Core to environmentally friendly interior design is sourcing sustainable materials that serve multiple functions.
That’s the view of interior designer Jacqueline Bosscher from The Design Commission. Jacqueline works hard researching suitable products that don’t break the bank.
In the past, many products came from overseas, but these days it’s getting easier to source sustainable products in Australia. You can now find high quality, sustainably produced tiles, for instance, at a good price point when previously there were none.
Jacqueline’s story is one of passion. She retrained as an interior designer after a career in the contemporary arts, and quickly noticed the curriculum failed to mention sustainable materials.
“We learnt passive design principles, but we weren’t talking about the indoor air quality or where the materials were coming from and how they were produced,” she says.
This is largely why she set out to start her own sustainability-focused interior design practice, straight after training.