8 Australian Interior Designers To Watch In 2014


Also See: Top Australian Interior Designers To Watch in 2015
1. Hecker Guthrie

Based in Melbourne, Hamish Guthrie and Paul Hecker lead a team of 17 staff members who share interdisciplinary skills and a passion for design.

Hecker Guthrie currently has projects within the hospitality, residential, retail and commercial sectors.

Hecker Guthrie's project, The Windsor Annex in Victoria was shortlisted at the Australian Interior Design Awards 2014 for Retail Design.

The Windsor Annex is a concept by Elwood and a collaboration with Hecker Guthrie's design studio. Together the retail and design team brought to life a new direction for the Elwood brand, designing a space which is an extension to the Elwood tailoring concept.

2. Mim Design

Specialising in the design of interior environments, Mim Design has experience with projects within the residential, retail, hospitality and corporate sectors.

Mim Design has a holistic approach to design. Their constant pursuit of innovation has seen the firm achieve huge success this year.

Mim Design was shortlisted for 2014 Workplace Design at the Australian Interior Design Awards for its Little Group office fit out.

Little Group office reflects the Group’s understanding of the residential development market.

An anchoring monochromatic and neutral palette adopts the philosophy of comfort and feeling of a residential home; to create a personal yet timeless workplace environment.

3. Adrian Amore Architects

Established in 2008, Adrian Amore Architects (AAA) is a Melbourne based architect whose focus is on the design process using ingenuity, invention and craft.

AAA's Loft Apartment interiors won three awards at the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards.

Loft Apartment

 in West Melbourne features an interior housed in a former butter factory.

A sculptural stair sits at the converging point in the space, twisting dramatically, and soaring up towards a recreational roof terrace which overlooks the city of Melbourne.

4. acme&co

Established by architect Vince Alafaci and interior designer Caroline Choker, acme&co is a multidisciplinary design firm based in New South Wales.

The studio delivers a range of both small and large scale projects in the hospitality, residential, commercial, industrial, public and adaptive reuse sectors.

acme&co's The Incinerator interior won the Design Award at the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards.

The Willoughby Incinerator

is an example of Australian Industrial Heritage designed by Walter Burley Griffin and Eric Milton Nicholls in 1934. Through adaptive reuse, acme&co have transformed the dormant Incinerator into a vibrant community café paying homage to is past.

Also See 2015 Australian Interior Design Awards Shortlist 

5. Conrad Gargett Riddel Ancher Mortlock Woolley

Conrad Gargett Riddel Ancher Mortlock Woolley (CGR AMW) has a rich history of architecture in Australia, most renowned for their experience in contemporary design and heritage conservation.

Operating from Brisbane, Sydney and Townsville studios, CGR AMW deliver a broad range of projects across a diverse range of sectors, both domestically and internationally.

CGR AMW's BDO Workplace interiors was shortlisted at the Australian Interior Design Awards 2014 for Workplace Design.

BDO’s new Brisbane office sits in the recently refurbished “blue tower” in the CBD. Occupying six contiguous floors the organizational hub sits on the central floor which houses an array of meeting, learning, collaboration and social spaces.

6. Travis Walton Architecture

Based in Melbourne, Travis Walton Architecture features a design portfolio covering projects from nightclubs and eateries to retail developments.

The firm has already received multiple awards and accolades for their projects, having only been established in 2010.

Travis Walton Architecture won the Retail Design Award at the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards for its Toni & Guy Salon interior.

Tony & Guy

 the salon features a mezzanine with a private colour salon and a concealed hair washroom below and a minimal but luxurious palette of black steel and Oak paneling.

7. Atticus & Milo

Design Director Caecilia Potter established Atticus & Milo in 1998. The practice follows design philosophies driven by the desire to create a unique response to each of their clients’ projects.

Each project is lead hands on by Caecilia, working with a team of talented designers to provide proven design methodology and design knowledge.

Atticus & Milo's residential interiors for Swinging Seventies in Victoria was recently shortlisted for two Australian Interior Design Awards.

Swinging Seventies is a renovation of circa 1973 concrete block-work home by Gordon Cope-Williams, which celebrates original textures, such as worn brick floors, patinated cedar and steel.

8. Those Architects

Newly established by Ben Mitchell and Simon Addinall, this Sydney based architecture and design practice has seen recent success, receiving multiple awards and accolades this year.

This has been attributed to their rigorous pursuit of quality design outcomes associated with each of the practice’s projects.

Those Architects won the Workplace Design Award for its Ansarada Office

interiors at the 2014 Australian Interior Design Awards.

The Ansarada Office features disappearing walls, flexible spaces, cleverly hidden services and technology, bespoke joinery, and ultra fine detailing.

It transforms the fit-out of a century old wool store in Sydney’s historic wharf district into a sleek and playful workspace for one of Australia’s fastest growing Gen Y virtual data companies.


The Feature image of Bluetrain was designed by Studio Equator

Also See: Top Australian Interior Designers To Watch in 2015

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