Danielle is a highly experienced and awarded interior designer whose work encompasses a broad spectrum of design practices. She specialises in residential interior design and commercial design for the hospitality and retail sectors. Her studio is based in Melbourne at Collingwood Yards where she is the inaugural recipient of the Bank of Melbourne Studio Residency.
Danielle’s approach to interior design synthesises her cross-disciplinary skillset and expertise with innovation and vision. With a distinctive flair for colour, material composition and form, her signature interiors present a distinct visual language that integrates striking aesthetics with a pragmatic and considered approach to spatial design, creating richly layered interiors that are imbued with character, warmth and elegance. She applies these principles across a range of residential and commercial interior design projects along with commissions for bespoke furniture, objects, lighting and installations.
Danielle has designed interiors and bespoke furniture pieces for clients such as The Salty Dog Hotel, Kay & Burton, Brighton Street Early Learning Centre, Frankie's Story, The National Gallery of Victoria, Sophie Gannon Gallery, Amelia Shaw Bar, Georgeous Occasions, Dark Mofo, David Bromley Studio, L'oreal Fashion Festival, Bakehouse Studios, Vitality Beauty Bar, The Hub 3070, Flock Agency, Andrew Long and Associates, Arena Theatre Company, The Melbourne International Arts Festival, Supersense Festival and The Malthouse.
Danielle offers clients a tailored interior design service to suit the varying needs, parameters and budget of a project. Working regularly with a small team of quality local joiners and trades, Danielle Brustman studio works closely with clients, architects and tradespeople on small, medium and large scale renovation projects as well as new builds. Services include detailed concept design, surfaces/finishes & fixtures specification, detailed/bespoke joinery design and documentation, furniture and lighting procurement, customised furniture design and project management.
In 2018, Danielle exhibited her life-sized domestic interior installation, 'Inner-Terior' as a finalist in the prestigious triennial Rigg Design Prize. Recognising excellence in contemporary Australian design, the Rigg Design Prize is the highest accolade for object and furniture design in Australia. Her entry was exhibited alongside some of Australia's most prominent and celebrated Interior designers and decorators at the National Gallery of Victoria. Her entry in the prize 'Inner- Terior' was given a high commendation by judge Shashi Caan, CEO of the International Federation of Interior Architects / Designers.
DANIELLE BRUSTMAN DIA SHORTLISTING
Danielle's Meteorite Light has been shortlisted in the Design Institute Awards 2022 in the ‘Use’ category.
Meteorite is a very special collaboration between Danielle Brustman and Edward Linacre that was created for the AFD Award earlier this year. The piece was first presented by Style Craft Furniture and the National Gallery of Victoria for Melbourne Design Week. It is currently on display in the Style Craft Furniture showroom.
Sophie Gannon Gallery congratulates Danielle on her shortlisting and looks forward to the final announcement on 3 August.
Photo: Artists with Meteorite
Photographer: Jonathon Griggs
DANIELLE BRUSTMAN AT THE NGV
Danielle Brustman is included in NGV Triennial 2020, now on display at the National Gallery of Victoria. The NGV Triennial brings contemporary art, design and architecture into dialogue, offering a visually arresting and thought-provoking view of the world at this time.
Brustman's Chromatic Fantastic series was first exhibited at Sophie Gannon Gallery as part of Designwork 04 for the NGV's Melbourne Design Week 2020.⠀
NGV Triennial is on display until 18 April 2021.
Image: Installation view of Danielle Brustman’s Chromatic fantastic cabinet, 2020, and Chromatic fantastic wall light, 2020, on display in NGV Triennial 2020 from 19 December 2020 – 18 April 2021 presented alongside Brustman’s Coloured In, 2020, installation in Spectrum: An exploration of colour, 2020, at NGV International, Melbourne. © Danielle Brustman. Photo: Sean Fennessy
Showing all 17 artworks