DR Interiors Team win prestigious award

6 April 2024

Deicke Richards’ interiors team Magda Myszkowski and Jiale Yuan were recently named as ForestOne’s Specified Responsibly EuroCucina Trade Competition winners for January.

By specifying EGGER’s wood decor products, the Deicke Richards team have incorporated environmentally conscious materials in their project. For a school project in Brisbane, Magda and Jiale opted for White Grey U775 ST9 decorative board to uplift the interiors, alongside Natural Halifax Oak H1180 ST37

Deicke Richards’ most recent project was a school for the Queensland Department of Education, which presented a comprehensive development opportunity for the firm. “We were engaged across multiple stages, spanning from initial feasibility studies and master planning to architectural documentation and interior design,” says Magda Myszkowski, a senior interior designer at Deicke Richards. “Our scope encompassed the design and planning of various components of the school campus including the general learning area, administration buildings and sport and recreation facilities.”

Following the brief for a space that prioritised safety, warmth and comfort, the Deicke Richards design fosters a sense of calm. “Utilising a simple and soothing colour palette, we aimed to create an environment with low arousal levels, thereby enhancing student focus and staff wellbeing,” says Magda. Deicke Richards employed EGGER’s compact laminate in White Grey and Natural Halifax Oak. “EGGER is frequently chosen due to the efficiency of its large board sizes, resulting in less material wastage, especially for full-height amenity partitions and benchtops,” she explains.

As sustainability is an integral part of the firm’s approach, the long-term ownership of buildings by its clients is integral to the process. “We also prioritise materials with durability and longevity, and EGGER’s board products meet these criteria while also being cost-effective and sustainable.”

Working with ForestOne’s specification representative, Kellie Cross, Deicke Richards was able to focus on the project knowing it was specifying materials responsibly. “Kellie’s conscientiousness and prompt responsiveness to our requirements – including timely delivery of samples and necessary information – greatly assisted our decision-making process and ensured we stayed updated with stock levels and the latest sampling.”

By producing environmentally conscious designs, Magda and Jiale have exemplified responsible specification with EGGER materials. Entered in the draw for ForestOne’s Specified Responsibly EuroCucina Trade Competition with like-minded designers and architects, the January winners encourage others to follow their lead and specify responsibly.