Talking Design is a fortnightly podcast review of design in all its facets - from architecture to industrial design, from fashion to automotive design. It features interviews with prominent designers and expert analysis from RMIT University academics. Talking Design is produced by experienced journalist Stephen Crafti and sponsored by RMIT.
Dr. James Carey, Interior Design
Describing himself as an interior designer and a visual artist, Dr. James Carey switched from studying arts to Interior Design at RMIT University. As well as having worked with a number of practices, both local and global, Carey enjoys heading up the university's fourth year program -teaching students on the broader aspects of design.
Denise Sprynskyj and Peter Boyd, S!X
Denise Sprynskyj and Peter Boyd established S!X fashion label in 1994 -Following a deconstructed aesthetic from the outset, they continue to remain strong to their initial vision. Both now with doctorates from RMIT where they also lecture in the School of Fashion & Design, they work continues to attract a strong following and can be found in galleries such as the National Gallery of Victoria.
Luke Brown, Creative Director of TCYK
Established 10 years ago by founder and Creative Principal Rhy Gorgol, The Company You Keep, TCYK is a multi-sectorial design practice that takes a more unconventional approach from everything from band strategies and product development to book publishing -focusing on brands that 'speak' rather than 'shout'.
Danielle Whitfield. Curator of Fashion & Textiles talks about the exhibition on Coco Chanel 'Fashion Manifesto' that opened at the National Gallery of Victoria in early December and will close at the end of April. She not only takes us through this exhibition but explains Chanel's important legacy to fashion in the 20th century and beyond - a fascinating insight into the world of a fashion legend.
Initially studying sculpture at the Victorian College of the Arts, Simone Leamon was then given the opportunity to work with contemporary jeweller Susan Cohn. She also later undertook a Masters Degree in Industrial Design at RMIT University. Eight years ago Leamon along with her colleague Ewan McEoin were awarded the positions of the Hugh Williamson Curators at the National Gallery of Victoria and recently included the inaugural Design Fair as part of Melbourne Design Week.
Architect Robert Simeoni
Architect Robert Simeoni is masterful when it comes to working with older buildings. His latest project, a large period home in Hawthorn, Melbourne, straddles the fine line of what to retain as much as how to create a fine contemporary home. He discusses his approach, along with other projects.
Robert's Webpage - robertsimeoniarchitects.com
Instagram - @robertsimeoniarchitects