Mim Design is a multi-disciplinary practice located in South Yarra, Australia. The studio presently consists of a team of creative individuals who share design expertise and inspiration through a wide range of skills such as interior architecture design, exterior design, custom furniture and industrial design, styling, creative brand direction and architectural integration.

With a collaborative approach the studio environment achieves a strong pool of idea formulation, conception and production through to documentation and final construction, favouring client involvement as well as associated consultants when delivering projects. Mim Design’s principles are that of quality, custom design and timeless nature. The knowledge basis of the team, with individual interests, creates versatility and flexibility, as well as a new way of thinking for every project to maximize inspiration, achievement and excitement.

PRINCIPAL

MIRIAM FANNING

With over 20 year experience as an Interior designer, Miriam has built a strong reputation in the design industry. Miriam has been involved in many types of design projects ranging from residential both individual and multi, through to hospitality, hotel, retail and large scale retail. Miriam, the founding director of Mim Design, believes in continually being inspired by surrounding environments and seeks a strong sense of design and rational use of purpose for each individual project. Her ability to nurture and meld client relationships ensures the studio is an approachable environment for both clients and the team at Mim Design. Miriam’s passion for visually exploring and achieving high quality standards ensures each project is well considered, crafted and designed for a reason.

CREATIVE DIRECTOR

EMMA MAHLOOK

Emma Mahlook joined Mim Design in 2012 following six years at another leading Melbourne design studio.  She became an Associate at Mim Design and subsequently Creative Director in 2016.  Emma has a wealth of experience designing interior environments for the retail, hospitality and residential sectors and is known for her exemplary management of client relationships and her creative, considered approach to design quality and detailing.

ASSOCIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER

KRISTIINA REEVE

Kristiina’s reputation working in high-end residential projects has been well documented in the media.  Her passion lies in this sector and after joining Mim Design in 2013 she has formed strong client relationships and developed an appreciation for a refined and well considered design approach.  Recently appointed to the position of Associate Interior Designer, Kristiina has enjoyed new challenges and opportunities working on various hotel, retail, residential and multi-residential projects.

ASSOCIATE ARCHITECT

STELLA LIEN

Stella Lien completed her Bachelor of Architectural Studies at the university of Auckland and went on to achieve her Masters of Architecture (Distinction) at RMIT University, graduating in 2011.  Stella joined Mim Design in 2016 after several years working for other leading architectural and design practices in Melbourne, during which she gained her registration.  A natural leader, Stella’s design approach is intuitive and intelligent, balancing client expectations with elegant architectural solutions.  Attention to detail is integral to her process in delivering contextually sensitive spaces for the people that use them.

ASSOCIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER

STEPHEN TIEPPO

Stephen is our newest team member. He met Mim when they worked together at the same design practice over 20 years ago. Since then, Stephen has worked in high-end residential, hotel, hospitality and retail projects at several design and architectural offices, large and small. He brings to the practice further design appreciation and finesse and combines this with a practical knowledge of construction, management and delivery of projects.

ASSOCIATE INTERIOR DESIGNER

CHARLOTTE MCGILL

After joining Mim Design in 2015 Charlotte has established herself as an integral member of the interior architecture team. Her passion for design is infectious. With a unique ability to connect people with places, her conceptual style enables the client to express their vision in a way they never realised. With an eye for spatial planning, Charlotte’s technical ability and on-site prowess sees her delivering projects to an exceptional, award-winning standard.

THE TEAM

Mim Design is a multi-disciplinary practice located in South Yarra. The studio presently consists of a team of creative individuals who share design expertise and inspiration through a wide range of skills such as interior design, custom furniture and industrial design, styling, creative brand direction, environmental graphic application and architectural integration. With a collaborative approach the studio environment achieves a strong pool of idea formulation, conception and production through to documentation and final construction, favouring client involvement as well as associated consultants when delivering projects. Mim Design’s principles are that of quality, custom design and timeless nature. The knowledge basis of the team, with individual interests, creates versatility and flexibility, as well as a new way of thinking for every project to maximize inspiration, achievement and excitement.