Meet The Judges

Lorenzo Logi

Lorenzo Logi

Assistant Editor, Indesign Magazine

Lorenzo joined Indesign Media Asia Pacific in 2012 and currently holds the position of Assistant Editor of Indesign Magazine.

Offering Lorenzo the opportunity work with the best in the design industry in Australia and beyond, Indesign Magazine is renowned for presenting the finest in interiors and architecture from Australasia and the globe.

Amanda Stanaway

Amanda Stanaway

Principal of Woods Bagot

As a Principal at global architecture and consulting firm Woods Bagot, Amanda’s role encompasses strategy and interior design across the commercial, lifestyle and public sectors with her unique mix of skills and diversity of knowledge fusing together to offer an innovative approach to her clients and projects. 

James Harper

James Harper

Principal of BrookingHarper

Since 2002, James has been the Executive Director, Founder and Principal of interactive commercial interior design firm BrookingHarper, creating inspirational spaces for companies such as Apple Computers, Omega/The Swatch Group and Mercedes Benz Australia.

James Harper also sits on the board of the National Council of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA) where his focus is to raise the profile of Commercial Interior Design in Australia.

Josep Congost

Josep Congost

Design Director of Roca Design Center & Innovation Lab, Barcelona

Josep Congost is Design Director at the renowned Roca Design Center & Innovation Lab in Barcelona, Spain. In this role, Josep oversees a multidisciplinary team that spans the fields of engineering, manufacturing, design and development.

From 1981 to 1989, he was a founding associate and President of the Board of Directors at Ecotècnia S. Coop. And from 1989 to 1997, he served as Director of Vehicle Design for the Nissan European Technology Center of Barcelona (NETC-B).

Daniel Dalla Riva

Daniel Dalla Riva

Founder of 6 Hats

In 2010 Daniel founded 6 Hats, a multi-disciplinary design studio that creates immersive and brand-strengthening environments, pop-up architecture and activations for brands such as Aperol, Tourism Australia and Nike.

With over 20 years of professional practice, Daniel has earned industry recognition for his contributions to commercial interior design, retail design, installation design, exhibit and event design, experience design and transient architecture.

Shaynna Blaze

Shaynna Blaze

Interior Designer and Television Personality

Shaynna Blaze is an award-winning interior designer who has created stunning interiors in residential homes and commercial spaces for over twenty years through her company blankcanvas INTERIORS.

In 2008, Shaynna’s talents were brought to TV with her role as Interior Designer and Co-Presenter on Foxtel’s Selling Houses Australia, while more recently Shaynna has been a regular member of the judging panel on Channel Nine’s The Block.

Justin Wagemakers

Justin Wagemakers

Blue Sky Design Group

Senior designer of Blue Sky Design Group and two-time winner of the Reece Bathroom Innovation Award, Justin Wagemakers is now part of the judging panel to help find Australia’s next design success story.

While living in The Netherlands, Justin graduated from The Design Academy, working with Scope Design Strategy and Phillips Design on innovative ventures such as the Noah’s Ark Experience Design project.

Roberto Palomba

Roberto Palomba

Global Architect and Designer 

As one half of design duo Ludovica+Roberto Palomba, architect and designer Roberto has worked with some of the most prestigious design brands from all over the world. Internationally acclaimed, Roberto has been awarded the Compasso D’Oro, Elle Decoration International Design Award, Good Design Award and German Design Award. Roberto has also worked as a professor at the Polythecnic of Milan in the Industrial Design Department, helping to shape and broaden the creative minds of tomorrow.

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