Five designers from Australia and New Zealand have been announced as the winners of the Dulux DIAlogue Tour.
The design tour scholarship – which is returning for its second year – is a collaboration between Dulux, the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), and the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ). Recipients of the scholarship will travel to London and Stockholm in September, where they will have the opportunity to meet and learn from leading European and Scandinavian designers.
In addition to working with these international designers, the winners will have the chance to attend the 2017 London Design Festival.
The five recipients of the scholarship were selected by answering questions about their contribution to the industry, their personal design philosophy and what inspires them.
Adele Winteridge, Foolscap Studio
Adele Winteridge is the founder and director of Foolscap Studio. With degrees in Interior Architecture (Curtin University) and a MA in Sustainable Development for Built Environment (UNSW), Winteridge has worked across public domain, hospitality, residential and high-end workplace projects. Notable recent projects from Foolscap Studio include Sydney’s Noma restaurant pop-up, and the White Rabbit Barrel Hall bar in Geelong.
Ben Edwards, Studio Edwards
After being trained in the UK, Ben Edwards established his practice, Studio Edwards, in 2016. The studio works across the fields of architecture, interiors and conceptual design, and has previously worked on projects such as the fit-out for menswear brand Robinson Man. Prior to founding his own practice, Edwards was co-director of Edwards Moore Architects. He has also worked for Lab Architecture Studio and Grimshaw.
Melissa Reid, Group GSA
Melissa Reid is principal of GroupGSA, Gold Coast and Queensland Interiors, and has over 21 years of experience in the industry. She is also the founding chair of the DIA Queensland Gold Coast Chapter. Reid was chosen to work on the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Corporation (GOLDOC) Headquarters, which received the city’s first 4 Star Green Star – Interiors PILOT in December.
Miriam Fanning, Mim Design
Miriam Fanning is the principal interior designer of multi-disciplinary practice, Mim Design. With over 20 years of experience as an Interior designer, Fanning has been involved in a wide variety of design projects in the hospitality, hotel and retail sectors. Some of the studio’s past projects include the Lexus Design Pavilion at the 2015 Melbourne Cup Carnival, and the interiors for a Koichi Takada-designed apartment tower in the Sydney suburb of Manly.
Rufus Knight, Knight Associates
Rufus Knight is the director of interior design practice, Knight Associates. He studied interior architecture at Victoria University’s School of Architecture and Design in Wellington before becoming an associate at Fearon Hay Architects. Prior to his directorship at Knight Associates, Knight worked across Europe, including a notable position at Vincent Van Duysen Architects in Antwerp.