Wednesday 15 May 2024
6.00 pm – 8.00 pm (AEST)


Living Edge
650 Church Street
Richmond Melbourne VIC 3121
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Program Info

As designers, we have the opportunity – and the responsibility – to go beyond trends to create timeless design solutions. How does designing for longevity reduce construction waste but also benefit clients? What is the role of flexibility in designing spaces that will endure? In this highly respected program, speakers share their insights into designing interior spaces that stand the test of time.


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Di Stasio Citta by Hassell. Photography by Peter Bennetts.


Clare Cousins

Director, Clare Cousins Architects

Clare Cousins established Melbourne practice Clare Cousins Architects in 2005. Based on the lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung people of the Eastern Kulin Nation, the studio is engaged in projects large and small including housing, workplace, and cultural projects. Each project is an opportunity for the studio's team to explore what they value; a nuanced sense of place, embedded with a responsibility to our environment.

Actively involved in the broader design community, Clare is a life fellow and past national president of the Australian Institute of Architects.

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Damien Mulvihill

Joint Creative Director, Design Office

Damien Mulvihill is a joint creative director of Design Office, an interior and architectural design practice committed to delivering human-centred spaces that are emotionally resonant and contribute to everyday life.

With over 25 years of experience, Damien has worked in design studios in London, Asia and the US. Damien has a personal passion for spatial planning, the psychology of space and the resolution of fine detail, using these tools to create spaces which feel great for work, life and play.

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Di Ritter

Associate, Hassell

Di Ritter is an interior designer with 25 years of professional experience, who specializes in a cross-section of typologies. With a focus on experimental design, Di has led projects that range from large-scale hospitality venues to bespoke high-end residential dwellings.

Having worked at Hassell since 2010, Di is passionate about creating spaces that evoke an emotional response. She works closely with the client to bring life to the project beyond the plans and elevations: it’s about space and materials and the human condition.

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