Fiona Lynch Office was founded in 2013 by Fiona Lynch, whose fine arts expertise informs her bold use of colour, tone and texture. Spirited minimalism meets atmospheric potency in her layered interiors, crafted for residential, retail, cultural and hospitality spaces. The studio incorporates bespoke furniture, lighting, textiles and joinery, engaging hand-picked local and international collaborators to create distinctive design encounters.
Fiona’s artistic insight guides the studio’s aesthetic, combining natural materials and sculptural elements, harmonisation of the raw and refined, and tactical and inventive uses of space. From urban to coastal settings, the design schemes are strongly informed by place, with material expression and innovation fuelling the process. The result is striking yet inviting interiors punctuated by unique art and objects that exude tactile comfort and warmth.
Driven by a dexterous team of multidisciplinary designers, the studio prioritises collaboration, allying with contemporary artists and skilled artisans – from ceramicists to sculptors and metalworkers – to customise their design visions. The studio’s experimental space, Work Shop, showcases cutting-edge designs and art pieces, and explores new techniques to create one-off interiors.
Based in Melbourne, Fiona Lynch Office’s work resonates internationally. Named as Design Anthology’s Female Designer of the Year in 2021 and hailed as one of the “true design influencers in the world” in Germany’s Architectural Digest, Fiona is also a regular panel participant, podcast guest and industry-awards judge, widely profiled globally. In 2023, Fiona Lynch was awarded a Design Institute of Australia (DIA) Fellowship for demonstrating outstanding ability, experience and achievement in a Design, or Associated Profession.
Fiona Lynch Office has been commissioned to design interiors for major Australian cultural institutions from the TarraWarra Museum of Art to the National Gallery of Victoria and the Powerhouse Museum, as well as the rooftop restaurant for Ace Hotels’ first Australian outpost in Sydney, with more artistic public spaces in development.