Australia is a rich and vibrant land of architecture, and of designers that are more than capable of breaking out of the mold set by traditional design. Whether you’re looking for a building that can house people, industry, commerce or a little bit of a mix, Australia is not lacking in terms of top-notch designers.
What do the JIA Boutique Hotel in Shanghai, the Establishment and Ivy in Sydney, and the Botanical and Bistro Guillaume in Melbourne all have in common? They were all the creation of the extremely talented Kerry Phelan, the Melbourne-based architect that has taken the office, hotel, and commercial design world by storm.
One of Brisbane’s finest architects, David Hicks has dozens of projects to his credit. From apartment complexes, to affluent family estates, to shopping areas and office park designs, Hicks has made a name for himself as a designer that can work with open areas, bespoke designs, and a light, elegant atmosphere. His designs incorporate a good use of natural lighting and bright colours, and communicate a sense of class that makes his works stand out as visually pleasing and culturally modern. His work is now backed by his team, which collaborates with clientele all over Australia to provide some of the best designs on the continent.
The Thomas Hamel team is one of the best at designing a residential atmosphere that exudes elegance and high-class. His work is present all across the East Coast of Australia, and his team is dedicated to showing his style and design in every project they do. While trained overseas, Hamel has taken to using the colors and stylings that speak best to Australia’s modern culture, and expounds on his use of space and lighting in every project he touches.
Steven and Carole Whiting lead a team of eight talented bespoke artists in Melbourne, and their work can be found all over the city. In residential, commercial, and retail alike, their work stands out for its simplistic elegance, openness, and most of all, modern use of light. Their work has been featured in numerous magazines, and their signature use of bespoke styling is unmistakable in the home and the office.
Australia is at the cutting edge of design. With an emphasis on the stand-out look and feel of bespoke design, the artists on this list will make anyone’s head turn. If you are looking for something sleek, airy, open, natural, and sophisticated, then Australia’s top designers can each bring something memorable to the table.