Matthew Herbert

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Where and what did you study and what year did you graduate?
Bachelor of Architecture Honours (First class), 2003, RMIT.

Where did you head after graduating?
I moved to New Zealand and rebuilt a house high up on a hill for a client who lived in Japan. I then came back to Melbourne.

When did you launch your own business?
In 2006.

What motivated you to start your own business?
There was always a plan to establish a practice. At some point the amount of work we were doing after hours validated doing it during hours. Now we work all hours.

How would you describe your business to someone who didn’t know you?
We are architects. We design objects, build buildings, create spatial solutions and solve three-dimensional problems.

How would you describe the products you design to someone who hadn’t seen them?
They are ideas. We build them. We design objects for people to use, spaces for people to inhabit and installations for people to experience.

What are the most challenging parts of being a designer running a small business?
Being a designer who has to become a business person.

What inspires your design projects?
Collaboration, constraints, solutions, process, realisation.

What are the next steps for you?
We will establish our studio further, work with creative and enthusiastic people, establish good communications with clients and colleagues and build a reputation for our ideas and work.

Published 15 July 2008.

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