TomMarkHenry is a young and ambitious interior architecture and design firm that is definitely one to watch. In just four short years, TomMarkHenry has not only become a force in the Australian design scene, but is a rising star in the international design world. The company already has a slew of big name projects in its portfolio and has scooped up a number of national and international accolades in the process. The most recent include two World Interiors News Awards for the unique butcher shop 1888 Certified (Best Retail Interior under 200 square metres) and the neighbourhood cocktail bar and restaurant Dead Ringer (Best Bar).
TomMarkHenry's Dead Ringer Bar (left) and 1888 Certified (right)
Chloe Matters, Cushla McFadden and Jade Nottage are the talented trio behind the name TomMarkHenry, which is based in Rushcutters Bay, Sydney. They founded the practice in 2014 and working across residential, commercial, retail, hospitality and workspace projects, they offer a full scope of services from interior architecture and design to managing and consulting on the finest of details.
Chloe, Cushla and Jade’s approach to design places a high value on human connection as they seek to tell their clients’ story through design, and the resulting spaces are engaging, functional and simply nothing short of exceptional.
WeWork Pyrmont featuring EMU Darwin Chair
WeWork Pyrmont is one recently completed commercial project, which followed fast on the heels of WeWork Martin Place. Located in a former woolstore, WeWork Pyrmont is designed to celebrate the original fabric of the former warehouse while providing a modern and comfortable co-working space. With great attention to detail, TomMarkHenry’s design combines the historic features of the building with industrial finishes and contemporary furniture. The ergonomic Darwin chair by EMU is a functional and versatile choice and is used across the casual meeting and socialising spaces; the Mari Sol table by Vondom is found in the terrace areas; and Eden’s Fool Moon pendant provide a perfectly circular and dramatic source of illumination.
TomMarkHenry's WeWork Pyrmont featuring Eden's Fool Moon Pendant
Residential projects are another string on TomMarkHenry’s bow. Their redesign of a terrace house in Paddington, Sydney, for a young growing family focused on timeless finishes and fixtures, contrasting pops of black and white, and softening timber veneer and marble. The reading nook under a faceted ceiling is one our favourite spots in this Paddington terrace. Furnished with Expormim’s Fontal chair and Sancal’s Nudo table it combines rattan, marble and rich, dark timber, and brings smooth and organic curves into an otherwise angular space.
TomMarkHenry's Paddington Terrace featuring Expormim’s Fontal chair and Sancal’s Nudo Table.
And not too far from Paddington, TomMarkHenry’s design for a residence in Bellevue Hill balances masculine and feminine design elements and showcases the client’s extensive art collection. The redesign saw the formerly dark apartment transformed into a light and bright home that takes advantage of the north-facing aspect and art deco heritage features. The Nudo table makes another showing here and is this time paired with Jaime Hayon’s Frames chair for Expormim.
TomMarkHenry's Bellevue Hill Residence features the Nudo table and Jaime Hayon’s Frames chair from Expormim.
In addition to its recent wins at the World Interiors News Awards, TomMarkHenry was shortlisted as one of eight emerging practices in both 2015 and 2016, and the directors have also picked up prizes at the EatDrinkDesign Awards and Australian Interior Design Awards. We’re excited to see what TomMarkHenry do next and we know it will continue to push the boundaries of design and expectation.