One of the most influential figures in Australian design, Kathy Demos, has been responsible for steering the course of design in Australia, and internationally, by her skilled direction of major programmes, events and consultancies for the past few decades. Kathy is also highly regarded for her interior design practice, and this project is no exception. Balancing form and function, Kathy proposed a larger than usual entry door to create a welcoming entry statement to this exceptional home. American Oak was the material choice, complimenting the buildings natural material palette of masonry and timber.
A fabulous design is but one part of the equation. Realising a project with such a high level of detail and finish requires a team of experts who understand the nuances of design, and can embrace the technical challenges to facilitate and deliver the designers creative vision.
Enter Darren Minto, Specification Manager at Circa. Darren worked closely with Kathy, and Site Supervisor Russell Croxford of D5 Building Group, from concept through to installation.“The building industry is fast paced and we are quick to move on to the next project, so every now and then I think it’s important to pause and reflect on the talented people we work with and the great projects we deliver” commented Darren.
“It was a pleasure partnering with Russell again, and incredibly heart-warming to work alongside Kathy who is so highly respected in the architecture and design industry. Working with like-minded partners and collaborators like Russell and Kathy makes the difficult seem easy. We were able to navigate through the technical challenges of the project and create a beautiful bespoke entry for the home, which is now enjoyed daily by the owners”.
Up for the challenge.
The Circa team is here to provide Building and Design Professionals support and confidence throughout the selection and specification process. We offer a complete service from design inspiration through to pricing, tenders, procurement, delivery and installation. In collaboration with our dedicated partners, and backed by 100+ years of experience from our parent company Bowens, Circa also offers value management services and customised solutions for unique or challenging projects, just like this.
Photography by James Newman.