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interview on our radar
Kat Thompson
Director
Five Foot One, Sydney
Kat Thompson credits her competitive nature for
her early success with Five Foot One, the Sydneybased
design studio she founded in 2017. In the
four years since, the fi rm has garnered att ention
for its bespoke interiors, notably her work on the
Botanic House within the Royal Botanic Gardens in
Sydney, which won accolades for Thompson and her
budding practice. The common thread among all her
projects is an emphasis on materiality and texture.
" As the natural landscape is constantly evolving and
continues to remain relevant over time, so do our
designs, " she says.
Early design memories
Thompson knew she wanted to be an artist at 15.
" I was the kid in the art room at lunch time, " she
recalls. Small moments, like shopping with her
mom, also sparked her interest in design. " [I was]
compelled by the power of space and wanting to
further explore interiors, " she says.
First design job
During her fi nal year of school, Thompson was
approached by her tutor to compete in a design
competition for the opportunity to work for a Sydneybased
hospitality group on the design of one of their
new venues. " This role formed the foundation of my
career and my design ethos, " she says. " It also paved
my path forward as an entrepreneur. I didn't know
it then, but I'd never be content working in a design
fi rm-I'd need to start my own. "
On opening her own practice
There were many late nights during the early days
gett ing Five Foot One off the ground. " But my biggest
challenge was mustering up the courage to take the
leap on my own, " she says. " I always wanted to start
a practice with a design partner-someone I could
share the journey with-but that person never came
along. I eventually had to take the plunge on my own.
It was a tough decision at the time, but I have never
looked back. "
Design approach
While weaving a design story, Thompson takes time
to understand consumer behavior and the sensory
design and psychology of a space. This creates a
more enriching experience that in turn delivers a
bett er commercial outcome for her clients. " We are
designing for the user, " she reminds, " not ourselves. "
Leadership style
" My role is to be the CEO-chief energy offi cer.
When my energy and focus is centered and in the
right place, the staff and clients are always happy. "
036
Timber and rattan wall paneling creates an inviting
seating nook in the Botanic House in Sydney
Muted tones soften industrial details
at the Tempo café in Sydney
Nature takes centerstage at the
Farm Cove Eatery in Sydney
A floral motif and greenery enliven
Terrace on the Domain in Sydney
June/July 2021 hospitalitydesign.com
Photos by MICHAEL WEE
http://www.hospitalitydesign.com

Hospitality Design - June/July 2021

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Hospitality Design - June/July 2021

contents
from the editor
sketchbook
project breakdown: biodome
Interview: collaborations
interview: on our radar
interview: influential people
hd expo preview
from the show director
conference highlights
products
profile: emerging designers
hardware
casegoods
lighting
change agents
the new icons: william harris, kristina o'neal, adam farmerie, + greg bradshaw
the big thinkers: piero lissoni + steafano giussani
the curators: carrie + alex vik 
the investor: kendra plummer
the design advocate: michael k. chen
the storyteller: lukas rungger 
the hotelitarian: euan mcglashan
the inventors: v. mitch mcewen + amina blacksher
the disruptor: charlie macgregor 
the materialist: frida escobedo
the natural leader: bill walshe
the humanist: jeremy bull
the rebel designer: paula scher
the empathetic hotelier: phil hospod 
ad index
back space: markus schreyer
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - Intro
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - Cover1
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - contents
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - from the editor
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - sketchbook
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - project breakdown: biodome
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - Interview: collaborations
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 32A
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 32B
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 32C
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 32D
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - interview: on our radar
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - interview: influential people
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - hd expo preview
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - from the show director
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 53
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - conference highlights
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 55
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 56
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 57
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - products
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 63
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 64
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - profile: emerging designers
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 67
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 72
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - hardware
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - casegoods
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - lighting
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - change agents
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the new icons: william harris, kristina o'neal, adam farmerie, + greg bradshaw
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Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 92
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 93
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 94
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 95
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the big thinkers: piero lissoni + steafano giussani
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 97
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the curators: carrie + alex vik 
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 99
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 100
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the investor: kendra plummer
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the design advocate: michael k. chen
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 103
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 104
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 105
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the storyteller: lukas rungger 
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 107
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 108
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 109
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the hotelitarian: euan mcglashan
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 111
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the inventors: v. mitch mcewen + amina blacksher
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 113
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the disruptor: charlie macgregor 
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 115
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the materialist: frida escobedo
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 117
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the natural leader: bill walshe
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 119
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the humanist: jeremy bull
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 121
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the rebel designer: paula scher
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 123
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - the empathetic hotelier: phil hospod 
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 125
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - ad index
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - 127
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - back space: markus schreyer
Hospitality Design - June/July 2021 - Cover3
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