William Smart and Kirsti Simpson: In conversation

Smart Design Studio director William Smart and Hassell principal Kirsti Simpson will provide insights into the way interior design shapes our personal and collective experiences at an intimate event on Wednesday 30 November in Brisbane.

Through recent projects, including Indigo Slam house in Sydney, recipient of the 2016 Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture, William will describe how each Smart Design Studio project is a unique solution that responds to a client’s vision for their interior. The studio has a recognisable signature, but each of its projects presents a new set of opportunities to make the most of its site and respond to the personalities and requirements of the client. To achieve this, the studio works from the macro to the micro, from the entirety of the overall structure, right down to the door hinges, millimetre-precise joinery and the colours on bedroom walls.

Hassell predicts the next generation of projects will be responsive, agile workplaces, that respond to shifts in demographics, business structure, economic climate, technology and a variety of other circumstances that can challenge the design of our current perceptions of workplace. Through current projects such as the significant workplace for Aurizon, Kirsti will describe the flexibility required to address such changes through dynamic design-based principles. Hassell has delivered over one million square metres of workplace architecture for more than one thousand diverse clients across a broad range of projects throughout the world.

This panel discussion is presented by the Australian Interior Design Awards, a partnership event of the Design Institute of Australia and Artichoke magazine. Smeg is the event partner for this panel presentation and will host the session in its Brisbane showroom.

6.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Wednesday 30 November 2016


Wood Enterprises
46 Northlink Place, Virginia


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Wednesday, 30 Nov 2016 Past event
Smeg, Wood Enterprises
46 Northlink Place,  Virginia,  Qld
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