Interviews

designer & architect interviews

In our interviews, we at est get behind the scenes to speak with the masterminds behind the best design work in Australia and abroad. We learn about the passions, past works and motives behind favourite spaces and respected careers.

  • Celebrating 21 Years of Mim Design

    With the release of Mim Fanning’s retrospective book ‘Works’, we sat down with the Melbourne interior designer to recognise 21 years of Mim Design.

  • Interview with Interior Designer Louise Liljencrantz

    Designer Louise Liljencrantz, based in Stockholm, Sweden, shares insight into her holistic approach to crafting interiors and furniture.

  • In Conversation with Lighting Designer Michael Anastassiades

    Designer Michael Anastassiades discusses his evolution, process, the inspiration behind his latest collection and his partnership with Flos.

  • Interview with the Directors of Caprini & Pellerin

    We catch up with the directors of French design practice Caprini & Pellerin Kevin Caprini and Jerry Pellerin, to learn more about how traditional French craftsmanship continues to propel their work.

  • Interview with Furniture Designer Ross Didier

    Discover the story behind leading Australian furniture design studio Didier in our interview with the ever-creative founder, Ross Didier.

  • Interview with Designer Alexandra Donohoe Church

    Sydney-based interior designer Alexandra Donohoe Church shares insight on her signature aesthetic, her favourite material to work with and why she finds the psychological impact of design so rewarding.

  • Australian Designer Nikolai Kotlarczyk Collaborates with SP01

    The Royce armchair by Australian designer Nikolai Kotlarczyk marks the first collaboration with leading Italian furniture manufacturer SP01.

  • Piero Lissoni Takes It Outside As New Artistic Director For B&B Italia

    We speak with Italian architect Piero Lissoni about embarking on his new chapter as B&B Italia artistic director.

  • Interview with Architect Ryan Leidner

    We chat with architect Ryan Leidner about designing in San Francisco and his penchant for Mid-Century homes.

  • Interview with YSG Studio Director Yasmine Ghoniem

    We catch up with Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG, learning how a career in music and her nomadic childhood has shaped her approach to design.

  • Interview with Architect Adriana Hanna

    Meet Kennedy Nolan head of interiors Adriana Hanna; one of the faces behind a portfolio of thoughtfully refined yet playful homes designed for the future. 

  • Interview with Designer Lucy Bock

    We chat with interior designer Lucy Bock on how her childhood has shaped her distinct and holistic approach to residential design.

  • In Conversation with Lighting Designer Christopher Boots

    Off the back of his latest collection IRIS, we sat down for a Q&A with Melbourne-based lighting designer Christopher Boots.

  • In Conversation with Milan-Based Artist and Designer Henry Timi

    Milan-based designer and artist Henry Timi discusses the inherent allure of Italian design, the greatest influences on his work and how his sensitivity and ambition continue to drive new projects and possibilities.

  • Interview with Architect Emma Templeton

    Templeton Architecture director Emma Templeton shares insight on the joys and challenges of residential design and the importance of place and space in our lives.

  • Interview with Faulkner Architects Director Greg Faulkner

    We learn how the Californian landscape informs the work of architecture practice Faulkner Architects with director Greg Faulkner.

  • Interview with Tecture Director Ben Robertson

    We chat with Ben Robertson, director of Melbourne-based architecture and interior design practice Tecture about his penchant for natural materials and how his team are designing environmentally-conscious homes for the future.

  • Interview with Architect Hannah Tribe

    We interview founder and principal of Tribe Studio Hannah Tribe to learn more about sustainability-soaked design and the influence of art and culture on her practice.

Behind the scenes interviews

Kelvin Ho’s architecture interview reflects on his inspiration and the past decade of projects he has worked since founding his firm Akin in Sydney. To him, a successful space merges a narrative with contextual historical and social references – an approach we couldn’t agree with more.

Talented design duo Tania Handelsmann and Gillian Khaw create elegant, timeless and on-point interiors. Speaking to est living about working abroad, the interior designer interview with Handelsmann + Khaw reveals their in-depth input throughout the architecture process and illuminates the relationship between architect and designer.

The interview with Aaron Peters from architecture firm Vokes & Peters is still one of our most memorable discussions. We learn that Aaron’s love for the idea of home started when he built tree houses as a child. These days Aaron works on boutique residential, commercial and institutional projects in Queensland – a fitting career trajectory indeed. Discover these and more in the est living Interviews.