Meryl Hare is a name akin with Sydney design, in both how far it has come and what it is at present. In 1988 she arrived in Sydney from South Africa, determined to start a new life with a portfolio of work and plenty of experience. She started her interior design practice solo with no contacts locally and found her feet by working with local architects and craftsmen. Soon she had her active role in the creative profession, leading Hare + Klein to some of Sydney’s most exclusive sites and shorelines.
Having accumulated years of know-how, Meryl published her book, ‘Texture, Colour, Comfort’ in 2014, co-authored by David Clarke. She describes the book as a tribute to the talented designers she works with – but her own celebrated approach certainly shines through.
While Meryl has a vibrant history to hang her hat on, her prominence is just as relevant today. We enjoyed learning more about the dynamic practitioner, what gives her meaning and purpose in her work and where she is looking to take Hare + Klein to next. These precious insights shine a light on where the industry has come from and the joys, challenges and richness of contemporary Australian design.