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We started Design Addicts platform to explore and share great design from Australia and around the globe. We endeavour to keep you up to date with what’s going on locally and internationally and at the end of the day we are simply writing about what we love. You can rest assured that what you read on Design Addicts platform is what we honestly believe and its not there because someone’s paid us. We’ve worked hard to put together a team of people whose opinions and judgement are valuable; they work in design and live it daily.
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Richard Misso Editor of Design Addicts platform
Brendan Guy – Being a contributing design addict I am constantly searching for the new, the sublime and the exciting. A vagabond and frustrated minimalist at heart, I am endlessly travelling and am drawn to interiors that put on a performance, that declare the personalities of those using the space and those which aren’t afraid to have fun. It is an honour to be writing for design addicts and to have the chance to connect with you all.
You can follow Brendan on Twitter: @mrbrendanguy
Morris Selvatico are a creative Interior design studio founded by Alexandra Morris and Lorena Selvatico. Established in 2008, Morris Selvatico specialises in commercial retail design, store design, space planning, construction management and interior architecture. Morris Selvatico believes that good design is not about the budget, but rather the ideas behind the concept and the attention to detail in executing it. As a contributing design addict we look forward to sharing a diverse range of projects and products across retail, hospitality and work place.
Nicholas Kaiko Good design has always been my passion and in my mid 20’s I decided to follow a dream and return to university to study what I love – and it has changed my life!
A recent graduate of Design Centre Enmore, Design Institute of Australia graduate designer of the year nominee and whilst working whist working for one of Australia’s most celebrated design studios, so contributing to Design Addicts has been a massive thrill. I am a concept driven designer and my personal aesthetic could be described as masculine, functional and tailored. I am constantly feeding my creativity with inspired imagery. I am obsessed by travel and try to do it at least twice a year. I see travel as an investment in my creative brain. We live our lives in it, so why not make it beautiful – addicted to design! Follow me on Instagram kaiko_design
Ella Lee Cansdell In no specific order, (for me) there are three things definitely worth getting out of bed for – design, travel and food. Having designed for many years at one of Australia’s award winning interior design studios, I turned my design sensibilities to travel and launched Butler by the Sea. Everybody deserves a holiday, designers especially; I am delighted to be a contributing design addict and am excited to be bringing you a collection of hotels, resorts & spas that I personally love.
John Bechini owns and runs VBO Australia the exclusive importers of the Viabizzuno lighting range in Australia and New Zealand. John has worked in the lighting industry for the past 12 years working with brands such as Kreon and Tom Dixon. John believes lighting is not only about providing a need, but creating a mood or an experience that makes those in the space feel some sort of emotion.
Fiona Venn is a practicing architectural lighting designer and leads the WSP Vision Design team in Sydney. She has extensive experience in the fields of architecture and interior design working for international design practices in San Francisco, Tokyo, London and Sydney. Fiona says,’ As lighting designers we paint spaces with light, prioritising the most important features and enhancing the character, beauty and functionality of each project we design.’
Lena Zacharek – Having the good fortune to grow up in a family of architects, designers, and master craftsmen in beautiful Australian State of Tasmania was guaranteed to instil an innate appreciation of and addiction to nature, beauty, and design. An inquisitive traveller, I endeavour to experience and learn from as many cultures, people, and designs modes as possible. As well as inspiring and grounding my own holistic, purposeful, and sustainable architectural and interior designs, as a Design Addict platform contributor I look forward to sharing my passion with you. I am driven by a belief that we can have it all; that design adds to our quality of life and it can be functional as well as fun, beautiful and provocative.
Monica Del Rosario has spent the last 17 years in various roles in the Textile Industry with currently working in the interiors sector.
As a contributing design addict this is a way that she can explore and share her creative energy – “I’m continually blessed with all that surrounds me in design, interiors and colour that a need for a platform to share my findings was inevitable”.
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