July 17, 2012
With a passion for sustainability and love of colour, light and form, interior designer Emine Mehmet has become a steady influence on how the living space is defined.
Initially inspired by the works of Gauguin, Matisse and Gaudi, Emine applied her passion to functional and technical design. This saw her work for internationally renowned architecture and design firms Woods Bagot and Meriton Apartments, where she developed her understanding of the construction process.
Applying this newfound knowledge to creating environments “respectful to both the earth and human beings”, Emine achieved the status of Green Star Accredited Professional and Fellow of the Design Institute of Australia.
Her passion for sustainable living has seen Emine create her own brands through the Environmental Fusion framework, something she developed to ensure living and working environments are conducive to both the Earth and Humanity. As such, Emine applies her knowledge (which includes feng shui) to create structures that embrace a holistic environment.
As both a speaker and writer, Emine has had her work published in Luxury Home Design Magazine and Grand Designs Australia Magazine. She has also spoken about sustainability and design at the Darling Harbor Hotel and Design Hospitality Exhibition, the HIA Sydney Home Show, and on 3AW and 99.3fm.
Also president of the Design Institute of Australia New South Wales Council, Emine has appeared on TV programs including Bright Ideas, Channel 10 and Home on the Lifestyle Channel. She has also worked on The Observatory Hotel and the World Tower residential and serviced apartments, in World Square, Sydney.
However, her passion for sustainability has also crept outside of her design work, with Emine contributing to several charities she believes “have and will change many people’s lives”. These include:
- Three Avocados – A not-for-profit organisation that strives to end the world’s water crisis starting with Uganda.
- Charity Water – A not-for-profit organisation bringing safe drinking water to developing nations.
- World Vision – Provides relief in emergency situations and works on long term community projects.
For more information on Emine Mehmet, check out her website.