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Five (or so) minutes with interior designer Michael Drescher
Quite the man of many talents, DKO’s interior design director Michael Drescher finds it unsurprisingly tricky to contain his zest for design. “I always say I can’t keep my hands off,” he jokes. Leading the interior design teams in all six of DKO’s international studios (in Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam) means those hands are stretched far and wide. Including in the direction of the soon-to-open Melbourne Marriott Hotel Docklands in Victoria, Australia.
April 29, 2021
Five (or so) minutes with architect Luca Vezzosi
Italian-born Luca Vezzosi credits a “deeply formative experience” at John Wardle Architects for his readiness to undertake the newly created director of architecture role at Mim Design. The opportunity to join the Melbourne-based practice, led by founder Miriam Fanning, “couldn’t have come at a better time,” he says. “The studio is going through a really exciting period, celebrating its 21st year in operation and taking on more architectural projects than ever before.”
March 30, 2021
Five (or so) minutes with lighting designer Nicci Green
Articolo is an Australian lighting design studio that celebrates the art of light through a commitment to artisanal craft and quality workmanship. With showrooms in Melbourne and New York City, the studio reflects founder and creative director Nicci Green’s passion for the textural spirit of light, producing works that are internationally regarded for a contemporary yet enduring aesthetic.
March 18, 2021
Five (or so) minutes with architect Camilla Block
Architect Camilla Block is one of three directors of Durbach Block Jaggers and holds an Honorary Appointment as Adjunct Professor at University of Technology Sydney. Camilla, along with eleven of her colleagues, has worked at Durbach Block Jaggers for a staggering 20-plus years. There must be something in the water!
March 9, 2021
Five (or so) minutes with artist Dan Kyle
When ferocious bushfires ravaged the region in late 2019 through to early 2020, Dan felt a gut-wrenching sense of loss, sadness and absolute helplessness. Darkness had descended upon his beloved bushland, and blackened earth and smoke-washed hot-glowing skies replaced the famous blue-green haze of the mountain range. Captivated by the rapidly changing natural environment and […]
August 11, 2020
Five (or so) minutes with interior designer Tamsin Johnson
Ten years after going solo, and with a line-up of impressive interior design projects now under her belt in locations from Sydney and Melbourne to Byron Bay and Paris, Tamsin Johnson caught up with DAN for a quick chat to speak about what’s next in her busy schedule, including a hotel in Marrakesh and publishing […]
July 30, 2020
Five (or so) minutes with artist Tom Adair
Daily Architecture News caught up with Tom to talk about the ups and downs of showing his recent collection of work during a particularly tumultuous time in the world, how the lockdown forced a pivot in the way he presented his work to collectors and art-lovers, and what’s getting him out of bed at 5.45am […]
July 27, 2020
Five (or so) minutes with artist Patrizia Biondi
DAN caught up with Patrizia for a brief chat following her show ‘Language Can Make Pure Wind Look Solid’ at Sydney’s Artereal Gallery to hear about her art-making practice, influences and her atypical studio ritual. DAN: Can you to tell us about yourself and your approach to making art? Patrizia Biondi: I have always […]
July 20, 2020
Five (or so) minutes with interior designer Fiona Lynch
Daily Architecture News caught up with practice principal, Fiona Lynch, following the launch of Future Archive – an open designer resource which shares insights into sustainability and new ways of thinking – for a brief chat about business during the Covid-19 lockdown, ongoing creative inspirations for the FLO team and the upcoming Ace hotel project […]
July 9, 2020
Five (or so) minutes with interior designer Brahman Perera
Daily Architecture News caught up with Brahman to hear more about his creative influences, his career highlights so far and which over-the-top outfit has made his most-wanted list. Read on. DAN: Can you tell us about yourself, your practice and your approach to design? Brahman Perera: I am an inter-disciplinary designer with experience across interiors, […]
July 7, 2020