Annie Paxton is a Naarm/Melbourne-based multidisciplinary designer. She works as an architect with the very clever people at Kennedy Nolan, alongside her creative practice which navigates the juncture between architecture and furniture/object, with a keen interest in how design drives and is driven by the poetics of everyday life. With the tendency to imbue works with patina and the trace of the hand, the interrogation of time/process as a material is often a salient driver in her practice.


PROFESSIONAL

ARCHITECT 
Kennedy Nolan Architects, Fitzroy VIC


SESSIONAL STUDIO LEADER
MSD, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC


EDUCATION


2020 - MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE (Dist)
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
2020 - Dean’s Hons Award
2019 - Dean’s Hons Award
2019 - Nell Norris Scholarship
2019 - Regalia Group Award
2019 - SJB Michael Bialek Award

2016 - BACHELOR OF DESIGN (Dist)
UNIVERSITY OF WA
2016 - JCY Prize
2015 - JCY Prize
2015 - ARM Design Prize

AWARDS


VOGUE LIVING 50 2024
VL50: Australia’s top 50 interior designers, architects, product designers and artists

VIVID DESIGN AWARDS 2023
Object Award - Winner
Lighting Award - Winner
Judges Choice Award - Winner
Furniture Award - Commendation



SELECTED PRESS

VOGUE LIVING March/April 2024
‘VL50: Australia’s top 50 interior designers, architects, product designers and artists’

SIGHT UNSEEN YEAR BOOK 2023
2023 Superlatives

ARTICHOKE
Issue 85 / December 2023
Multi-Disciplinary Designers: Annie Paxton’

ELLE DECOR FRANCE Issue 311 / November 2023
‘Australian Creators: Encounters at the End of the World’

THE DESIGN FILES
‘The Sculptural Fabric + Metal Works Of Architect-Trained Artist, Annie Paxton’

HARPER’S BAZAAR
‘Be inspired by all the curious and creative trends at the Melbourne Design Fair: Heavy Metal’

YELLOWTRACE
‘From Unique Objects to Thought-Provoking Ideas: Highlights from Melbourne Design Week 2023’

YELLOWTRACE
‘Our Ultimate Guide to Melbourne Design Week 2023’

YELLOWTRACE
‘A Peculiar Beauty: Deiji Studios Byron Bay by Pattern Studio’

YELLOWTRACE
‘Highlights from Melbourne Design Week 2022’


EXHIBITED WORK


ELEMENTAL
01 March 2024
Curated by Studio Gardner

AT THE ABOVE PRESENTS
05-13 August 2023
Curated by At the Above

DISCOVERY
18-21 May 2023 [Melbourne Design Fair 2023]
Curated by NGV

TRADE BETWEEN
18-28 May 2023 [Melbourne Design Week 2023]
Curated by Do Works

GLOAM
27-30 October 2022 [Craft Contemporary 2022]
Curated by Misc Objet & It’s Nice Inside

VESTIGE
17-20 March 2022 [Melbourne Design Week 2022]
Curated by Annie Paxton & Old Four Legs