I am an emerging designer based in Naarm, driven by passion and a desire to make an impact through design. With an emphasis on detail orientated, sustainable urban design that strives to combat waste, materialism and consumerism, I create residential, commercial, hospitality and retail design outcomes that are both gentle on the earth and consider social justice and reform. These designs connect purpose with passion, and merge practicality with ambition: uniting the foundations of the past and the potential of the future.
Set within the heart of Naarm, Canvas Café and Culture Centre provides locals with the opportunity to experience the very best that Melbourne has to offer. Inspired by the most livable city in the world and its renowned cultural experience, Canvas showcases local art, live music & performances and hosts interactive workshops and exhibitions. Situated in the impressive Gothic Revival site of 196 Flinders St, Canvas pays homage to the architectural history of the site while providing patrons with a contemporary design experience. With a nod to Melbourne's gold history, Canvas boasts tall ceilings, elegant Gothic columns, warm wood floors, raw stone, and an abundance of gold features and finishes. The site itself is heritage listed, south east facing, and surrounded by key landmarks including Flinders Street Station, Federation Square, ACMI and the National Gallery of Victoria - attracting thousands of locals and tourists alike every day.
The key theme of engagement and the underlining idea to create an authentic and immersive experience drove the concept for this space - Involve Cellar Door & Restaurant. Involve will aim to bring strangers together, and provide them with the opportunity to share new experiences collectively. These experiences would revolve around wining and dining, environmentalism, conscious and intentional living and the theme of ‘story telling’. The internal elements will promote a sense of fluidity and movement, highlighting the beauty and grace of the South Australian environment with an abundance of organic curves and earthy textures. A grand indoor and outdoor experience will provide customers with the opportunity to feast all of their senses. They will be able to pick fresh the herbs in their meal, and immerse themselves in the wine and dine experience - complete with a rooftop green house and statement fireplace.