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DESIGNER + WOOD MAKER OLIVER MACLATCHY







“I feel like I’ve always known where I wanted to go,” Oliver MacLatchysays. However, it was when he first came up with the idea for timber water spouts in 2013 that he got a real sense of momentum to his work. Up until then he had been focussed on carpentry in building projects. For the first 10 years of his career, he gained experience with his father’s building company, and for the following six...

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DESIGNER ELISE HESLOP








It was during a year of living in Italy a few years ago that Elise Heslopstruck upon an idea that has since changed her life. She was living a simpler life with her young family in a smaller home and came across a bunk bed that she appreciated for its design and ethos. Elise took a train trip to Milan to meet the designer who specialised in custom-made plywood homes and furniture made with wooden...

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ARTIST ADAM PYETT






“I don’t stop working - one painting leads on to the next and to the next,” says Melbourne artist Adam Pyett. “Sooner or later there is a body of work ready to show.” For his latest exhibition, he continued on from the last painting of his previous show. Everything is a continuum. “The more paintings I make, the more I exhibit and the more people get to see them,” says Adam, who was born and...

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FURNITURE DESIGNER + MANUFACTURER LEONARD GEORGOPOULOS





Leonard Georgopoulos was brought up in the world of Australian furniture design and manufacture. Born in Melbourne, he was regularly taken on tours of the Arthur G factory by his father and founder of the company, Arthur Georgopoulos. “For me, there has never been any doubt that I would be involved in the family business,” Leonard says. However, he first completed a degree in management and HR....

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DESIGNER ROSS GARDAM









From early on Ross Gardamknew that industrial design was for him. He clicked with the subject at university after growing up in the country town of Barham near the NSW and Victorian border with a father and grandfather who had a passion for making. After working in the design industry for a number of years, Ross stepped out onto his own and launched his eponymous business in 2007. He says it took...

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ARTIST SARAH AMOS







A decision to move to the US had a huge impact on the work of Melbourne born and raised artist and printmaker Sarah Amos. “I felt that there was no going backwards but only leaps and bounds in a forward direction,” she says. “Anything seemed possible to me in the early years when living in New York; it was viable to have a career as an artist who worked on paper. I was determined to make a go of...

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INTERIOR DESIGNER CHELSEA HING








Even though Chelsea Hinghad worked at some of Australia’s most respected interiors firms, it was when she stepped out on her own in 2007 that she realised she would have to cultivate her own visual language. “I had to stand for something,” she says. “My work had to have a point of view. It took me a few years to really get a handle on those things but that early learning and level of thinking has...

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WOODWORKER + MAKER LEAH ROSE HUDSON-SMITH

 







Sitting behind a computer all day didn’t suit Leah Rose Hudson-Smith. After moving to Melbourne eight years ago from Perth, where she grew up, and while working as an interior designer in a big corporate office, she decided that she wanted to get more hands-on with her work. Consequently, Leah enrolled in a woodworking night class at Pop and Scottin Northcote. “I fell in love with the material...

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INTERIOR DESIGNER CAROLE WHITING







“My background in film has shown me how to frame views and how to draw focus and create emotion within that frame,” says interior designer Carole Whiting. “Interior design is not just about a visual execution, it should create an emotional response.” The Melbourne-based designer, who worked for many years in advertising as well as film, is gaining a great deal of interest from Australia and...

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ARCHITECT ANDREW PIVA

 



While Andrew Pivastudied architecture and worked in various firms in Sydney, it wasn’t until he moved to Melbourne that he hit his stride. “I found like-minded individuals in Broderick Ely and Jonathon Boucher and that’s when I felt I was able to develop the types of projects I was interested in and it has been that synergy that has resulted in the most interesting work of my career,” he says....

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