Garden Designer Michael Alvisse

Designer Michael Alvisse believes good design really touches people's lives.

As one half of the design team Schamburg and Alvisse, Michael Alvisse says the philosophy behind their company is doing what you love, and designing pieces that make people's lives more comfortable and whole.

Interior designer Marc Schamburg and architect Michael Alvisse established Schamburg and Alvisse Pty Ltd in Sydney in July 1997.

Michael says good design has intelligence and a really good understanding of how people live.

He says colour is about making people feel appreciative of their good life. For that reason, he likes lots of bright colours as well as complementary neutrals. The choice of materials is also important - it must be durable and long-lasting.

Michael says he would like to be remembered for "doing something that was cool, had a lot of soul, and actually made a difference".

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