Monday, 3 March 2008

designer brian hoy

There's no doubting it. Australian interior design has come a long way. When you look at these images, showcasing the work of Brian Hoy, there's a keen sense of luxury, grandeur and sophistication - synonyms that might not normally spring to mind when talking about local talent. Brian's work belongs to the same school of design as his friend, Greg Natale. These men aren't afraid of a little baroque in their interiors. Hurray for that.

What five words best describe you? Calm, visual, resonate, renaissance, modern.
What's your proudest achievement? Refraining from committing murder on a construction site.
Who inspires you? My friends, Carlo Scarpa,
Andrea Palladio, environmentalists.
What are you passionate about? Antiques, philosophy and architecture.
What's the best lesson you've learnt? Follow your inner voice.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Liberace.
What are you excited about? People, possibility and potential.
What's next? At the moment I am working on a range of interior design projects and looking forward to further developing a range of furniture. My first standard lamp, which I designed, will be delivered next week - looking forward to seeing it finished.

Images courtesy of Brian Hoy and Emma Reilly.


Catherine Chandler said...

I just saw your post on Design*Sponge! What a great post :) I used to live in Australia (4 years) but moved back to the states in late 2004. I feel that I've been blessed with being part of Australian design and art communities, which left a great impression on me and has influenced my design aesthetic greatly. I think more attention should be paid to Australian creativity, by far!!!

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

Brian is one of my fave Au DESIGNERS....glad to see this interview here, was nice to read!!

Jen Ramos
'100% Recycled DESIGNER Cards'

Natalie Walton said...

Hi Catherine, Sorry to take so long to reply but I hardly had time to scratch my nose last week with all those posts on Design*Sponge - kind of got carried away (but in the nicest possible way). In what way were you involved with the design community?

Natalie Walton said...

Hey Jennifer, Glad you enjoyed the interview. Greg Natale joked with me "what about the boys!" when I featured so many women on Design*Sponge - but I had plenty of great boys on Daily Imprint last week. Inspiring stuff.


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