What was the first piece of design that really mattered to you?
The Heide Museum of Modern Art, also known as ‘Heide’, was the first time I can remember being in awe of design. Heide is located in Heidelberg, in Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country, the place where I grew up. Its modernist design, situated in a rural setting, is what resonates with me. The area surrounding Heide is full of native parks, the river Birrarung (Yarra), and lots of walking tracks and creeks, which I can remember exploring as a child Heidi comprises vast masses of Mount Gambier limestone, surprising voids and tight walkways, floor-to-ceiling glass plates, and beautifully framed views of nature. It matters to me, as it was a place where artists, architecture and nature met in a harmonious manner.