or design phase and can offer suggestions for improvements.

Please contact us if you have a product in mind for review.

Team Hands

WOLF REVIEW TEAM

Products sent in for our review go through a process conceived to be as fair and effective as possible. Each product is reviewed by a panel of several specialist professionals. In general, our team consists of specialist designers such as architects, interior designers, fine artists, fashion and graphics experts. The ideal examining panel will have a balance between male and female, young and old and with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Our network of talented individuals around the world allows us to provide everything we review with the most sincere and constructive opportunity to be appraised accurately.

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What is Design?

Anyone attempting to answer this is immediately vulnerable to critics or debate due to the subjectivity of the word. As an authority on design however, we must at least examine our own definition. At WOLF designs we consider anything that has been intentionally conceived to create a meaningful or deliberate outcome, a form of design. Our preference is with situations where the outcome is positive and beautiful. This however does not necessarily mean that good design is always beautiful or positive.
Design involves making good decisions and using the power of choices to create. Anyone can thus be a designer as simple daily acts such as choosing what to wear or cooking a meal to achieve a specific goal can by this definition be considered forms of design.