Matt Woods

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Winner – Interior Design Excellence Awards 2011 – Designer Of The Year, Peoples Choice Award

“The element that will become the hallmark of this designer is apparent in his ability to create volume within an envelope of intriguing parts. And while the materials he uses translate as textural, interesting & sustainable, his underlying appreciation of the materials’ innate qualities will be an interesting aspect to watch through his careers evolution.” (inside), Issue 65, March 2011
One of the ‘top ten forces and faces in design for 2011’ Design Quarterly, Issue 43, Spring 2011

Although the practice is still in it’s infancy, Matt Woods & his designs have captured the attentions of the media, fellow designers and most importantly, his clients, focusing on sustainable design in his hometown of Sydney. With a degree in Industrial Design, postgraduate studies in Sustainable Design, and having worked in manufacturing, design & architecture, Matt has developed a unique & well-resolved skill set that ensures an approach to design unlike any other.

Creative, independent and fiercely design focused, Matt is eager to push and test the boundaries of modern day human environments. Matt is dedicated to produce engaging, unique, and forward thinking designs, which have a positive impact on social sustainability & the ecology of the planet. The studio has been fortunate to have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, yet regardless of the size, brief or budgetary constraints, it is focused on delivering projects that are well-resolved, exciting and stimulating environments to experience and enjoy.

In 2011 Matt Woods Design was decorated with THE DESIGNER OF THE YEAR – PEOPLES CHOICE AWARD at the Interior Design Excellence Awards, & has in the first 2 years of practice been shortlisted for projects in the Australian Interior Design Awards & the interior Design Excellence Awards. The studio has also been featured in local & international design journals including amongst others, Artichoke, DQ, Frame, Green, (inside), InDesign, InsideOut, Urbis & Venue.

  • Devon cafe

    Matt Woods Design delivers a plywood-wrapped interior and a verdant courtyard in the design of this cafe on Devonshire Street in Sydney’s Surry Hills.

  • Chi Chi

    Matt Woods takes a chic yet lighthearted approach to the design of this restaurant in Sydney’s Canley Heights.

  • Melt

    This latest interior by Matt Woods Design uses a material palette inspired by chocolate hues and a design that references Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.

  • Interior Design: Enmore House

    Matt Woods Design updates a Sydney terrace, with new layers of contemporary detail and texture that complement the home’s existing interior architecture.

  • Interior Design: Chavela

    A new restaurant fitout on Sydney’s Burwood Road by Matt Woods Design delivers a lively interior adorned with recycled timber surfaces and copper tones.