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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.

Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director of Nexus Designs - Talking Design 2018, Ep2

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Established by Janne Faulkner 50 years ago, Nexus Designs has established a reputation for creating timeless interiors.

Established by Janne Faulkner 50 years ago, Nexus Designs has established a reputation for creating timeless interiors. However, over the years, it has expanded its repertoire from designing bespoke homes to now fitting out apartments and hospitality projects. Stephen Crafti caught up with interior designer Sonia Simpfendorfer, Creative Director of Nexus. She discusses the last 50 years and an apartment in New York, the starting point being a Roy Lichtenstein mural.

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Design
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RMIT University
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design, architecture, nexus, interior design, australia, rmit, new york

Nicci Greene, Lighting Designer - Talking Design 2018, Ep1

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Lighting designer Nicci Green, director of Articolo Lighting, started her career as a chef.

Lighting designer Nicci Green, director of Articolo Lighting, started her career as a chef. Deciding she preferred to be enjoying company rather than hidden in the kitchen, she switched to food styling, initially working for Votre Beaute magazine in Paris. Green founded Articolo lighting in 2012 after realising a gap in the market for bespoke lighting. Her story is fascinating.

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Design
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RMIT University
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lighting, design, designer, melbourne, RMIT, nicci green, articolo lighting

Interior Designer, Camilla Molders - Talking Design 2017, Ep. 21

Interior Designer Camillia Molders studied interior design at RMIT in the early 1990s.

Thirteen years ago she established her own interior design practice, specialising in residential work. Her mother, an artist, introduced her to colour.

Molders speaks frankly that it starts with the client and sharing the journey with them.

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iTunes Category: 
Interior Design
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RMIT University
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interior design, design, camilla molders, residential,

Architect Antony Martin - Talking Design 2017, Ep20

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Architect Antony Martin has established a practice to watch out for.

Architect Antony Martin has established a practice to watch out for. Trained in architecture in Auckland, New Zealand, established his own practice in 2001. In a relatively short time, Martin has received a number of awards, including a recent award for his 'Shadow House' from the AIA (victorian Chapter) in 2017.

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iTunes Category: 
Architecture
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RMIT University
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architect, architecture, design, melbourne, RMIT,

John Lee of McGlashan & Everist - Talking Design 2017, Ep19

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John Lee has been a member of McGlashan and Everist architects for almost 40 years.

McGlashan and Everist are considered one of Victoria's most significant architectural practices. Established by the late architects David McGlashan and Neil Everist, the duo delivered some of the states architectural gems from the 1950s. The designed John and Sunday Reid's Heidi 11 in Bulleen as well a holiday house for the arts patrons. John Lee has been with the practice for almost 40 years, building on their fine reputation.

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Architecture
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RMIT University
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architect, architecture, melbourne, australia, design,

Designer Jacqueline Foti-Lowe - Talking Design 2017, Ep18

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Jaci-Foti Lowe initially trained as a town planner before switching to architecture

Jaci-Foti Lowe initially trained as a town planner before switching to architecture. In 2003, she opened Hub Furniture Lighting Living selling designer furniture and household objects. Now with almost 50 staff, and with a showroom also in Sydney, Foti-Lowe has become a 'powerhouse' of design, promoting local and international talent. Hub will shortly introduce Australians to Toogood, sisters Faye and Erica Toogood with their distinct furniture from London.

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iTunes Category: 
Design
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RMIT University
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design, architecture, furniture design, Melbourne, RMIT,

George Yiontis and Rosa Coy - Talking Design 2017, Ep17

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Architect George Yiontis and his life and business partner architect Rosa Coy first met while working in Paris over 20 years ago.

Architect George Yiontis and his life and business partner architect Rosa Coy first met while working in Paris over 20 years ago. George, a graduate of RMIT University, worked with Brunet Sounier, while Rosa who studied at Deakin before doing post-graduate studies in America, worked in Paris with Renzo Piano. After 20 years after establishing their Melbourne practice, the duo has established a reputation for high-end residential work, along with a number of commercial projects.

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Architecture
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RMIT University
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architecture, design, RMIT, Melbourne, University,

Podlandia pokemon David Glanz test

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Podlandia pokemon David Glanz test

Podlandia pokemon David Glanz test

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*Art and Architecture*
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RMIT University
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Podlandia pokemon David Glanz test

Damien Mulvihill and Mark Simpson of DesignOffice - Talking Design 2017, Ep16

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Established in 2008 by architect and interior designer Mark Simpson and interior designer Damien Mulvihill, DesignOffice recently received numerous awards.

Established in 2008 by architect and interior designer Mark Simpson and interior designer Damien Mulvihill, DesignOffice recently received numerous awards, including the Design Institute of Australia Awards in the national category of hospitality for their cafe/restaurant bar Higher Ground. Once a power station, this heritage-listed building is now abuzz with people. Their repertoire includes retail fit-outs for the likes of Mud.

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iTunes Category: 
Design
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RMIT University
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design, melbourne, australia, art, artists, architecture, interior,

Ceramicist Bruce Rowe - Talking Design 2017, Ep15

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Ceramicist Bruce Rowe has quickly developed a following for his distinct ceramics.

Ceramicist Bruce Rowe has quickly developed a following for his distinct ceramics. Trained as an architect at the University of Western Australia, Rowe found he could turn his hobby for pottery into as commercial business. Formerly working for MAKE Architecture, Rowe started making lights for the award-winning practice. Since 2012, he has grown Anchor Ceramics, with his life partner Claire Hatch the company's managing director.

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iTunes Category: 
Interior Design
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RMIT University
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ceramics, ceramicist, pottery, design, art, architecture, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia