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.

  • 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.

  • Interview with Studio Griffiths Director Gillianne Griffiths

    We get to know Griffiths Studio founder and director Gillianne Griffiths, learning how Belgian design and a career in music have come to inform her practice.

  • Interview with Watts Studio Director Felicity Watts

    We catch up with Felicity Watts, founder of Melbourne design practice Watts Studio to chat through her defining aesthetic and establishing her own studio.

  • In Conversation with Viabizzuno Lighting Designer Mario Nanni

    To celebrate his inaugural visit to Australia, we chat exclusively with globally-celebrated lighting designer, founder and creative director of Viabizzuno lighting; Mario Nanni.

  • Interview with the Directors of studiofour

    Co-directors of studiofour Annabelle Berryman and Sarah Henry share their insight on designing mindfully, creating a highly collaborative practice and where they admire great design. 

  • Interview with String Furniture Founders Peter Erlandsson and Pär Josefsson

    est caught up with Sweden-based String Furniture Directors; Peter Erlandsson and Pär Josefsson ahead of their Australian launch of String Galvanized.

  • Interview with Sarah Cosentino and Felicity Slattery

    We chat with Studio Esteta’s co-directors Sarah Cosentino and Felicity Slattery about appreciating beauty in all forms and their broader... continue reading.
  • Interview with Kirsten Stanisich and Jonathan Richards

    Our chat with Sydney-based design frontrunners Jonathon Richards and Kirsten Stanisich, discussing their recent studio rebrand and product design debut.

  • Interview with Sally Caroline

    We chat with Sally Caroline about her laser-sharp focus on bespoke residential design, design influences and what’s integral to the designer’s own home.

  • Interview with the Directors of Tom Mark Henry

    We learn how Sydney studio Tom Mark Henry came to be and all of the challenges and triumphs along the way, with directors Cushla McFadden and Jade Nottage.

  • Colourful Living with Designer Kate Challis

    We explore the home of interior designer Kate Challis as she talks us through her brave use of colour through an unexpected palette of Porter’s Paints.

  • Interview with the Directors of Edmonds + Lee

    We learn the San Francisco way with architects Robert Edmonds and Vivian Lee of Edmonds + Lee, who share their invaluable advice, pertinent experiences and how they’re designing for the future.

  • Interview with Melanie Beynon

    We catch up with Melbourne architect Melanie Beynon to discuss her background, influences and passions that have paved the way for a new design studio.

  • Interview with Guillaume Alan

     We get to know the well-respected designer responsible for our issue #29 cover star – Guillaume Alan – and his eponymous studios in London and Paris. 

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.