AUSTRALIA BY DESIGN
The second season of Australia by Design: Interiors takes us into the heart and soul of the design process and looks at the psychology of interpreting a space and creating an internal environment that not only exceeds a client’s brief but aesthetically and functionally enhances it.
See how Australia’s best can transform an interior structure to make a positive impact on our day-to day lives as well as provide the wow factor that we all want to see!
Over each episode we uncover the statements that exemplify excellence in Australian interior design. At the conclusion of each episode, our lead interior designer and industry experts will announce which interior design projects are the most outstanding and therefore will go through to the ‘best of the best’ final episode. In the sixth and final episode, we count down the top 10 to determine which is Australia’s ultimate Interior design statement of the year.
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Presenters & Judges
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Jamie Durie Design
International award-winning Australian designer and author Jamie Durie started his design practice 21 years ago in 1998. Since then he and his team at Durie Design have received over 36 international design awards including the coveted gold medal at the Chelsea flower show in London and further gold medals received in Singapore, Tokyo, Auckland NZ, Melbourne, and Durie’s place of birth, Sydney.
In 2001 Durie made his entrance into furniture design when he and his team were asked to design various pieces of custom furniture for several upmarket hotels and resorts first in Spain, with several more in Asia, Australia and the Middle East. After launching several design collaborations in Europe, USA and Australia his furniture is now retailed worldwide through his multiple partnerships.
Jamie started his television career as host of the 6-time Logie award winning lifestyle juggernaut Backyard Blitz. Jamie has hosted over 52 primetime design shows worldwide aired in over 90 countries, and has hosted The Outdoor Room, HGTV Green Home, HGTV Dream Home TV shows among many others since his debut as a regular celebrity designer guest for 4 years on the Oprah Winfrey show.
Today, Durie is the new judge in House Rules and a regular contributor of Better Homes and Gardens. Durie is also the host of Habitus House of the Year and the new host of Australia by Design.
In honour of his work over the last two decades, Jamie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2013 for services to the environment & design, while in 2004, he received the Centenary Medal for services to the environment, television, and the community.
Managing Director, Futurespace
As the Managing Director and owner of Futurespace, Angela helps clients create future focused, innovative, intelligent and practical physical spaces that inspire and add value.
For more than two decades Angela has worked with significant global and Australian businesses to develop design strategies that directly relate to a specific business, to drive innovative design solutions and to develop responsive accommodation results.
She regularly presents on innovation in design around the world including at 2016 Alberta Architect’s Association Conference in Canada, and the 2017 Greenlam Design For Tomorrow Conference in Bangkok, Thailand where she shared examples of how Futurespace is leading the world by disrupting the way people work, learn and live.
In 2012 Angela was awarded with the NAWIC NSW CBRE Businesswoman of the Year Award. In addition, in 2016 she was named a finalist in the Women’s Agenda Women’s Leadership Awards.
Terri Winter is a wife, mother, designer and Australian entrepreneur who is fuelled by a passion to unearth the best designs on the planet and share them with a wider audience.
Terri believes that creative design is everywhere and works tirelessly to bring top3 fans an edited selection of the very best. She’s just like a kid on Christmas morning when new products arrive in the warehouse — spurring on the hunt for the next amazing piece to add to the top3 collection.
Terri’s eye for innovative design has made her a sought after leader and mentor in the design community. She is a judge on the Australian International Design Awards, the Tasmanian Design Awards and the Design Discovery Awards in Chicago. Terri was also a judge for the Bombay Sapphire Design, and has had various appearances on design panels like ‘The Iron Designer’, Belle Magazine’s ‘House and Apartment of the Year’ and the Chicago Homewares Design Awards.
When she’s not searching for innovations for top3, you can find Terri cheering on her two sons, Jay and Zac, from the sidelines at their soccer matches or walking her dog, Shadow, with her husband, Bernd.
Founder and Principal Director, Carr
Sue Carr is widely recognised by many as one of Australia’s preeminent interior designers. In a life dedicated to improving the Australian design landscape, Sue is renowned as being one of this country’s most successful and prolific design talents.
A thinker, innovator, designer and teacher, Sue is recognised as synonymous with the evolution of interior design in Australia. Her significant contribution to the advancement of a modernist interior and architectural aesthetic and her determination and passion to see design recognised as a vital instrument of how we live our lives has remained a core driver from when she first enrolled at RMIT’s interior design school at 18 years of age.
Sue’s story is incredibly fascinating from how she nearly donned a lab coat for a life amongst test tubes and Bunsen burners in the study of Science, to how she managed to convince a generation of men that being an interior designer did not mean she was there to do the curtains and cushions. Having initially studied to be an applied chemist ultimately it was the science of how we live that fascinated her the most.
In her forty years practising interior design, she has observed, and often anticipated, great changes in the way people live their lives with her work being admired and sought not only in Australia but Internationally.
Of note is Sue’s extraordinary contributions to the interior design industry, and for her driving force within Australian modern design lineage and heritage. Her work has helped to create an unprecedented cultural awareness for design in this country that few are able to match.
With so many high-calibre built environments that have come into fruition over the last 40 years, Sue is regularly acknowledged for her outstanding trajectory of work, and the numerous careers of others she has in some way nurtured. Sue’s work as a practitioner and educator has been instrumental in redefining interior design as not simply an afterthought but as a core discipline and vital component to architecture. She has an innate understanding of space, form, light and materials, and approaches every project with the belief that design has the power to make a positive difference to people’s lives. Sue Carr is the founder and continues to be the Principal Director of Carr, a Melbourne-based interior design and architecture practice representing over 40 years of work.
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Co-Owner of Halliday + Baillie Ltd, CEO of Halliday + Ballie Pty Ltd Australia
Tanya is in her 19th year with Halliday + Baillie, 14 years as Co-Owner. Starting in Sales, then into Sales management, then into partnership in 2005.
Tanya’s sole background prior to H+B has been Sales + Sales management representing product to the specification market.
In 2005, Tanya moved to Australia. Being a New Zealand company H+B still had very little presence in Australia. Tanya took what was then still a very unknown company to the great heights that it is today.
Tanya was deeply involved in all aspects of the setting up of the company and very much on the sales side of the business to grow it.
The Halliday + Baillie brand in Australia (inside the Architectural Door hardware fittings market) is very highly respected and unashamedly high end.
This has not happened by accident however. This is entirely on purpose.
Having a specific + well-known brand through advertising, service, sponsoring the right awards, with specific notoriety and market position.
Tanya has insisted on all of the above and has achieved this with the help of her Australian team and having high quality product coming from our NZ manufacturing.
Next exciting moves for the company is manufacturing here in Australia.
Senior Brand Communications Manager, Wattyl and Sherwin-Williams Company
Sarah Stephenson, Senior Brand Communications Manager, Wattyl and Sherwin-Williams Company, is a highly regarded forecaster, educator and presenter in the world of colour and design.
Noted for her insightful colour predictions and often quoted in the country’s leading lifestyle and design publications, Sarah brings an unrivalled level of creative and strategic expertise to the world of colour in design.
A former teacher at the prestigious International School of Colour and Design, Sarah had a distinguished career in television production in London prior to channelling her extensive knowledge and qualifications in colour into her current marketing and communications role with Wattyl.
Indesign Media Asia Pacific Founder and CEO
Rajesh Nandan is the Founder, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the design industry’s premier regional media house, Indesign Media Asia Pacific. After acquiring his first magazine at the age of 22 in 1993, Raj continued to launch a suite of magazine titles throughout the 90s which would become the foundation for his boutique publishing house in 2000 under the flagship title, Indesign. In 2010, the company moved further throughout Asia with digital and print titles in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong – including welcoming India to the fold in the very near future. The root of his success lies in Raj being a very early proponent of the potential for digital platforms to support our region’s creative talent.
With print and digital assets under the brands of Indesign, Habitus, Cubes, Lookbox, Architecture & Design, and DQ, the international design world collaborates with Indesign Media through experiential events throughout the region – inspiring the design communities in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Singapore, Hong Kong in previous years and Indonesia in the years ahead.
Raj has since lent is curatorial eye for several boards and juries including the RedDot Design Awards Judging Panel, the Strategic Advisory Board of the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers, the Advisory Board for Emergency Architects Australia, and is also an Ambassador for Unlimited: Designing for the Asia Pacific, an Official Judge for the International Design Awards Los Angeles, and for the Good Design Awards Australia.
After recently launching the INDE.Awards – the Asia Pacific region’s largest and most powerful interior design and architecture awards – to continue Indesign Media’s commitment to unflagging industry stewardship, this year Raj Nandan and Indesign Media embark upon tackling new challenges presented by the changing nature of the region’s design, architecture, engineering and property sectors. This year, Indesign Media brings Asia Pacific a new event, FRONT, that finally unites all stakeholders in the AECO supply chain, bringing to a crowning point over two decades of building a more co-operative, more intelligent and ultimately stronger outlook for our region’s creative talent on the global stage.
Director and National President Elect, Design Institute Australia
I am a design professional and passionate member of the DIA with over 30 years extensive experience across a wide range of design projects and disciplines.
I am currently a Director and the National President Elect for the DIA. I will take up my role as National President in November 2019.
I was engaged at HASSELL for over 16 years as a Senior Associate within their Perth studio and was a Business Group Leader for their Interiors Group. Through this role I was actively involved in a wide range of projects throughout the practice including interior architecture/design, commercial office fit-out, residential, education, health, infrastructure and hospitality. I worked closely with national corporate practices, state, federal and local government clients in order to deliver a diverse portfolio of projects.
In the time since I left HASSELL six years ago I have been providing specialist design consultancy services across a variety of design disciplines, pursuing my belief that design is a collaborative exercise involving all stakeholders and participants involved on each project. My recent collaborations include interior design and architecture, branding and marketing, photography, styling and graphic design. I work collaboratively with clients and likeminded design professionals, utilising my vast range of experiences from many varied projects to bring real benefits to new projects.
I have a strong passion for design and its value to our culture. This has led me to be actively involved with the Design Institute of Australia both on a local, state and national level. I have been the DIA WA President for five years and a National Director for five years. I am the DIA representative for the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers and attended the 2017 IFI Congress in Lagos on their behalf. These roles allow me to participate in the broader design context and to promote the values of good design across the whole community.
Through my position on the DIA Board and previously as a member of the National Advisory Council I have been a strong advocate for change within the DIA. I have been a key contributor to and supporter of the National Advisory Council’s Strategic vision and objectives in order to support Australian design. Great work has been achieved with a strong vision for the future, recognising the changing landscape of design.
I want to see Australia recognised as a Design nation. To achieve this we need to understand our regional differences, utilising the strengths that we have both at a local and national level. We need to leverage off the great work that each of the states does, streamlining and creating process, providing more support and a cohesive message to the community regarding the DIA and design for Australia.
Belinda has gained 20 years of experience in the Advertising and Marketing sector across the globe from Sydney, London, and Milan leading campaigns and experiences for global brands, whilst physically working in a variety of high-end workplace types and styles.
During her time in London, whilst manager her day-to-day career, Belinda developed and launched (at different times) two self-funded start-ups. In 2006 her first e-commerce website and range of lifestyle bags and accessories were launched and picked up and sold through Harvey Nichols and Fenwick Bond Street.
Towards the end of 2018 the full of home and family brought Belinda back to Australia where she is now leading all Marketing and Strategy for Maxton Fox, the family business.
CEO at Holcim Australia and New Zealand
George Agriogiannis is the Chief Executive Officer of Holcim Australia and New Zealand. George is an executive manager with more than 25 years’ experience within the construction materials and building industry across Australia and New Zealand. Since March 2019, George has been leading the Holcim Australia and New Zealand business as Chief Executive Officer. Prior to this, George held a number of executive and managerial positions at Adelaide Brighton and Hanson Australia.
With a degree in engineering, George has held a lifelong passion for sustainable design and construction, and is excited to help decide what is Australia’s ultimate interior design statement of the year.
Social Commerce Evangelist
Marketing expert, speaker and branding ambassador, Therese Tarlinton is a social commerce evangelist. Degree qualified in marketing, with over two decades of experience, Therese knows what’s needed to create a brand in Australia, and appealing to your target customers.
Working with tech giants Philips and Minolta, leading ANZ marketing with 7-figure budgets, Therese jumped off the corporate ladder in 2002 creating her own multi million dollar global company in her twenties. As the licensee for heavyweights Jeep, Sesame Street and United Colors of Benetton she manufactured baby products and sold to Australia’s biggest retailers before setting up distributors in seven countries.
After successfully selling her first company, Therese decided that ecommerce was the new direction and took at role at the half billion dollar ASX listed company, Grays Commerce Group where she was in charge of partnerships and social revenue. She created a new distribution channel for the company where customers could transact inside the company Facebook business page using auction technology to engage and excite. They sold over 250,000 bottles of wine and created millions of dollars in incremental revenue for their shareholders.
Moving into a General Manager role in their jewellery division – selling over $7 million worth of precious diamonds and gems nationally, including the company’s largest online transaction of $87,000, she saw the potential of social commerce as the next wave to ride.
Taking the leap again, she created Therese Tarlinton Social Commerce and after doing a deal with Australian’s only listed real estate company, McGrath Estate Agents, she made them the pioneer in social property listings. Now every McGrath listed property lives natively inside Facebook, and advertises to people most likely to buy that particular home. McGrath now has over 8 million brand impressions, a unified social presence and is selling property without the need for the expensive portals.
Therese is a passionate supporter of young entrepreneurs and an ambassador for the social change organisation Inspiring Rare Birds. She lives in Sydney with her car mad husband, rowing enthusiast older son, and is helping her 11 year old son create his first business right now.
Policy Committee Chair and NSW Deputy Chair of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA)
Interior Design Leader at Billard Leece Partnership
Bradley Schott FDIA is the Policy Committee Chair and NSW Deputy Chair of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) and also the Interior Design Leader at Billard Leece Partnership. Bradley has key expertise in workplace and education design, but with broad cross-sector experience from a career of over 20 years.
He has a keen interest in the motivations and frameworks that drive design decisions, and how a diverse, cross-sector and cross culture team can lead to innovative, socially sustainable design that maximises value creation.
A New South Wales DIA Branch Councillor since 2014, Bradley was appointed Deputy Chair in 2018. He also chairs the National Design Policy Workgroup for the International Council of Design (ico-D) and the DIA Policy Committee, and was named a Fellow of the DIA in 2018.