Architecture & Interior Design
Darlinghurst, NSW, Australia
Amber Road is one of the most exciting, and most awarded, young landscape and interiors practices working in Australia today. The practice is known for its nuanced, sophisticated approach to design, and its practical, considered approach to delivery.
Since forming their practice four years ago, Katy Svalbe [Landscape Architect] and her sister Yasmine Ghoniem [Interior designer] and their team have successfully applied their well honed design aesthetic and collaborative approach to a range of unique and often challenging commercial, public, residential and hospitality projects, with outstanding results.
Amber Road has been shortlisted for, or won, 15 design awards in the past three years, including being winner of this year’s Belle Interior Design Awards Emerging Design Star category.
While the Amber Road practice may be relatively young, its principals bring a unique breadth and depth of experience to each project they undertake. Katy Svalbe lived and worked in Spain for six years, where she was involved in the design and delivery of major projects; the largest being the scale of a city, near Madrid’s Barajas airport. After graduating in the USA, Yasmine Ghoniem lived and worked in the States and the Middle East before returning to Australia in 2013 to form Amber Road with Katy.
At all scales and budgets Amber Road’s goal is essentially the same: finding the optimal design solution, one that will enrich the lives of the people who inhabit or use the space.
In addition to their design work, both directors are sessional design tutors in Landscape Architecture and Interior Design respectively at the University of NSW & UTS.