design et al – The International Design & Architecture Awards
As publishers for the design industry globally, we feel it is vitally important that we continue to share your work, promote your new collections, endorse new ideas and innovations and show the design world just how strong we are as a community. We may not be able to travel to conferences, overseas meetings and events for a while, but we at design et al, will do all we can to expose your work to clients globally during this time.
If you’ve got projects that you think could compete in The International Design & Architecture Awards do not miss out on the opportunity for your work to be recognised. We are currently receiving high numbers of applications and as a result of this many categories are due to close imminently.
To review our full list of Global categories, please click here.
Tell us a little about your background in design
I was inspired by my grandfather’s furniture business growing up, his drive and passion for manufacturing some of the finest furniture in New Zealand gave me from an early age a grounding and foundation in an industry which I fell in love with. My first sofa I designed and was successful for production was when I was 14, which was the start of many more as I design all our furniture designs for TRENZSEATER. I had a vision to start a high-end furniture and interior design business in New Zealand which I did at the age of 20, to cater for a market where clients wanted something personalised, different to what anyone else had. TRENZSEATER was established with my brother Hamish, and together we have grown the business into one of New Zealand’s most prominent furniture, interior design stores. Our Interior Design Service grew purely through industry experience, with my interior design work now being highly regarded and recognised on an international level. TRENZSEATER has 3 stores throughout New Zealand which house all the product we manufacture to order in New Zealand along with all our beautiful International brands we distribute from Europe. These stores are a true showcase to our interior design expertise, demonstrating our unique quality of product and manner in which we present product.
How would you describe your personal design style?
It is sophisticated, elegant and opulent. It is design with intriguing layers of classic textures and materials, encapsulating refinement set on a grand scale. Classic & Timeless.
KEW house was a brand new build home of approximately 1100 sqm internally with three floors including a gym, elevator, theatre and sauna. The home is on the prestigious Alfred Street in the leafy suburb of Kew in Melbourne. The clients were looking for a long and permanent home for the next 10-15 years as their children went to the nearby school.
Alexander Pollock was commissioned to design the entire home in a classic contemporary style with a good use of colour. The requirement of the client was to create a luxurious space without using any walnut stained timber in any of the furnishings. It was important to the client that quality and unique pieces of furniture were selected to reflect the quality of the house. The client started from scratch without bringing any of their previous furniture from their old home.
The scope of work covered 3 living areas, 2 dining areas, 1 study, 5 bedrooms, theatre room, 3 hallways, entry foyer, kitchen, outdoor dining, outdoor gazebo, vanity and stairway. The inspirations for the design were derived mainly from the modern eclectic style with an American flavour.
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