Greg Natale – Interior Designer
Greg Natale, a child of Italian immigrants who came to Australia in the 1950s, was born in 1974. After finishing high school, Greg studied Visual Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts, majoring in painting, then after spending a short time also studying architecture, he decided to undertake studies in interior design at the Interior Design Centre, Enmore, in Sydney.
In 1997, after many years of school and studying, Greg had the burning desire to start his ‘real life’ career. For the first five years, he worked in various firms and purposely diversified his experience, working in areas of residential, commercial, retail and hospitality design. He never wanted to specialise in one particular area as many designers do, but wanted to be known as a great designer who produced cutting edge work in all areas of interior design.
In 2001, Greg was generating much success in his career, doing a lot of private work that was gaining the attention of top design magazines. After a trip to the US and Europe in July 2001, he knew he was ready to start his own business, and so Greg Natale Design was born. His dream to express his individuality and have creative control of what he produced was now a reality.
Greg’s first project that gained national and international attention, was the Gonano Apartment. The apartment was designed in 2002 and featured a repeat pattern coordinated on walls, blinds, bed linen and art. It was unashamedly decorative. The apartment was designed at a time when the industry was just starting to come out of minimalism and was recognised for its innovation. This has seen Greg become a pioneer in the decorative style that has dominated the 2000s. Gonano won an award with Belle magazine and has been featured in various books and magazines including, leading the international design publication, Wallpaper.
Greg Natale Design provides services in the areas of residential, retail, hospitality and commercial interior design and has also now added residential architecture to their long list of capabilities. In August 2009, in conjunction with Designer Rugs, Greg released the “New Regency” rug collection, now adding product design to his repertoire. Greg Natale Design is recognised for its design excellence and continually practices its core belief of integrating architecture, design and decoration.