The Design Coach hosts an array of events, business coaching sessions and retreats, all with a focus on connecting the design community through nurturing knowledge and ideas. The workshops aim to provide valuable insight and exclusive access to prominent figures in the design industry. By empowering fellow designers, The Design Coach hopes to decipher industry secrets and encourage learning within all aspects of the design process.
Andrew Parr, one of Australia’s leading interior designers, will be hosting The Design Coach’s next Masterclass, focusing on the interpretation and understanding of a project’s vision, as well as appreciating architectural form, function, energy and dream. For more than 25 years, Andrew has been pioneering high-end quality design in both hospitality and residential projects. The workshop will run on Saturday 17 July, where Andrew will begin to unpack his design process and share his love for the built form and environment.
In 1994, Andrew founded the interior design discipline at SJB. Since then, SJB Interiors has created iconic spaces across residential, commercial, and hospitality projects, recognising the desire for modern and contemporary design balanced against the restoration or retainment of historical elements where appropriate. Today, SJB Interiors continues to respond to each different challenge posed by clients’ design briefs, utilising the studio’s culminative knowledge, creativity and expertise.
The Masterclass will be held at the SJB Melbourne office, where Andrew will explore three design principles – research, design and interpretation. Covering a range of components of the design process – from form and function to applying tone to space through materiality, colour and texture and understanding your own design style – the workshop will explore how design can become a powerful tool, with the freedom for experimentation whilst remaining relevant to the client’s wishes.
Suitable for interior designers, decorators, architects and students, with places limited to 15, the event includes a two-course lunch with wine. Notably, 30% of the class’s profits will be going to Andrew’s chosen charity, The Alfred Foundation.