A young company with fresh ideas and lots of passion, Sydney-based interior architecture firm TomMarkHenry, is the brainchild of school friends Chloe Matters, Jade Nottage and Cushla McFadden.
Founded in early 2014, Chloe’s background in design and property development and Jade and Cushla’s rounded skill sets in interior architecture, have seen them make the perfect trio, with each bringing a different perspective to the table. “We design all our projects collaboratively,” explains Chloe. “So each design benefits from the strength of three minds and three opinions. We all have different perspectives and have learnt how to integrate these into seamless, harmonious designs.”
Designing across all three sectors — residential, hospitality and commercial — they are open to any and all projects that come their way. So as a result, their short history has given way to quite the diverse portfolio. “We have designed a high-end butcher in Double Bay that is due to open at the end of this month,” says Jade. “Plus we have a Mexican food kiosk opening in Barangaroo at the end of September. We are also in the early stages of designing a café in Double Bay, which we are very excited about. In addition, we are designing several other hospitality venues around Sydney’s CBD and Eastern Suburbs. Throw some residential projects into the mix and we are very busy, exactly how we like it!”
Already being acknowledged internationally by leading industry experts, their Bondi’s Best project is currently shortlisted in The Restaurant & Bar Design Awards, the mark of many good things to come, we think! “As a result of this and lots of hard work, we have started to come up against designers on project tenders that we have always been inspired by,” explains Cushla. “The realisation that we were being considered for projects alongside some very talented design firms was a turning point for us.”
All under 32, they bring a fresh, new perspective to design, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know when to buckle down and get serious! “While we are a young company, we do take our design work and the operational side of our company very seriously,” says Jade. “We are committed to creating inventive, new concepts in the design process, yet we also have a maturity of process that comes with our intensity of experience in the industry.”