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Julie Pieda

Built Environment, Furniture, Interior Design, Office, Textiles, Homeware

Julie Pieda established Koush Design in 1999 with a commitment to creating elegantly resolved fit-outs for residential, commercial and hospitality interiors. Her portfolio also encompasses furniture design and both arms of the practice reflect Pieda’s keen eye for colour and texture, as well as a strong understanding of classically minimalist form. While inspiration comes from all around, she has amassed personal image and material libraries over time and references these invaluable resources when beginning a new project.

Treating design as an exercise in problem solving allows Pieda to exercise her fine attention to detail, evident in the recently completed refurbishment for the St Peters library and renovation of the foyer and workspaces of South Australia’s Migration Museum. Her clean, high-end aesthetic also characterises her furniture designs, with Cranberry Jam sofa and Promenade sideboard both appealing for their sophisticated proportions and bold material palette.


Website
koushdesign.com

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6 Manton St

6 Manton St

Address
6 Manton St.
Hindmarsh 5007
South Australia Australia
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Phone
82120514

Email
hello@koushdesign.com

Opening hours
Open by appointment

Julie Pieda

Julie Pieda

Address
6 Manton St
Hindmarsh 5007
South Australia Australia
View on Google Maps

Phone
0417 086 411

Email
hello@koushdesign.com

Opening hours
Open by appointment

CV

Group Exhibitions

2013-current, Designing Craft: Crafting Design 40 years of JamFactory (April-June 2013, touring regional galleries for three years)
2010, Credenza credentials, Jam Factory Gallery One (31 July-5 September)
2009, Smaller than a sofa, SALA exhibition, Gilbert (6 August)
2006, Salon South, Jam Factory Gallery One (24 March-28 April)
2005, Xpo(sit)ion Dia time exhibition, Museum of SA Gallery (21 October-3 November)

Education

2000-2002, UniSA, 3D Design TAFE (Part Time)
1991, Bachelor of Education: Design, University of South Australia

Awards

2011, Design Institute of Australia Commendation Award, Built environment, Wayville Residence
2007, Dulux Colour Awards, Shortlisted, Commercial category
2006, DIA Commendation Award, Built environment, Promethean, Adelaide
2005, DIA Commendation Award, Furniture design, Pod2 Podiatry Clinic, Victor Harbour
2004, DIA Commendation Award, Furniture design, Queens head hotel
2004, DIA Award of merit, Collaboration Banque Wine Bar
1998, DIA Gold Merit Award (Group award)
1998, Schiavello Industry Award in Furniture (Group award)

Publications

2013, Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory, Margaret Hancock Davis, Margot Osborne, Brian Parkes, JamFactory
2012, Design South Australia, Independent Design Commission, State of green, Feature article (pg 60-63)
2006, Place, Independent weekly, Advertiser
2005, The Advertiser Review section
2004, Adelaide Matters, Front cover
2001, SA Crafts winter issue, Front cover
2000, Indesign (Issue 3, December, pg 14)
1998, Vogue Living (March edition)

Commissions

Flinders University
SA Migration Museum
St Peters Library and Heritage Gallery
Wellness and Lifestyles
University of South Australia, Mt Gambier

Exterior

New Studio Open

01 Sep 2017

After months of building ... an old warehouse on Manton St Hindmarsh has a fresh new face and is now the new home of koush design, Union St Printmakers and Pony and Cole cafe.

The large steel framed warehouses that house the studios are now filled with light and activity, and the original showroom at the front of the site houses a brand new cafe which references the 1960s feel of the building

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Julie Pieda in Adelaide Matters

01 Nov 2016

Well Made profiles Hunt Furniture and Julie Pieda were featured in the November edition of Adelaide Matters. Writer of the article Catherine Clifton said that "Local designers and artists are taking their talents to a new audience, eager to make an impression on the way we live". Read the full article in the link below.

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