The Business of Sustainable Design Past Event
As climate change has hit a critical note in the public consciousness, four Australian design leaders are showing how sustainable practices and initiatives not only protect the environment, but hold a crucial place in business growth and longevity. Join Habitus’s Aleesha Callahan as she leads a discussion with Vanessa Katsanevakis from Sussex Taps, Michael Karakolis from Fibonacci Stone, Samantha Seljak from Seljak and Jeremy McLeod from Breathe Architecture on what sustainability means to them, why it’s a core tenant of their business, and how the industry is shaping and reflecting a changing consumer mindset.
Vanessa Katsanevakis is the Creative Director of Sussex Taps, an Australian tap manufacturer that produces high-end, sustainably-made tapware. In 2018, Vanessa was named Young Manufacturer of the Year by the Victorian Manufacturing Hall of Fame.
Michael Karakolis is the Director of Fibonacci Stone, a Melbourne-born terrazzo tile company that creates one-of-a-kind designs from repurposed materials. Renowned as an Australian design industry leader, Michael has led Fibonacci Stone for over 15 years.
Samantha Seljak is the co-founder of Seljak Brand, a company that uses waste as a resource to find new ways of creating beautiful things that are regenerative and sustainable by design.
Jeremy is the founding Director of Breathe Architecture, a team of dedicated architects that has built a reputation for delivering high quality design and championing sustainability in architecture and urbanism. Since 2016 Jeremy has led Nightingale Housing in its mission to deliver housing to the Australian market that is socially, financially and environmentally sustainable.