Who is our March jury? Here are the 15 industry experts on the team
Next month, Frame Awards Interiors of the Month submissions will be evaluated by a range of leaders specialized in a range of industry professions, including spatial photography, branding, urbanism and more.
Anne-Laure Pingreoun, design curator and founder of Alter-Projects and Alternative-Thinkers
Anne-Lauren Pingreoun is a design curator and founder of Alter-Projects, a new generation multidisciplinary company curating special projects which build unique stories and social experiences for designers, brands, and property developers, and Alternative-Thinkers, an online platform where creative practitioners set the framework and are then connected to funding. Her clients include the likes of the LVMH Group, London Design Festival, UK Government, Art Basel and more.
Caro Lundin, co-founder and creative director of ARC Club
As the creative director of London co-working brand ARC Club, Caro Lundin oversees every detail of the product and its use – from build-through to merchandise and marketing. Based between Stockholm and London, Lundin attended the Bartlett School of Architecture and formerly worked at Crab Studio and Sundae Design Studio, which she co-founded with a specialty in hospitality and retail spaces. She has additionally served as an associate lecturer of architecture at Oxford Brookes.
Roel Slabbers, co-founder of De Nieuwe Context
After graduating with a Master’s in Interior Architecture and winning the BNI price with their graduation projects, Roel Slabbers and Joey Rademakers founded the research and design studio De Nieuwe Context in Maastricht. The studio is specialized in renewing architectural contexts in residential housing and public spaces, focusing on the human in relationship to its environment. Each of its designs are realized in ecological and/or reused materials and able to be remounted.
Amrita Mahindroo, director of DROO - Da Costa Mahindroo Architects
Australian architect and urbanist Amrita Mahindroo holds a Master’s degree with honours from MIT in architecture and urbanism and a Bachelor’s degree in architecture with honours from the University of Melbourne. Following a number of years collaborating with reputable firms in Australia, Europe and North America, including Atelier Seraji, Shigeru Ban Architects in Paris and the MIT Media Lab, she co-founded the London-and Paris-based firm DROO with Michel Da Costa Goncalves. Mahindroo has a wealth of experience in both private and public sector projects.
Esra Lemmens, founder and design strategist at Esra Lemmens Agency
At her namesake Dubai agency, Esra Lemmens and her team develop customized strategies that bring clarity and definition to the work of designers, aiming to pave a way for their clients to realize their full potential as top-tier influential creatives all over the world. Originally from the Netherlands, Lemmens, with a background in art and design, has successfully headed partnerships with various designers, developers, studios, brands, platforms and even government entities.
Rosie Morley, principal at Fender Katsalidis
Interior designer Rosie Morley’s driving passion is to achieve cohesion – and blur the lines – between external and internal environments. The Fender Katsalidas principal has 20 years of experience, both in her native Australia and internationally. Landmark projects she has worked on include Brisbane’s Midtown Centre, Central Place Sydney and Merdeka 118 in Kuala Lumpur. Leading the firm’s interiors team, she’s dedicated to the development of others, mentoring RMIT students and regularly sitting on assessment panels.
Shao Feng, architectural photographer
With 17 years of experience, architectural photographer Shao Feng employs the traditional Chinese methodology of studying the nature of things to gain knowledge, known as ge wu zhi zhi, to capture the unique characters of buildings and spaces. His works have documented projects such as the Shanghai Opera House, Shenzhen’s The Mixc, Neobio Family Park, Acne Studios stores and many more. The photographer’s studio is based in Shanghai.
Martijn Hoogendijk, creative director and designer
The career of Dutch designer Martijn Hoogendijk got its start in 1994, when his first furniture piece was presented as part of the Droog Design collection during Salone del Mobile. Co-founder of Dumoffice and DUM, Hoogendijk joined the retail design and strategy agency Storage in 2004 as creative director. With experience collaborating with clients from Nike to Google to Coca-Cola, he now works as an independent designer in Amsterdam.
David Chenery, director of Object Space Place
Interior architect and design consultant David Chenery is the director of London sustainable hospitality design studio Object Space Place. He has specialized in commercial interiors throughout his career, including a varied range of international and UK-based retail stores, hair salons, restaurant concepts and luxury fashion department stores. More recently he founded OSP, a RIBA Chartered Practice working across architecture, interiors and branding with a core focus on hospitality design. Chenery is also the co-host of the podcast Hospitality and the Infinite Game.
Venelin Kokalov, design principal and principal-in-charge at Revery Architecture
Revery Architecture design principal and principal-in-charge Venelin Kokalov has shared his concept design abilities and distinctive visual language with the Vancouver firm since 2002. He is inspired by a personal design philosophy that buildings should go beyond form and function – they should engage and influence people, shape their perceptions and experiences, today and long into the future. The Canadian architect’s portfolio – from Hong Kong’s Xiqu Centre Opera House to the Surrey City Centre Library in Canada – reflects this.
Kai Liu, founder of Rigi Design
Chinese designer Liu Kai established the Shanghai studio Rigi Design in 2008; he also founded the fashion brand L-House and is an off-campus mentor of Donghua University. Based on fundamental logic and analysis, Rigi works to connect to daily life and end users via diversified design approaches, delivering end-user-faced, productized designs and realizing brand and commercial value transformation. The team believes that end-user-oriented design is playing an increasingly essential role in breaking boundaries, stimulating behaviors and building relations.
Sergio Mannino, founder of Sergio Mannino Studio
Mentored by Ettore Sottsass and Remo Buti while studying at the University of Florence, Sergio Mannino later relocated to NYC for a one-year experience. Falling in love with the city, he ended up staying permanently, founding his own architectural branding agency in 2008. With the mission to help brands succeed through design innovation, the studio advises clients – including Medly Pharmacy, Glam Seamless, Bottega Veneta and many others – on how to best launch a successful consumer brand from just a single idea, or help them grow into a pop-up or multi-location business.
Waad El Hadidy, design director at Starwood Capital
Egyptian interior designer Waad El Hadidy has been on the design team at Starwood Capital since 2012, where she became part of the launch of two luxury lifestyle brands: 1 Hotels and Baccarat Hotels and Resorts. Her signature project is the highly acclaimed 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge Park; she also led the design direction of 1 Hotel Central Park and was responsible for various office and residential projects. Prior, she was a researcher at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service – she holds a Master’s in social anthropology from the University of Cambridge and a degree in interior design from Parsons School of Design.
Liu Ye, director of the research and development centre at Sunac China
Liu Ye serves Sunac's research and development center in its Southern China branch, responsible for interior finishing and decoration design and management. Since its establishment in 2003, the real estate development company, guided by its brand philosophy ‘Passion for Perfection’, has been dedicated to delivering holistic solutions for Chinese families to enjoy a better life by integrating various superior resources, and to promoting the development of Chinese cities.
Nasim Köerting, head of design at The Office Group
Originally from Sydney, Australia, Nasim Köerting joined The Office Group (TOG) in 2019 as head of design after founding London-based design practice Studio Köerting. Trained as an interior architect and designer, Nasim has worked for a number of award-winning practices, including Hassell and Softroom architects. At TOG Nasim leads a team of in-house architects and designers who oversee the creation of versatile new Work Spaces, as well as appointing and collaborating with external architecture practices.