EST Lighting was founded by trio Ted Smyth, Sevan Mirzaian and James Zagari with a passion for contemporary architectural and decorative lighting. The Australian brand offers practical lighting tools with thoughtfully selected decorative pieces proudly representing some of the world’s leading international lighting manufacturers including pieces from Australia’s top lighting designers.
Projects & Case Studies
Chat Thai in Neutral Bay was born out of COVID19 necessity, serving Uber Eats and takeaway meals to Sydney’s Lower North Shore residents out of a dimly lit kitchen in a vacant local restaurant.
This culinary venture quickly changed as the new community embraced their delicious meals, however the dine-in options were less than presentable requiring a new indoor and outdoor decor and design.
Having previously worked for the Chat Thai family, Interior Designer Genine Noakes was approached to turn these areas around. Genine knew the family’s DNA, what they liked, how they operated, and their love of natural materials.
“It was an obvious choice for them to approach me on this fit-out and I was paired up with their trusted builder to bring together a new team to move forward on the project and bring it to life.” Says Genine.
The brief for the restaurant was to channel the original feel of their previous restaurants, which is dark and moody, and bring in a rich warmth using as many natural materials as possible while integrating an Asian Emporium, selling the finest Thai and Asian ingredients for the spirited home cook.
With 96 floorplan options to choose from, there is no doubt that Australian residential building company, Dennis Family Homes has something for everyone.
Dennis Family Homes is a leading home builder operating throughout Melbourne, regional Victoria and southern New South Wales. Over the last 40 years the Dennis Family has built approximately 30,000 homes, across the spectrum of landscapes and happy home-owners.
It’s these years of experience that the team, originally started by Bert Dennis, appreciates every family is unique in the way they like to live. And, as a family, building homes for families, they are able to design functional, flexible and beautiful homes with equally beautiful and quality made furnishings and textiles.
As with any design project, a brief is taken from the client, who also selects a ‘theme’ for their home.
Gail Connor, Senior Designer for the business says “when I start working on a new display, I select a theme then evaluate which features would work well in that house to embody the theme. This may be things like timber panelling, wallpaper, feature lighting, window covering type and fabric, cabinetry materials, timber look floor for example.”