Dr Suzie Attiwill is associate professor of Interior Design and Deputy Dean of Learning and Teaching in the RMIT School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne, Australia. Since 1991, she has had an independent practice which involves the design of exhibitions, curatorial work, writing and working on a range of interdisciplinary projects in Australia and overseas. Her PhD titled ?interior, practices of interiorization, interior designs was a practice-based research PhD which questioned dominant phenomenological models of interior and interiority to re-pose concepts of interior in relation to exteriors and as a practice/process of interiorization. The research was conducted through curatorial and exhibition practice.
She approaches exhibitions as designs in and of themselves – rather than an exhibition of design. Her research has been published nationally and internationally as book chapters, journal articles and conference presentations. Publications include: ‘interiorizt’, Brooker, G & L, Weinthal (eds), The Handbook of Interior Design, Bloomsbury, 2013; ‘Urban and Interior: techniques for an urban interiorist’, Hinkel, R (ed), Urban Interior. Informal explorations, interventions and occupations Germany: Spurbuchverlag, 2011; ‘Spatial Relations’ in Making Space: artist run initiatives in Victoria Australia: VIA-N, 2007; and co-editor with Gini Lee, ‘INSIDEOUT’ IDEA Journal 2005, Brisbane: QUT Press, 2005.
From 1996 to 1999, she was the inaugural Artistic Director of Craft Victoria. In 2006 she became a director of the board of the artist-led initiative West Space Board and was Chair from 2007 to 2009. From 2006 to 2012, she was the chair of IDEA (Interior Design/Interior Architecture Educators Association – www.idea-edu.com). She is a founding member of the Urban Interior Laboratory – www.urbaninterior.net and a professional member of the Design Institute of Australia.
Suzie holds a PhD (Interior Design, RMIT), Master of Arts (Design, RMIT), Bachelor of Arts Hons (Interior Design, RMIT), Bachelor of Arts Hons (Art History / Indian Studies, Uni Melb) and a Certificate in Applied Arts (Textiles).
Joke van Hengstum was educated in Interior Architecture and Furniture design at the Rotterdam Academy of Fine Arts. She started her studio, Van Hengstum Interieurarchitecten, in 1971, and since that time several young interior architects from the Netherlands and abroad have had their first experience as professionals there. While working the emphasis was on lighting as a result of cooperation with LITE Amsterdam (consulting office for daylight and artificial light) in 1989.
Joke was a teacher in the Academy of Architecture in Arnhem for 8 years. From 1996 – 1999 she was president of the Beroepsvereniging van Nederlandse Interieurarchitecten (BNI) (Dutch Association of Interior Architects). She has served on many international juries, among others in the department of interior architecture ESAG Penninghen, Paris and the Deutscher Innenarchitektur Juniorpreis, Cologne: Fidias Awards 2010 in Belgium. She was a guest lecturer in lighting design in the international Master of Interior Architecture at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam.
Since 2008 she has been the President of ECIA, the European Council of Interior Architects.
Tom Callebaut (1971) studied interior architecture at Sint-Lucas Ghent.
In 1995, he started his own office of interior architecture now called ‘tcct’. Tcct carries out public as well as private projects. They have specialist expertise in designing new sacred spaces.
Since 2001 Tom has also been teaching at the Luca Designstudio in the Faculty of Architecture, the Department of Interior Architecture.
In 2013, Tom Callebaut commenced doctoral research into sacred spaces at the University of Leuven (KU). His interest is in potential new kinds of sacred spaces that have triggered this design research. Architecture is seen as a means to give people the chance to develop their vision, their experience of spirituality. This study is a continuous interaction between experiences gained during design practice and insights acquired during research. In addition, how does a new sacred space come into being as project – what kind of features does such a new sacred space have – are these put under the microscope. This research is halfway through its doctoral course. The title of the research is ‘Sacred spaces as a (connecting) medium for people in their search for spirituality’ (KU Leuven, supervisors: Joris Geldhof and Johan Verbeke).
Morten Lund is a professor in the Department of Architecture at Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg. He is an architect from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, where he subsequently was employed as a research fellow investigating spatial integration and structural optimization.
Morten Lund has a broad knowledge from practice as well as academia.
From practice he has proficiency in industrial design from his early employment the Danish State Railways. From academia he has experience in architectural design as previous researcher and later dean of the Institute of Product Design at Danmarks Designskole, visiting professor in industrial design and architecture at Lund University and his present position at Chalmers.
Morten Lund is pursuing an experimental architecture integrating spatial design and technological performance. He is a dedicated advocate of interdisciplinary research and artistic investigations with a focus on the diversity of didactic approaches and the joy of understanding.
Peter Dautzenberg is a 59 year-old, independent interior architect and architect. He has his own architectural office, pd+p interior+architects bna+bni, based in Amsterdam. He designs interiors and buildings for shops, work environments, residential, children’s day care, schools, youth centres and restaurants. He also designs artwork in the public space.
Peter Dautzenberg also works as a lecturer at the Technical University of Amsterdam in the domain of architectural engineering at the engineering/planning department.
In his spare time he is chairman of the board of the Bijlmer Museum Foundation, chairman of the board of the Association of Dutch Interior Architects (BNI) and board member of World Interior Meeting.
He is a carrier of the Tai-Ati sign, Ambassador of the Amsterdam South district (Bijlmermeer), and this year he is bearer of the Peter Kronenberg gold ring, for the role the Bijlmer Museum Foundation played in the conservation and redevelopment of a typical 60’s concrete residential building in the Amsterdam suburb of Bijlmermeer.
Martin Samm is an Estonian, born and schooled in Tallinn, who has put down deep roots in Latvia. In 1993, he graduated from the Academy of Arts (then ERKI) as an interior designer, but he earns his keep as an architect and farmer. In his new home, he is better known as the pastor of Skrunda. Samm studied technology at Riga’s Luther Academy but on Sunday mornings since 2000 he has been in a position that is more important than other work and activities. He’s often asked: why Latvia, church and farming? Samm doesn’t know why, but no one has ever expressed the same curiosity about why he is an interior designer and architect. He doesn’t think there is a logical connection between it all. It’s more the fact that all of it together adds up to one job that needs doing.
Jüri Kermik joined the University of Brighton (UK) in 2003. Having developed the subjects Architectural Technologies and Design and Craft, he currently leads the Design Futures programme.
Kermik’s area of expertise is design, both in industrial and craft production, and the cultural heritage of early industrialisation. Kermik’s main research interests are in the areas of interdisciplinary design education, materials technology and design process development. As part of his academic leadership, Kermik has evolved a research profile in design pedagogy and curriculum design.
Tüüne-Kristin Vaikla is currently working on her PhD at the Estonian Academy of Arts. Her research is focussed on questions resulting from the transformation of buildings and the metamorphosis of space that arises when new functions are accommodated. She has worked on a wide range of projects from interior architecture to art installations. She was the curator of Estonian National Exhibition at the 13-th International Architecture Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia 2012.
A founder and partner of Vaikla Studio in Tallinn, Tüüne-Kristin is a practicing interior architect. She is a lecturer at the Estonian Academy of Arts and visiting scholar in RMIT University (2013); a member of the boards of the Estonian Society of Interior Architects and the Estonian Artists’ Association.
Hannes Praks is a graduate of the Estonian Academy of Arts interior architecture programme. He became etched in the memory of the Estonian public with his bold, iconoclastic interior for the Club Tallinn (2003, collaboration with Villem Valme). His best-known work is for Trendexpress, Rahva Raamat bookshop and Apotheka. It’s hard to keep up with Praks – he walks too fast, down indiscernible paths.
Ville Lausmäe is the founder of VLS an interior architecturaoffice based in Tallinn that has worked on all kinds of projects ranging from national museums to private homes.
Educated in Estonian Academy of Arts and still listed there as a Masters student, he has also received a couple of awards for the Baltic Film and Media School building project last year.
KAOS Arhitektid OÜ was launched in 2010. The office’s main area of activity is architectural design, including designs for new buildings and renovation design, and interior architecture and landscape architecture.
An important part of the service portfolio offered by the company is exhibition design, and design of retail spaces and office space. Major objects currently under construction are the Energy Discovery Centre on Põhja pst. 29, Kohtla-Nõmme Mining Park, the Estonian Embassy in London, the Lahemaa National Park nature education centre, and the Viirelaid lighthouse keeper’s complex. In the planning stage: a conference centre in Tallinn, terrain park in Emumäe, and the Saku Brewery visitor centre. In addition, a few smaller office and exhibition designs.
The partners are Margit Aule (architect) and Margit Argus (interior architect); the office has a staff of six others, and if necessary we can bring other architects and interior architects aboard on select projects.
The work of KAOS Architects offers an experiential space that takes into account the customer’s needs, the context, the building’s function and purposes. As a challenge in its own right, we relish manipulating space in a way that is evocative and memorable.
After having their own separate offices from 1991, Ro Koster and Ad Kil started their joint office in 2004. They immediately decided that sustainability and fun were going to be the main themes for their collaboration. This has led to a broad range of projects, from interiors to landscapes. With the design of the “Moses Bridge” in The Netherlands they received international attention and numerous national and international awards.