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Daniel Stellini, Studio Director at Golden
Interviews 16.05.2022

Daniel Stellini, Studio Director at Golden

Daniel has over 25 years’ experience in the design industry. As studio director at leading Melbourne-based interior design practice Golden, he works across residential, hospitality, retail and workplace sectors. Some of the studio’s projects include several Viktoria & Woods retail locations, the RMBL offices, numerous luxury residences and most recently Mobilia’s Melbourne showroom in Richmond. In his own time, Daniel is an avid reader and enjoys retreating to the picturesque town of Daylesford on weekends.

Kim Thornton-Smith, Partner at Designpaper
Interviews 06.04.2022

Kim Thornton-Smith, Partner at Designpaper

Kim Thornton-Smith is a tireless member of Western Australia’s design community. He is a partner at Perth-based interior design practice Designpaper and has completed major corporate headquarters across Australia and south-east Asia. Kim was inducted into the Design Institute of Australia’s Hall of Fame in 2011 in recognition of his extensive contribution to the interior design industry over the past 40 years. Here, Kim shares his musings on music, design movements and architecture.

Patrizia Moroso, Artistic Director / Owner of Moroso
Interviews 18.01.2022

Patrizia Moroso, Artistic Director / Owner of Moroso

An iconic figure in the world of design, Patrizia Moroso is the creative director and owner of the Italian furniture company bearing her family’s name. Founded by her parents in 1952, Moroso is known for combining extraordinary creativity and technical excellence in their designs. Patrizia has been responsible for launching the careers of many pioneering artists through her ground-breaking collaborations. Over the years, she has partnered with the likes of Patricia Urquiola, Doshi Levien, Nendo, Marc Newson, Ron Arad, Marina Abromović and Tom Dixon to create daring and experimental projects. Moroso’s iconic designs have also been featured in some of the world’s most beautiful design settings including MoMA in New York, Le Palais de Tokyo and the Grand Palais in Paris, the Venice Biennale and Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Here, Patrizia shares some of her favourite music, a new project with Swedish design firm Front and an up-and-coming designer to watch.

Lucinda Davies and Kerry Phelan, Interiors and Founding Director at K.P.D.O
Interviews 17.01.2022

Lucinda Davies and Kerry Phelan, Interiors and Founding Director at K.P.D.O

Mobilia sits down with Lucinda Davies and Kerry Phelan of K.P.D.O., an Australian interior design and architectural studio. Specialising in beautiful homes, the revered studio’s work has been featured across publications including Elle Decoration, Vogue Living, Belle and The Local Project. Here, the pair share a playlist perfect for Friday afternoon listening, an iconic sculptural bench featured in the The Great Beauty and where to eat in Sydney & Melbourne.

Davina Bester, Managing Director at Milieu Creative
Interviews 10.01.2022

Davina Bester, Managing Director at Milieu Creative

Davina Bester is at the helm of Perth-based architecture and interior design collective Milieu Creative, which she started over 10 years ago. Working across residential, commercial and hospitality projects, the studio is known for their holistic approach and producing excellent design outcomes. With a busy work life, Davina always remembers to enjoy the small daily rituals that allow her to recharge and be her most creative self. Here, Davina shares some of her favourite spots in Perth for Italian fare, an emerging fashion designer’s new eponymous label and a cookbook that inspires her creativity.

Mirella Scaramella, Commercial Director at Mobilia
Interviews 09.01.2022

Mirella Scaramella, Commercial Director at Mobilia

Mirella Scaramella is the commercial director at Mobilia. Working on many large-scale projects over the years, she has extensive experience working on restaurants, cafes, multi residential, aged care and office fit outs, although hotels are her specialty. Mirella has most recently been responsible for procuring furnishings and decorative lighting for high-end hotels and accommodation including Crown Sydney, Smiths Beach Resort, Adnate Hotel, Parmelia Hilton and Ritz Carlton. In addition to design and commercial fit outs, Mirella is passionate about pasta, travelling, the beach and music. Ahead of the opening of Mobilia’s new flagship Melbourne showroom, Mirella shares a small neighbourhood bar she can’t resist, a design movement that inspires her and a set of drawers that will always hold a special place in her heart.

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