Matt Woods Design was started in 2009 with the goal of designing kick arse interiors that did their part to reduce the heavy burden the construction industry places on the environment. I haven’t reversed climate change (yet), but I have won a couple of design awards and have had projects published in every major publication in Australia, as well as a bunch of major overseas titles.
Diverse experience? I’ve got that too. I’m an industrial designer by training, & have a post graduate certificate In Sustainable Architecture from Sydney Uni. Over the last 10 years I’ve created award winning designs for a range of industries including hospitality, retail, workplace and residential projects.
Below, you’ll find the list of awards I’ve won and some nice stuff from media about how great I am - but what I really recommend is giving me a call so we can talk about you and turning your good ideas into something mind blowing!
WINNER - 2015 EAT DRINK DESIGN AWARDS / BEST RESTAURANT DESIGN / BECCAFICO
WINNER - 2011 INTERIOR DESIGN EXCELLENCE AWARDS / VOTED, DESIGNER OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF
WHAT THEY ARE SAYING…
“The disruptor of the Sydney hospitality scene and serious voice on Mezzanine’s editorial advisory board, Matt Woods takes everything that is wrong and makes it right through an authentic, passionate approach to hospitable interiors.”
Marcus Piper, Mezzanine Editor, Autumn 2017
“ Extrapolating the idea of sustainability to basically mean “no more new shit” Matt Woods has a design stratagem like no other. Each project is beautiful, authentic, and entirely of its own evolution. Reworking found and repurposed objects, materials and finishes through his unique and very serious design thinking, amazing sense of style and commitment to delivering amazing interiors, a Woods interior is like no other. Moreover each project conceptually envelops sustainability from a new and ever expanding set of criteria that goes well beyond the solar mitigation of most.”
Gillian Seriser, Inside Magazine Editor, April 2017
“Designer Matt Woods has responded with accomplished clarity to a complex brief, melding modern Italian food, casual beachside architecture and a classic Scandinavian aesthetic. There’s an approachability to the unfinished joinery of recycled and fire-charred hardwoods, a sculptural beauty to the circular neon tubes that line the walls, a resort-like feel to the slatted boardwalk that bisects the space with wire-brushed timber banquets to the side, and even the selection of plants in ceramic pots is just the right side of quirky. In many ways, Beccafico is the perfect embodiment of a relaxed but refined dining environment and an interior in which one could imagine spending many fine hours.”
Jury Citation - Eat Drink Design Awards 2015