ADesignStudio by Alex Fitzpatrick is a manufacturing and consultancy practice specialising in lighting design and development, based in Sydney, Australia.
‘We Light to Enhance Life’ is the philosophy of the studio, representing the power of lighting to transform space, experience, emotions, health and wellbeing. This transformation is created by balancing the scientific and poetic aspects of light, which is the underlying approach of ADesignStudio.
Based in Sydney, designs are often inspired by Australian heritage, society, environment and experience, with a strong narrative focus finding expression in individual pieces. In a practical sense, the products harness the benefits of contemporary technology, taking care to maximise energy-efficiency, and consider the warmth of light and long life. New manufacturing processes bolster the richness of traditional approaches, while materials are sensitively selected to capture and reflect the beauty and function of both the light source and design.
ADesignStudio has exhibited at international design exhibitions, featured in various local and global design media, and won several design awards.
“balancing the scientific and
poetic aspects of light”
Alex graduated in industrial design from the University of Alberta, Canada in 2008. Over the past nine years he has developed his knowledge and experience in the lighting industry, honing his skills and winning national and international accolades for architectural lighting and luminaire design, both independently and whilst working within leading lighting consultancies.
2010 Lighting Principles, TAFE Petersham (Australia)
2004 – 2008 Bachelor of Industrial Design, University of Alberta (Canada)
2013-PRESENT Design Associate – International Association of Lighting Designers
2016 – Current ADesignStudio PTY LTD. Director – Design and Manufacturing
Projects: Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis (in construction). Westpac CEO Awards 2016, Kozminsky 165th Anniversary Exhibition. At Home Exhibition of Australian Design. Gateway 2016. Box Hill RSL Club. iSalone, Milan Local Design Exhibition. Lighting Design – Elisabeth Bay apartment. Woronora Residence, Lake Side.
2014- 2016 Electrolight. Lighting Designer
Projects: Commercial – Gateway Mall. Flight centre Australian rollout. Country Road, Brisbane. Hospitality – Sake, Flinders Lane. The Alfred, Melboure. Bavarian Bier Cafe, Miranda. Sake 555, Melbourne. Sake Jn. El Camino Cantina, Sydney. Qt Melbourne (Custom Fittings), Holiday Inn Express (x5 Hotels), Sydney. Sake, Double Bay. Residential – 24 Tivoli Ave (in construction), 26 Olphort Ave.
(2 years 6 months)
2011- 2016 ADesignStudio. Design and Manufacturing
Projects: Commercial- IGLU Central, Sydney (Batessmart Architects), City Water, Melbourne (Gray Puksand Architects), Towradgi Bowling Club (ES Interiors). Hospitality- Rooty Hill RSL (Altus Architects). Exhibition: ArtHunter, Sydney (CoolHunter.com)
(3 years 9 months)
2012 – 2014 PointOfView. Lighting Designer + Product designer
Projects: Commercial- Westpac, Darling Park food court, Campbelltown Mall. Education-Figtree Lane UNSW, Conservatorium of Music. Hospitality- ShangriLa Sydney, Coogee Beach Palace Hotel, Qt Hotel Melbourne, Isle of Pines. Residential- Slattery House, The Lincoln.
(2 years 6 months)
2009-2011 Euroluce Lighting. NSW Project Sales Team
2008-2009 Lightform, Canada. Web Manager. Design. Business development
Awards + Achievements
2016 LAMP – Emerging designer finalist International Lighting Competition – Greenway
2016 DenFair – Best ID Product Award – Greenway
2016 El Camino Cantina wins NSW Luminaire Design Award of Commendation (Electrolight)
2015 Sake, Double Bay Wins IALD Award Of Merit (Electrolight)
2015 Sake, Double Bay wins NSW Luminaire Design Award of Commendation (Electrolight)
2015 Launch Pad, Runners Up – Eon
2011 Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards. Runner up – LightGarden
2011 Workshopped 11. 3rd place – n-series dinnerware
2011 Big River Timber to Tokyo. 1st place – LightGarden
2016 At Home, Modern Australian Design Exhibition. Curated by David Clark, Sydney – Greenway
2016 Kozminsky x Local Design 165th year anniversary exhibition, Melbourne – Pewter Greenway
2016 Denfair – ID x SNAP ASSEMBLY – Independent Designer – Greenway
2016 5Vie, Milan Design Week with Local Design 2016 – LightGarden and Eon
2015 Denfair – ID x SNAP ASSEMBLY – Independent Designer – LightGarden Metalics
2015 Saturday InDesign Sydney – Launch Pad
2014 The ArtHunter- The CoolHunter’s popup gallery, Sydney. ‘Lightgarden 7’
2012 HeMadeSheMade, Australia. ‘LightGarden’
2012 Museum of Contemporary Art. Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards. ‘LightGarden’
2012 SupaCenter Moor Park. Bombay Sapphire Design Discovery Awards. ‘LightGarden’
2008 I Salone, Milan. Student Exhibition
2008 Interior Design Show, Toronto. Student Exhibition
2008 Newfangled, Edmonton. Student Exhibition
2007 International Contemporary Furniture Fair, New York. Student Exhibition
2007 Interior Design Show, Toronto. Student Exhibition