Creative Director , Tessuto Interiors
Susie is the Founder and Creative Director of Tessuto, a successful, multidisciplinary design studio, based in London, and a Past President of the British Institute of Interior Design. Established in 1993, Tessuto is an award winning, technically advanced, full service, architectural interior design studio with experience spanning a range of industry sectors. Tessuto have successfully completed commissions ranging from luxury, private client residential work, high end multi residential sales developments, prestigious single house developments and large scale PRS schemes to hotel, hospitality, workplace and other commercial projects. They also specialise in the restoration of heritage buildings, including grade 1 listed, and have completed projects abroad, most recently in Japan. Susie is regularly approached for expert commentary on interior design issues and appears frequently in the national and trade media. She is also in-demand as a speaker on interior design, hosting a monthly podcast on Interior Design Issues, giving talks and chairing discussions at design events across the country. She is a judge for the Sunday Times British Homes Awards, the Northern Design Awards and the CEDIA Technology awards, and she is the industry representative for the National Design Academy, currently sitting on their degree validation committee at De Montfort University. Susie is still active within the British Institute of Interior Design, and currently serves on the Institute's Policy and Practice Committee. She was recently part of steering committee working to develop the new joint RIBA/BIID Interior Design contracts, and has just been commissioned by the RIBA to write a book on professional practice for Interior Designers. Prior to her career in interior design, Susie worked for 7 years as a Merchandiser on the buying team of the international fashion retailer, Topshop. Susie was born and educated in Melbourne, Australia.