UNSW Built Environment Staff: Rina Bernabei – Lighting by Design

11 06 2009

Prior to joining UNSW Built Environment as a lecturer in 1996, Rina worked in design studios in Sydney and Milan, her furniture design work won international awards, and was exhibited and published locally and internationally. Whilst in Milan Rina also worked on projects for companies such as; Fiat, Alfa Romeo/Lancia, Disano and Lorica. In 1997 she co founded Ovo Design – a lighting design company that created innovative products using industrial textiles and a mix of craft and industrial production techniques. The resulting designs were in many exhibitions both locally and internationally, most notably at the Milan Furniture Fair. Currently working on new products that explore the relationship between textiles and the interior environment.

Rina, one half of the bernabeifreeman partnership is a leading lighting designer and lecturer in Industrial Design.   Here’s a look at the stunning work behind the name.  And if you want to know more – go have a look at their blog.




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