Interior Design

Stine Damsgaard

Bachelor of Interior Design (Commercial) Melbourne
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Bringing ideas to life is an exciting proposition for me. My strategic approach to design and energised creative spark leads me to generate numerous ways to enhance, upgrade, revise, correct or revamp spaces and functions. I am an empathetic individual with a supportive and motivating personality. I am a visual strategist and a future thinker who likes to plan my every step, develop tools to organise and allow my mind to venture beyond the obvious.

Having been brought up in Denmark, I have a shared cultural awareness which has taught me to deal with people and communicate clearly. I am calm in my approach, which stems from my heritage and the Danish concept of hygge; which is about building sanctuary and community, inviting closeness, wellbeing, connection and warmth. It is about belonging to the moment and feeling open-hearted and alive. Now in Australia, natural forms, native environments and unique landscapes continually refresh my soul as well as lighting my creative spark.

I have always had a creative spark in me and hope to be able to use my skills to make spaces that spark something in others.

Warrnambool Safe Haven

Once a sanctuary for early settlers on the 'Shipwreck Coast', the story of Warrnambool informed the re-design of the Pavilion Café and Bar. Design details reference the strong maritime heritage and seek to create moments within the space that cater for all members of the community.

Tying together old and new, the Pav challenges traditions; paying homage to its history whilst looking towards a fresh and revitalised future. Catering for takeaway coffee from the kiosk in the morning, a café lunch at noon, and a knock-off beer at the wine bar in the evening, the design of the space keeps it alive throughout the day. Introducing a new program opens the space to a wider visitor range, whilst a series of viewing platforms allow people to take in the iconic view.

A Nod To Danish Heritage

The design concept seeks to bring together Bang & Olufsen’s unique product aesthetic with their innovative work ethics, to create an office that inspires their employees to collaborate as well as aspire individuality. Through the use of a constant materiality and organic connections, the spaces tie together while still feeling luxurious.

When designing the commercial office environment for Bang & Olufsen, comfort and contemporary workplace trends were taken into consideration, and a range of options were explored. By providing employees with different work zone arrangements to choose from, they are given the freedom to work the way they do best. By nominating appropriate and durable materials, lighting, joinery items, furniture and fittings, the space complements the sustainable practices of the Bligh Street building.