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Please tell us about yourself and your company
My name is Christel Hadiwibawa and I’m the owner of Christelh. Christelh is a creative studio that specialises in the design and creation of high end furniture products for both commercial and residential use.
How old is your design company?
The studio has been around for 1.5 years.
What does you company specialise in?
Christelh currently focuses on furniture/product/lighting
Please name the top three things you use in your everyday life.
- my phone
- my diary/journal
- my brain (when it works)
What is your favourite piece from your collection to date? Why?
I have a couple of favourite pieces to date but probably Trey Lamp – as it required no machinery use, implemented everyday materials which to me brings out the honesty to a piece and shows evidence of hand work and simplicity.
Do you have any words of wisdom for fellow young Australian Designers who are trying to get into the market?
Hmmm…. best advice would be to be a learning machine, read and learn all you can about the design industry but don’t get lost in it, network, and be honest to yourself and the work that you do. Longevity.
Where can people find your designs?
You can find my work online www.christelh.com – the shelving units Kembla and Junior can be seen on display at Style Plantation Sydney Showroom (http://www.styleplantation.com.au/)
What does Australian design mean to you?
When I think of Australian design, I think of youthful maturity. In a sense that the industry here is still growing and evolving, but at the same time it also has a level of maturity.
What is currently playing in your CD player/iPod/iTunes?
Greg Laurie and the biography of Steve Jobs.
Is there a design event you look forward to every year? If so, what is it and why?
Milan Furniture Fair (Salone Internazionale del Mobile) – the worlds largest home design exhibition. I have never been there myself (yet) but from what I’ve heard, read, and viewed, its pretty awesome to experience the celebration of the latest pieces from leading companies/designers from all over the world.
What’s next for your design company?
The plan is for possible collaborations as well as setting up efficient systems of distributing products.
Describe your creative style in three words
Playful sophistication (I know that’s two but I haven’t thought of a third word yet)
-Answered by Christel Hadiwibawa, Christelh.
Please be sure to check out the Christelh website here.