A firm believer that every environment is defined by the objects within it, Adam Goodrum designs with the philosophy that an object must therefore justify its existence – through its story and detailing. His designs celebrate process and craftsmanship, and accentuate components and joinery to create functional pieces with spirit and personality.
In recent years, Goodrum has designed many pieces for Australian design brand nau, and his work has been awarded a host of design accolades including the NGV Rigg Prize, Vogue x Alessi Design Prize, Indesign Luminary Award and the Idea Awards Editor’s Medal. He has also been commissioned to design pieces for several global luxury brands including Veuve Clicquot, Alessi and Cappellini.
Kelvin Ho is the founding director of Akin Atelier, a spatial communications practice based in Sydney, whose clients and collaborators include Merivale (Bert’s, Tottis), QANTAS, AGNSW, Dion Lee, Saturdays NYC, bassike, Camilla and Marc, and The Australian Ballet.
Creatively driven by skate, art, film, and fashion, Ho’s style is characterised by a deep knowledge of client and brand, a dedicated focus on concept, and meticulous planning.
Ho actively contributes to the local Australian design community by presenting at creative conferences & design discussion panels, delivering university lectures, and serving as a judge on panels for design awards.
ANNA.CARIN Design Studio
Anna-Carin McNamara is a Swedish-born interior designer with a Master’s degree in Interior Design from the Royal College of Art in London. She is the founder and director of ANNA.CARIN DESIGN STUDIO, a Sydney-based interior design studio that specialises in high-end residential Scandinavian interiors.
She is the author of “Make a Home to Love - how to bring joy order and beauty into your home the Scandinavian way” a book that inspires the reader to make the most of the spaces they have.
Jade Sarita Arnott, of Australian fashion label Arnsdorf, produces modern clothing, based on a foundation of transparency, ethical manufacturing and sustainability. Arnsdorf balances design with responsibility to create garments that have a lasting positive impact on the women who wear them, and the world around them.
Having earned an Ethical Clothing Australia accreditation and a B Corporation certification, all garments are designed, cut, sewn and finished in Melbourne, Australia, with an in-house Arnsdorf Atelier.
Claire Delmar, STUDIO CD Creative Director, is at the forefront of the styling world. Having spent many years cultivating her timeless aesthetic. She is highly regarded for creating elevated soulful spaces, that transcend modern trends. Delmar’s distinct interiors are sophisticated and nuanced, subtly weaving unique textural stories into each inherently liveable space. Beautiful in their deceptive simplicity, she deftly balances contradictory aesthetics, with uncanny restraint.
Alexandra Donohoe Church leads award-winning Sydney interior architecture studio, Decus Interiors.
Continuously inspired by her surroundings, Alexandra’s international inflection is grounded by an affinity with mid-century Brazilian designers who challenged the modernist masters into a more human, organic and textural design ethos.
Understanding the visceral power of form, balance and tension, Alexandra’s nuanced approach to interiors carefully combines refined curation, whimsical detailing and provocative material pairings to create expressive and enduring spaces.
Design by Toko
Design by Toko is a multidisciplinary agency for design. They assist premium and high end brand,
organisations and businesses with visual communication and spatial projects. From brand strategy to building identification, from sketch to realisation.
Evi O. is an artist, designer and author. She was born in Surabaya, Indonesia before moving to Australia in 2003.
Her visual understanding rooted from Visual Communication teachings and a decade with Penguin Books as a designer. Her art practice started in 2015, initiated by a genuine drive to explore and express curiousity and ultimately understand and contribute to the bigger surroundings.
These days, her award-winning multi-disclipinary design studio - Evi O. Studio - and her art practice are conduits to her creative odyssey. She practices from Marrickville, Sydney servicing the world.
Heather Nette King
Heather Nette King is a Melbourne-based interiors stylist and writer for many leading interior titles and newspapers. The hallmarks of her styling are colour and vibrancy, and she writes passionately about peoples’ homes and how they live in them.
She has been the Melbourne Homes Editor of Sunday Life magazine for over a decade, and her work has appeared in many Australian and international magazines, including Belle, Vogue Living, Inside Out, Country Style, House & Garden, The Sunday Age, Urbis, Fete, Elle China, VT Women, 25 Beautiful Homes UK, The Design Files and Interiors Addict. Her previous home was featured in the international style bible, Elle Decoration UK, and her current home, an apartment in an iconic, heritage-listed block, has appeared in Belle magazine and the prestigious The Times (UK) Sunday magazine.
Heather has created the visual imagery for many leading brands including Cult Design, Dulux, Porter’s Paints, Myer, West Elm, Crown Metropol, Didier, ISM Lighting, Habbot, McKimm, and Renault. She also takes on copywriting and brand evolution work for a select stable of design clients.
Founded in 1994 by ceramicist Shelley Simpson, Mud Australia is a global design business known for their organic minimal porcelain forms and a dedication to the artisan process.
Shelley personally develops every design and the range has evolved over 25 years to include over 80 porcelain homewares, tabletop and lighting forms. These styles are offered in 20 signature colours, from soft pastels to dusty neutrals and rich vibrant tones.
Every piece of Mud is still handmade in their Marrickville, Sydney studio using a highly nuanced and hands-on process to produce a timeless and ethical alternative to mass-produced ceramics. Since 2020 Mud Australia is Carbon Neutral.
Pattern represent a new wave of designers, championing thoughtful and considered design. Led by Josh Cain and Lily Goodwin Pattern’s interior design solutions navigate refined sensory pathways that harness the composed essence of sensual minimalism, connecting people to spaces on an experiential level. A pursuit to craft poetic experiences drives this practice.
Retallack Thompson is an architecture office interested in creating timeless and enduring
Formed in 2016, the work of Retallack Thompson focuses on the human experience of place. They remain optimists, and believe that there is latent beauty in all spaces.
They understand spaces are formed by our relationships with each other, landscape and the world beyond, with the careful consideration of the materials and interactions of the
inhabitants being key to the design approach.
Smart Design Studio
William Smart is the Founder and Creative Director of Smart Design Studio, established in 1998. His approach to design is holistic, combining both architectural and interior design with passionate attention to detail.
Over the past 23 years, Smart Design Studio has delivered a wide range of projects ranging from large-scale master planning, cultural buildings, offices, workplaces to private houses and product design. Although varied in scale, the projects are united by an ethos of “Architecture from the Inside Out”.
Smart Design Studio’s buildings have received critical acclaim. Since its inception SDS has received over 60 international and national awards for architecture, urban design and interior design. William was also the recipient of Inde Awards Luminary Award. William has also taught and lectured across Australia, published written work and is an active participant in the design community.
The Raconteur is an artisanal luxury fragrance brand based in Sydney, Australia. Founded in 2018 by Craig Andrade, who learned the craft of making scented candles many years ago from Elise Pioch Balzac (founder of Maison Balzac).
He attended one of the world’s leading perfume schools - the Grasse Institute of Perfumery. Over several years he learned about the key natural and synthetic ingredients used to make fine fragrance, and the technique of how to structure and formulate fragrances.
Does the world need another candle, or eau de parfum for that matter? That’s the question Craig asked before deciding to dive head-on into the world of natural perfumery and candle making. “Generally, the answer is no”, he says. “Unless you’re making something truly unique that doesn’t already exist.”
Fascinated by the tension that lies between natural materials and contemporary design and manufacture, Tom Fereday develops unique designs originating from an intrinsic inquiry into the role of objects today.
Born in Australia, Tom Fereday grew up in London, England studying sculpture and graphic design at the Wimbledon School of Art before moving to Australia to complete an honours in Industrial Design at the University of Technology Sydney. Working across Europe and Australia Tom Fereday went on to found his sole practice in 2012.
Works have been presented and published internationally through collaborations with brands including Louis Vuitton, Alessi, Stellarworks and Herman Miller and exhibited through galleries including Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Powerhouse Museum, Mint Gallery, Australian Design Centre and frequent international furniture fairs
Cleo Coppinger is a multidisciplinary artist based in Naarm (Melbourne) and the founder of small local brand USE DAILY.
Working predominantly with textile waste, Cleo draws upon her background in fashion and interior design to reimagine discarded materials as valuable resources. Her work in interested in preservation, of both the built and natural environment. Her practice is driven by sustainability, diverting waste from landfill and turning it into functional pieces.
Cleo works out of her studio in Fitzroy North, sourcing materials locally and producing her work in-house.
Yasmine Saleh Ghoniem's formative years were spent in Kuwait and Saudi Arabia before studying interior design at the Savannah College of Art and Design in America, after which her star rose in the offices of Architropolis in Portland, Oregon, designing boutique hotel interiors and celebrity residences.
Fuelled by her eagerness to consolidate her strengths and explore furniture design for the retail sector, Yasmine established YSG in 2020 as a multi-disciplinary initiative encompassing her existing interior design practice with the offering of new architectural builds and renovations plus custom-designed ranges for the home.
Since launching YSG she has received numerous awards and in January 2022 featured in the European Architectural Digest’s definitive AD100 list recognising the most influential interior designers, architects and designers across the world.
Intrigued by how people interact with the objects and furniture within their spaces, Zachary Hanna looks to create pieces with an unexpected or functional element, aiming for this addition to make the design intriguing and endearing. This aim, coupled with an interest in manufacturing methods and how to apply them, drives his design process. After graduating from the University of Technology Sydney, Hanna worked for numerous design consultancies while starting his own studio, going on to show work locally and internationally, while winning numerous awards in the process.