Photos by Sharrin Rees + Jacqueline Bosscher
The cross-pollination of design, art and architecture is at the heart of The Design Commission’s vision to contribute innovative, meaningful and, above all, sustainable spaces for people to live and work in the Australian environment, climate and culture. Our belief is that an emphasis on functionality, craftsmanship, attention to detail and making things to last results in quality spaces for living and working.
The philosophy of The Design Commission, founded by interior designer and art curator Jacqueline Bosscher, is that great design should be environmentally sustainable and lead, by its very nature, to significantly better outcomes for the client as well as the wider community, achieving passive environments by using sustainable materials, expending less energy and fewer resources.
The aim of The Design Commission is to create beautiful, functional, durable and site specific spaces in a meaningful way. We have a 3-prong approach to achieving this objective.
Firstly, by focusing on site, form, function and materiality to create interiors that are unique and deliver what the client needs.
Secondly, by striving to design spaces that result in passive built environments through the marriage of well-resolved layouts with the right materials and technology, a project may have a minimal footprint: good for the user and good for the environment.
And thirdly, by thinking actively about living in the southern hemisphere we can fold new ideas from the Asia-Pacific region into the design of buildings, transitional spaces and interiors in Australia.
Art, design + architecture
The Design Commission projects may incorporate the commissioning of artists, graphic designers, fabric or furniture fabricators into the design process. As well as training in Interior Design, Jacqueline Bosscher has spent more than a decade working as a curator of contemporary art, commissioning art installations that explore and explode space and ideas. She is passionate about working across creative practices and looking to other fields of creativity for inspiration.