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There is so much design and architecture talent on our shores, have a read of our interviews with the leading creatives and provocative thinkers. These are the people who are shaping our cities, buildings, workplaces, hotels and cafés through incredible design.

Mark Landini

Indesign Luminary: Mark Landini

Mark Landini is not a man to mince his words. His relationship with retail design is one of practicality and inventiveness. Because there’s no room for ‘experiential’ and ‘fashionable’ design when you’re faced with fickle consumers and a booming e-retail economy.

5 minutes with Edra’s Niccolo Mazzei

Playful Italian furniture brand Edra recently had Niccolo Mazzei, the son of founder Valeria Mazzei, in town. We caught him to learn more about Edra’s unique design approach.

Suppose Design Office’s uncharted territory

Finding a way to integrate multiple facets of the built environment, Japanese architecture firm Suppose Design Office not only creates contemporary projects but has opened a real estate agency and construction company all under one roof.

Gilbert and Tobin workplace. Photo by Trevor Mein.

5 minutes with Woods Bagot’s Amanda Stanaway on workplace cultures

As a workplace interior design expert with over 20 years of experience, Amanda Stanaway has some critical insights into the changing nature of our working lives and how design can be used as a powerful tool.

Searching for more meaning in hospitality: Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith

Sustainability and meaningful experiences are key drivers in the hospitality sector today, as Bates Smart’s Brenton Smith shares with the studio’s latest regional hotel offering.

Mattiazzi factory

The enduring legacy of wood: Mattiazzi in focus

Jasper Morrison, the Bouroullec Brothers, Konstantin Grcic – you are no doubt already familiar with these names. All have designed for Italian timber furniture company Mattiazzi. What you may not realise is that behind the scenes, Mattiazzi is ensuring that its products and company culture embody a truly sustainable practice – right now and into the future. We get the lowdown from Nevio Mattiazzi, one of the founding brothers, at the District showroom in Melbourne.

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