For our inaugural year, we assembled a powerful cast of design industry figures to establish the INDE.Awards as an authority on APAC’s most progressive projects and people.
Founder. Foolscap Studio
Adele Winteridge is founder of interdisciplinary design practice Foolscap Studio. Working across the commercial, hospitality, residential and public domain sectors, Adele and her team endeavour to create spaces and cultural experiences that bring people together and contribute to a city’s identity.
From interior architecture through to visual identity and cultural programming, she sees every project as an opportunity to explore the boundaries of what design can do for people, communities and clients alike.
Adele studied Interior Architecture at Curtin University and initially worked in high end commercial fitouts. A calling to start designing more dynamic projects resulted in the founding of Foolscap Studio in 2009.
While remaining purposely lean, the studio continues to grow, recently completing high profile projects including NOMA Australia, Little Creatures Barrel Hall and Wulugu Pop-Up, a multi-faceted site activation of Barangaroo, Australia’s largest urban renewal project.
While adhering to no single aesthetic, Adele’s work through Foolscap Studio is defined by striking a nimble balance of function, resourcefulness and a healthy dose of the unexpected.
Chan Ee Mun is a Director at WOHA. He obtained his Master of Architecture from the National University of Singapore and has been associated with the architectural practice since its inception. Ee Mun is driven by his intrinsic interest in Tropical Urbanity and its change-making potential in shaping responsive architectural solutions to modern issues of density and climate change. His work is characterised by its people-centric approach which is spatially engaging, programmatically vibrant and environmentally responsive.
Architect, Utzon Architects
Being the son of Opera House designer Jørn Utzon, it’s no surprise that Jan Utzon grew up with architecture as the main theme of influence in his childhood. Having studied architecture in both Sydney and Copenhagen, Jan graduated in 1970 and begun what would come to be a legendary architecture career in Denmark and abroad.
After founding Utzon Architects with his father, Jan and the firm went on to win a competition to design the new National Assembly Complex in Kuwait. Since 1976 Jan and Utzon Architects have been involved in a wide variety of works in Denmark, including the Paustian House in Copenhagen, the Skagen Odde Nature Centre in the north of Jutland, as well as numerous international projects.
Jan’s passion for great design extends to a passion for making design for the better of the world, particularly in developing countries.
Foundering Partners. Neri&Hu Design and Research Office
Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu are the Founding Partners of Neri&Hu Design and Research Office, an inter-disciplinary international architectural design practice based in Shanghai, China, with an additional office in London, UK. Neri&Hu are named Maison&Objet Asia Designers of The Year 2015 and Wallpaper* Designer of The Year 2014. In 2013, they were inducted into the U.S. Interior Design Hall of Fame. Their practice was the 2011 INSIDE Festival Overall Winner, won AR Awards for Emerging Architecture in 2010 by Architectural Review and one of the Design Vanguards in 2009 by Architectural Record.
Other than architectural professionals, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu have been actively involved in teaching and research. They have been invited to speak, exhibit and judge for many prestigious events and programs all over the world.
Lyndon Neri and Rossana are also founders of Design Republic, a modern design platform incorporating retail concept, design/ cultural exhibitions and educational events.
Besides award-winning architecture and interiors, Neri&Hu have designed products for brands including Classicon, Fritz Hansen, Gandia Blasco, JIA, LEMA, MOOOI, Nanimarquina, Parachilna, Poltrona Frau S.p.A., Porro, Stellar Works, Wallpaper* Handmade, Meritalia, BD Barcelona Design, neri&hu, among many others. In 2015, Lyndon Neri and Rossana Hu were appointed Creative Directors of Stellar Works.
Mr. Neri received his Master of Architecture at Harvard University and his Bachelor of Architecture at UC Berkeley. Ms. Hu received her Master of Architecture and Urban Planning at Princeton University and her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture at UC Berkeley.
Writer, Editor, Public Speaker. McGillick Consulting
Dr Paul McGillick is a prominent, Sydney-based writer and editor, specialising in the fields of architecture, art and design.
For over a decade, Paul served as Editorial Director at Indesign Media. He is the author of a number of architecture and design books, has edited and contributed to numerous other books and written innumerable essays and articles. He has contributed to leading newspapers such as the Australian Financial Review, and magazines both in Australia and Internationally, as well as having carved a career in radio and TV art, drama, and documentaries.
Founder & CEO, Indesign Media Asia Pacific
Rajesh Nandan is the Founder, Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of the design industry’s premier regional media house, Indesign Media Asia Pacific. After acquiring his first magazine at the age of 22 in 1993, Raj continued to launch a suite of magazine titles throughout the 1990s that would become the foundation for his boutique publishing house in 2000 under the flagship title, Indesign.
In 2010, the company moved further throughout Asia with digital and print titles in Indonesia, Singapore, Hong Kong – including welcoming India to the fold in the very near future. The root of his success lies in Raj being a very early proponent of the potential for digital platforms to support our region’s creative talent.
Designer, Stephen Burks Man Made
United States of America
Stephen Burks is both a traveller and a designer. Believing in a pluralistic vision of design that is inclusive of all cultural perspectives, Stephen has channelled this into activists design in the Man Made project. Stephen Burks Man Made bridges the gap between authentic developing world production, industrial manufacturing and contemporary design.
Independently and through association with the non-profits Aid To Artisans, Artesanias de Colombia, the Clinton Global Initiative, Design Network Africa and the Nature Conservancy, Stephen has worked as a product development consultant with hundreds of artisans in across the developed and developing world. In 2018, in recognition of the design eye and activism, Stephen received the Harvard Loeb Fellowship.
Design Editor. Australian Financial Review
Australian born and raised, after graduating from Swinburne University of Technology with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and Political Studies, Stephen began his work life as a research sociologist for the Health Department of Victoria in the mid-1980s. In 1990, in a quest to expand his cultural and geographical horizons, he moved to Paris, France where he would remain for the ensuing two decades. There, he began contributing essays on art, fashion, architecture and design to newspapers that have included The New York Times, The Guardian, The Australian and Le Monde, and for magazines including Blueprint, Wallpaper*, British Elle Decor and American Vogue.
Founder & Principal Director, Carr
Carr is a studio that has championed and cemented the power of design in Australia for more than 40 years – and behind it is Sue Carr. Sue’s design philosophy permeates every project that the studio creates. Throughout her career Sue has received several accolades, in 2006 Sue was inducted in the DIA’s Hall of Fame. She has also been recognised in the AFR Westpac ‘100 Women of Influence’ awards, and in 2010 she won the Gold Medal for Interior Design at IDEA.
2020 marks Sue’s third time as a judge on the INDE.Awards.
Tim ‘Rosso’ Ross is one of the Australian entertainment industry’s true multi-talented performers. He’s had unprecedented success in stand-up comedy, radio, acting, writing, presenting, music and more recently as a social commentator.
In recent years, Tim has been active in spreading his enthusiasm for design and architecture with audiences all across the country. This year he will be presenting the two-part series Streets of Your Town (ABC), exploring the buildings, histories and stories behind Australia’s suburbs.
It was in 2013 that Tim unleashed his talents into this new, uncharted territory with his unique stand-up show ‘Man about the House’. The show mixes storytelling, stand-up comedy, design, history and music, and travels to sell-out audiences in iconic, modernist houses and buildings across Australia, New Zealand and the United States – including Sydney’s Harry Seidler Penthouse during the 2015 Spectrum Festival. The unique show won the prestigious National Trust Award in 2014. This year, Man about the House has seasons in Venice in the Australian Pavilion for the Architecture Biennale and for the London Architecture Festival.
This interest in architecture has led to Tim speaking at The 50’s and 60’s House Symposium (Museum of Sydney) Home Series talks (Government House), Sydney Design Week, and he has recently become the ambassador for The Historic Houses Trust Sydney Open. In 2012 he became a member of Creative Services Advisory Committee for the Historic Houses Trust. If that weren’t already enough, Tim also happens to be an accomplished writer, championing all things architecture and design for established publications like Habitus Magazine, Smith Journal, Rolling Stone, The (Sydney) Magazine, Men’s Style Australia as well as his best-seller Mum Had a Kingswood (2010) and The Rumpus Room (2016, forthcoming).