Meet Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio – winner of 2020 TDF + Laminex Design Awards Interior Design category!

Yasmine Ghoniem of YSG Studio is known for her adventurous and unique projects incorporating contrasting textures and bold colour. Her studio’s incredible project ‘Budge Over Dover‘ took out the 2020 TDF + Laminex Design Awards Interior Design category last night – this young Sydney design studio is definitely one to watch!

Honed with an artisanal energy mutually celebrating whimsy and functionality, YSG (formerly known as Amber Road) transformed this hard-edged freestanding house in Sydney’s Dover Heights into a tactile haven, celebrating nuanced colour and sculptural forms. Curved walls, archways, and rounded banquette seating soften previously harsh geometric lines, while sage Marmorino polished plaster walls and blushing aubergine ceilings complement handmade terracotta tiles lining the walls and floor.

We recently caught up with Yasmine to find out more about this inspiring project, and her studio’s overarching design philosophy. 

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The Design Files + Laminex 2020 WINNERS Announced!

Winner: Furniture Design 

Adam Goodrum + Arthur Seigneur, Exquisite Corpse ‘Longbow’ Credenza

‘Longbow’ is a credenza from the three piece-collection ‘Exquisite Corpse’, by A+A – a collaboration between Adam Goodrum and Arthur Seigneur.

The initial design and patterns were conceived by industrial designer Adam, then finessed by Melbourne-based French marquetry artisan Arthur. The duo envisioned the colours and patterns together, resulting in a cascading kaleidoscopic design inspired by the concentric symmetry of a lotus blossom. 

Using just a scalpel, ruler and wood glue, Arthur painstakingly covered the credenza with 10,000+ ribbons of custom-dyed straw imported from Burgundy. Exploiting the material’s reflective properties, this straw has been laid in varying and often contrasting directions, imbuing the surface with a dynamic, textured quality.

The 17th-century craft of straw marquetry is believed to be practised by only 25 artisans around the world today.  To Arthur’s knowledge, he is the only one still practising

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