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ELISA VARELA

Fender Katsalidis

SAY IT LOUD - Naarm Melbourne Exhibitor​
MELBOURNE/AUSTRALIA Designer

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Spaces that evoke emotions or spark conversations, as well as simple, well resolved design.

ELISA VARELA

Bio:

Elisa is an interior designer with over 10 years’ experience in the industry delivering projects across commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. Elisa has worked on projects in Australia as well as internationally, working in the UK for 2 years. She brings a considered approach to the design process and strives for solutions which are thoughtful, innovative and responsive to the client’s brief.

How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?

Both of my parents are architects. I recall seeing my mum at the drafting table, thinking that looked like a great way to spend your day. When I got older, I realised I was drawn to the spaces we interact closely with and our immediate environment. Elisa is an interior designer with over 10 years’ experience in the industry delivering projects across commercial, residential and hospitality sectors. Elisa has worked on projects in Australia as well as internationally, working in the UK for 2 years. She brings a considered approach to the design process and strives for solutions which are thoughtful, innovative and responsive to the client’s brief.

What do you do?

Commercial interiors, from workplaces to common areas in multi residential spaces. With so many forms of gathering that take place within these settings, it’s really rewarding to see them come to life once occupied.

What excites you in the work you do?

Seeing an idea take life from lines on a page to the fully formed environment. It takes a dedicated project team to ensure the original intent is not only retained, but understood by all the different stakeholders.

Who or what inspires you professionally?

Spaces that evoke emotions or spark conversations, as well as simple, well resolved design.

 

What is your proudest professional accomplishment or achievement?

Handing over a completed project to a client and coming back after a few months to see how the space has been inhabited. It is always rewarding to see the happy faces of residents or staff and the pride they have in their new home/workspace.

Featured Project Name: 

Saint Moritz

Featured Project Location: 

St Kilda, Victoria

Featured Project Completion Date: 

Mid-2022

Role in Featured Project: 

Senior Interior Designer

Featured Project Description:

Saint Moritz is set to become an enduring icon of famed St Kilda Beach, as well as a benchmark of quality and amenity. The development encompasses three residential buildings that form an ultra-luxurious precinct, establishing a new wave of architecture along the waterfront area. The natural splendour of distinctive flora, golden sand and rippling water characterize the building’s form and function, whilst achieving a harmonious balance within the surrounding environment.

Photography Credit:

Floodslicer