Russell & George
Russell & George is an internationally recognised and award winning design practice employing architects, designers, theorists, strategists and urbanists. The practice believes in good design as problem solving and creates spaces, buildings and cities that improve the way people live and there is efficiency in delivery and design that responds to site and social context, wherever that may be.
Russell & George has completed projects on four continents, in cities as diverse as New York, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Toronto and Rome – in addition to projects in New Zealand and five Australian states. The studio continues to work with some of the world’s most dynamic brands, leaders, institutions and individuals, creating unique works that push, challenge and evolve a clients’ business as well as the way they live.
In addition to the design practice, Russell & George has an in-house software development company to create software for projects that will eventually become products for the industry. The software will also assist other designers and practices to communicate their designs easily and efficiently and coordinate with new building procurement methods also being developed by the practice.
Russell & George brings its experience in environment reinvention to all projects and offers an holistic, full service approach to spatial design that considers all aspects of a business or client, to design spaces that are individually tailored to each individual or organisation.
The goal of the practice is to create design solutions that extend thresholds and blur the lines between different fields of design. The objective is to create a dialogue between people and the places they inhabit and engage with, and in this way, interiors become urban design schemes, industrial design works become art pieces and architecture can become as singular and functional as industrial design creations.
Russell & George treat every space as a unique opportunity to reveal the hidden personalities and goals of a client and/or their business. The approach is eclectic and sometimes difficult, however, it is one that constantly reinvigorates and reinvents the studio’s design view and process.
Photography: Sean Fennessy and Tim O’connor