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Suzy Annetta

Suzy Annetta

Founding Editor-in-Chief

Design Anthology

 

Suzy Annetta, Founding Editor in Chief of Design Anthology is a design editor and curator and a recognised authority on design in Asia. Suzy has judged numerous design awards regionally, has advised on selection panels, serves as on the advisory committee for Design Trust, hosted numerous interviews and panel discussions at events, live television and podcasts, and has edited numerous books on design.

With a background in interior design, and 18 years living in Asia, Annetta recognised the need to tell stories about design across the region. Design Anthology was first launched in early 2014 to a strong following that continues to grow internationally. Design Anthology is published independently and is the only design magazine available across the Asia region to focus on a curated selection of high-end projects in the region or by Asian designers internationally. A European edition of the magazine launched in 2018, followed by an Australian edition in late 2019. Design Anthology published their first long format book in collaboration with Thames & Hudson in early 2020.

 

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

EMERGE showcase, Singapore Design Week 2022

JUDGING / SELECTION COMMITTEE

  • Judge, Vietnam Design Awards, 2022
  • Judge, Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2021
  • Judge, Society of Interior Designers, Singapore (SID) 2021
  • Judge, Vietnam Design Awards, 2021
  • Judge, Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2020
  • Selection committee, Bangkok Craft Week 2020
  • Judge, Denfair Australia 2019
  • Judge, Design for Asia Awards 2019
  • Judge, Asia Pacific Interior Design Awards 2018
  • Judge, HDII (Indonesian Interior design awards), 2017
  • Advisory council member, Greater bay area, Design Trust (since 2018)

LIVE / VIRTUAL SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:

  • Find Design Fair Asia, “Trash to treasure”, Singapore Design Week 2022
  • BAR Studio “Art & Design collaborations”, Melbourne Design Week 2021
  • Visions of the Future – co-hosted with DesignSingapore Council, 2021/2021
  • Kohler Bold Live Talks series with Andre Fu, Jean-Michel Gathy, Soo Khian Chan etc, 2020/2021
  • Business of Design Week (live on ViuTV), panel with Marcus Fairs, Martha Thorne and Stanley

Wong, 2020

  • Design Thinkers – hosted by Christopher Boots, Melbourne Design Week 2020
  • Denfair, Melbourne 2019
  • Louis Vuitton dialogue with Joyce Wang, Hong Kong 2019
  • Design Anthology x The Murray design award dialogues, Hong Kong 2019
  • Business of Design Week, Melbourne Space & Design forum, Hong Kong 2018
  • Kohler Design Forum, Hong Kong 2018
  • Seoul Design Festival, Keynote speaker, Seoul 2018
  • Niccolo Lecture series with Spencer Fung, The Murray Hotel Hong Kong, 2018
  • Louis Vuitton dialogue with Andre Fu, Hong Kong 2018
  • Art Stage, Singapore 2018
  • Upper House fireside discussion with Yabu Pushelberg, Hong Kong 2018
  • Maison & Objet, Andre Fu, Tony Chi, Soo Khian Chan etc, Paris 2016-2017
  • Found Muji event with Naoto Fukasawa, Singapore 2017
  • Cult design dialogues with Adam Goodrum, Adam Cornish and Richard Munao, Brisbane and

Sydney 2017

  • deTour, Hong Kong 2017
  • Kohler Design Escape, Bangkok 2017
  • Design Pier, Hong Kong and Singapore 2016-2019
  • Lladro x Gary Baseman dialogue, Hong Kong, 2015
  • Swire Properties pavilion – Art Basel, Hong Kong 2015

PODCAST INTERVIEWS HOSTED:

Various episodes of The Design Dialogues

 

SELECT INTERVIEWS WITH SUZY:

  • Home Life Magazine, issue 8, November 2021
  • Architect My Life podcast, episode 3, September 2021
  • The Invisible Collection – interview, Feb 2021
  • Fame+ – interview, Dec 2020
  • Monocle on Design – episode 452, Jun 2020
  • Business Times, Singapore – interview, Jun 2020
  • South China Morning Post – interview, May 2020
  • Monocle on Design – episode 441, Mar 2020
  • Kanto Journal – issue no.1 ‘Action’, Mar 2020
  • Catch the Experts: The Future of Design After COVID-19 – Mar 2020
  • Telum Media – ‘Telum talks to Fifth Black Media’, March 2020
  • Apalmanac – online photography journal, Dec 2019
  • Apaiser – ‘World of Apasier’ interview, Feb 2019
  • Zolima – online culture mag, Jan 2019
  • AusBiz Asia TV – episode 11, Jul 2014

 

PUBLICATION CONTRIBUTIONS:

  • KYO Project publication
  • Design in Asia: The New Wave (T&H), 2019 – editor
  • Fort Street Studio: A Tale of Warp and Weft (Rizzoli), 2020 – contributing author
  • More Escapism: Hotels, Resorts and Gardens around the World by Bill Bensley (T&H), 2022 –

consulting editor

  • Steve Leung: Designing Asia and Beyond (T&H) – contributing editor
  • Eluria Book, interview with Michael Banak – contributing author

 

OTHER CREDITS:

HOME, Apple TV season 2 – production consultant

GET IN TOUCH:

Email: sa@fifthblack.com