6/what has been one of your favourite projects you have worked on?
I really loved Sean Connolly at Dubai Opera. It had a bigness and an opportunity that felt rare to us. The excitement of travelling to site across the globe, working within the Opera, the foreignness of the whole experience, it was all a bit intoxicating. I loved bringing my partner (who is our Marketing Director) Tess there to shoot it with Brooke Holm, it was pretty wonderful to share the space with her in the first days that it opened.
7/ what projects do you have coming up, where can we see you next?
Within the coming months, Imperial ‘UP’ opens which will complete the majority of the stages of the newly relaunched LGBQTI venue the Imperial Hotel in Erskineville. We should see the reopening of the iconic Burleigh Pavilion on the beach at Burleigh Heads come December and there are one or two beautiful homes which will start seeing their furniture arrive toward the end of the year!
8/It seems from an outside point of view. Alexander and Co. has been growing momentum and then has really turned a corner with volume of work and merit for the work by the industry. With the recent AIDA and Belle Interior Design Awards, how has this felt for Alexander & Co. and reaffirmed your design success within the industry?
They say ‘it took us twenty years to be an overnight success’. This is similar to how I feel now. The accolade is wonderful. Within the context of our practice mission and our commitment to creating social impact and changing our little piece of the universe, it presents itself as a lovely affirmation along the way.
9/How much does Australian Craftsmanship and design integrate into all facets of your work?
It is our work. Without compromise, the craft is what anchors us. The soul of a space is really just the soul of the contributors, finding those who care about their craft is the mission.
10/What do you love most about your job?
I love the people, the ability to express an art as a commercial, social and architectural endeavour. I feel pretty nourished, my buckets are full.
SYDNEY / MELBOURNE FAVOURITES
Your favourite Sydney and Melbourne neighbourhood?
Sydney – Bondi Junction!
Melbourne – We don’t tend to have a fave suburb – wherever we’re heading out to eat/drink or play
Your favourite place for brunch?
Sydney – Craigs cheese shop
Melbourne – Kettle Black
Your favourite place for a drink?
Sydney – Charlie Parker’s
Melbourne – Bar Americano
Your spot to get inspired?