Drawing on their diverse experience in building workplace culture, Gavin Harris (senior associate and design director at futurespace), Bradford Gorman (director of Gorman/Birrell), and Keti Malkoski (principle of people and consulting at Schiavello) give their insights on the many factors shaping our offices, the increasing integration of work and life, and how this will affect us in years to come.
The Guide could shape a solution for your renovation, introduce you to the latest in furniture design, or you might connect with a maker to custom-build the interior of your dreams.
Flexible future: reimagining in the workplace
Designing DEN: Q&A with Alexi Robinson
Drawing on experience working in Hong Kong as well as in London, Alexi brings a wealth of design smarts to her role as creative director of DENFAIR. The interior designer gives her insight on our local design culture and the process of creating impactful temporary installations.
Change of tack: taking architectural cues from nature
Architects in Perth are like sailors, taking their tactical cues from the skies and winds, to deliver homes that do more than merely shelter. MEZZANINE explores a selection of homes that are designed to incorporate and take complete advantage of their natural surrounds.
Maria Danos on hospitality design
After a career spanning almost 20 years as senior associate of MA Architects and Neometro, Maria Danos has embarked on a new professional phase by launching her own practice – Maria Danos Architecture. Built within what was formerly a mechanics’ studio, her latest project, Mister + Miss café, is an upscaled space that embraces its past.
Elliat Rich: Central ideas
With a creative output as vast as the territory she inhabits, Elliat Rich is at the centre of a shift in the way design can unify cultures and improve the quality of everyday lives. MEZZANINE explores the work of the diverse creative, and the ways in which she is giving back to the community through her work.
Exploring art with DiMase
Wander along St Georges Road in the Merri Village precinct of Fitzroy North and a delightful visual experience awaits. Via a shop-front window exhibition of sculptures and creative objet, DiMase Architects is engaging with the residents of their neighbourhood, providing accessible art and promoting a vehicle for interaction.
Fine lines: designing furniture with Keith Melbourne
Mezzanine’s Marcus Piper chats with Keith Melbourne, a new breed of furniture designer who is fusing industrial processes with creativity to help local industries forge ahead.