A new book, Craftsmen, by Australian architectural journalist Simon Gower, shows just how luxurious inter-iors can be in Australia.
The book, written with Australian interior designer Matt Wrenn, examines interiors built for the likes of the royal family, celebrities and international brands.
It’s a fascinating look at the inner workings of Australia’s most luxurious building, the grandiose Sydney Opera House, and its interior designer, Matt Wrender, a respected master builder who had worked for both luxury brands and governments.
It also sheds light on some of the most expensive and luxurious interchanges in Australia, including a room that cost the world’s most expensive diamond to build in 2010.
The building’s interior design is also a major topic in the book, which covers interiors designed by architects for the Australian government, and which are available for purchase online.
We wanted to get inside the minds of these architects and see what they actually had to say about how they went about building their interiors.
Matt Wrenns own design studio is called Wrenners Group, and his interior designers include the likes a David Wrenner and George Reisman.
He also has some of Australias most expensive interiors available for sale.
“Matt Wrener’s approach to interiors is really unique,” Gower told Business Insider.
Matt Wresner’s Interiors Matt Wresners own design studios is called the Wreners Group. “
He’s got an incredibly rich history of design in Australia.”
Matt Wresner’s Interiors Matt Wresners own design studios is called the Wreners Group.
The Wrens Group includes many of Australia s most expensive interior interiors for sale on Amazon.
Matt WRender has worked on the Australian Prime Minister’s and Australian President’s residences, and for the United Nations.
Matt has also designed for luxury brands including Mercedes, Hermès and Puma.
“The Australian prime minister’s residence is the most luxurious interior in the world,” he told Business Insider.
“The most expensive in the country, if not the world.
And it’s not only a luxury project.”
Matt said he knew how important interiors were to the Australian prime ministers’ residences.
“They are the most important elements of any home, and they’re so important for the way that they function, they’re important for how they function as an interiors piece, they are important for everything that goes with them,” he said.
“I’m really happy with the way the interior is constructed, and I think that’s why it’s so beautiful.”
Interiors like this one at the Australian PM’s residence are not just the work of a master builder.
Matt said the Australian interior designers also had an influence on his approach to designing.
“He was very much into the interiors,” he explained.
“We’re talking about the very best in design, and the people that he worked with were very much influenced by what he did in his own design firm, Wrennes.”
There are some designers who can go and work with the prime minister and be like ‘I don’t know, what’s he doing there?’
“But for me, it was more about getting inside his head, because I knew what he wanted and what he was really into.”
Matt and his wife Samantha Wrenne’s interior designer husband, the late Australian architect, David Wreener, worked for decades with the Australian Government.
He died last year.
“It’s quite a tragic story,” Matt said.
“It was a tragic loss for the country.”
Matt’s wife Samantha died in January of this year at the age of 94.
The Wrenneders also had a close relationship with the late Howard Schultz, the former CEO of Starbucks, who worked on their inter-company designs.
“We were the first Australians to be invited to Starbucks,” Samantha Wrene told BusinessInsider.
“I had my wedding at Starbucks, we were the only Australians there, and that was a great day.”
The Wreners own studio is the work space for the Australia’s Minister for Interiors, Barnaby Joyce.
He has also built Australia’s longest-serving cabinet minister, Bob Carr.
“Barnaby Joyce was one of the architects of the Abbott government,” Samantha said.
Barnaby is now Australia s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development.
“And he has been one of my favourite architects,” she said.
The design studio’s interior is currently available on Amazon for $4,900.
Matt’s most recent book, Australian Prime Ministers’ Residences, is now out.
He plans to make it available for free.
Matt is also planning to make the book available for the first time online in 2018.
He’s working on the book now.
Matt will be speaking at a free book launch in Sydney next week.