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Simon Ancher Studio Visit

Visiting Simon Ancher’s studio in Launceston would be a guilty pleasure if it wasn’t so utterly beneficial to our clients, our projects, and our practice. There is nothing quite like a studio visit, being able to experience the incredible craftsmanship of Simon and also to be able to experience the tactile qualities of his workspace and work. We leave the studio drenched with the smell of freshly cut timbers, a…
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Ronald Young Office Fit out

Ronald Young & Co Builders, a family-run business, provides a space where clients can feel engaged throughout the construction process of their homes. We wanted to honour this, inspired by the notion of a cocoon as a metaphor for home. The way they are constructed through an intricate process of weaving strands of silk influenced our design choices and the way material could weave, cross over, and envelope space much…
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The Valentine Typewriter

Stories matter. The big, the small, the inspiring, the humorous, the quirky, and the simply serendipitous. This is one such tale. The story of a typewriter; found, lost, rediscovered. The Valentine Typewriter.   A design icon famous for its use of colour and form, and revered for its practicability. A design that challenged the stereotypical typewriting machines of the 1960s that were widely regarded as ‘dull and uninspiring to look…
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New Norfolk Rowing Club

“In order to find the set and create swing, everyone must work together to balance the boat and have exact timing. Your hands must be at exactly the right height as you slide up to the catch. Every oar has to drop into the water at the exact same time. Everyone needs to pull at equal pressure. All the blades need to come out of the water and release in…
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Naomi provides tips to graduating students

Our Naomi giving a talk to the interior design students at Foundry about life after graduating.   Naomi discussed her work in commercial event spaces, creating temporary installations, and preparing a folio to enter the interior design industry.   Naomi is a First Class Honours graduate from the RMIT Bachelor of Interior Design and had some fabulous tips and advice for the students.   Naomi spoke with confidence, engaging the students…
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National short-listing in Designers Australia Awards 2021

We are thrilled to have been short-listed by The Design Institute of Australia for its inaugural Designers Australia 2021 Awards.   The awards bring together Australia’s broad design community to celebrate ethical, innovative, and impactful design thinking. We’re honoured to be amongst some of the best designers in the country.   Thanks to our incredible client at Clemens Hill, we are immensely proud of this project and our entire team.    …
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Ability Hearing and balance

A uniquely Tasmanian concept drawing upon the analogy between sound waves, ocean waves, and the search for balance.   Ability Hearing and Balance had three sites to be designed around Tasmania. Our design celebrates the perfect blend of Tasmanian art, design, and craftsmanship with sensory curved walls suggesting the turning of the wave, cabinetry units displaying longitudinal and transverse lines for an overall equilibrium. Undulating brass handles with a silence….
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Sarah Mirowski talks to Foundry students

Our Sarah Mirowski gave a wonderful talk to the Foundry students about entering the industry. Sarah was inspiring, encouraging, and energetic in the way she delivered the talk, with fabulous feedback from the students about how they could really relate to her experience. Sarah related it to her own personal journey and emphasised how there is more than one way to enter into the design industry and the most important factor is to…
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Integrated design talk / Bentley Workspaces

A great discussion at Bentley Workspaces on having all the experts in the room at the beginning of a project. Thank you to Nicole and the team at Bentley for allowing Valentine Interiors & design to have the opportunity to be part of this.   Laura Callingham, architect from Studio ilk, Peter Ventieri, Director of In2Construction and Jane Valentine from Valentine Interiors & Design came together to chat about how engaging all the…
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Evoking a sense of solidity

A building that sits strongly, yet with a respectful nod to its surroundings. Tucked on the edge of the CBD amongst significant heritage buildings and homes.   Ronald Young & Co Builders’ new office space, architecturally designed by BYA Architects, required a considered approach. An approach that acknowledged not just the newly designed structure, but also the residential properties surrounding it. We selected materials, textures, and colours that created a…
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