Alexander lotersztain is one of the directors at multi-disciplinary design studio of Derlot based in Brisbane, Queensland Australia. The company has a holistic design approach engaging with furniture, lighting, industrial/product design, branding, and art direction creating incredible interior environments with both national and international clientele such as Planex in Australia, Covo in Italy, Asahi in Japan, Ufl in New Zealand, Escofe in Spain, S&G in Australia, Nestle in Switzerland, Centor in Australia, Arthurg in Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and the design of the first design hotels, hotel in Australia; the Limes hotel in Brisbane. The city of Brisbane and it’s on trend nightlife scenes have arguably been shaped developed and designed by Derlot.
Derlot editions is co-brand of Derlot which encompasses a range of Australian made lighting and furniture for both residential and commercial projects which is distributed both nationally and worldwide. Alexander has participated in international exhibitions with designers block London, Tokyo, Milano, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, and Moscow and of his products are part of the design collection at the Pompidou museum in Paris.
Alexander Lotersztain was named one of 100 most influential top designer worldwide by Phaidon, top “10” most influential faces in design by scene design quarterly 2007 and top 10 of 100 young brightest Australian Achievers Bayer/Bulletin Award and was awarded with the Inaugural Queensland Premier Smart State Designer of the year Fellowship Award in 2010 and was won a number of awards in both industrial and interior design.
He is the design advisor in a number of private and government projects, and also series, the renovators. Alexander is also part of the “Smart State Design Council” for the Queensland Government in Australia, drafting the Smart State Design Strategy for 2020.
Newly launched Brisbane eatery Woolly Mammoth showcases an innovative design from Derlot, who tackled the prehistoric brief.
Labelling itself a “prehistoric beast”, one of Brisbane’s recently launched ‘meet and eat’ venues, or perhaps that should be ‘meat and eat’ (although the venue caters to omnivores and herbivores), the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse offers multi-purpose experiential spaces, live music, a range of mouth-watering fare and craft tap beer – even paying homage to its namesake with a full-sized woolly mammoth replica.
Derlot director Alexander Lotersztain, who along with designer Pamela Georgeson designed the Garden Bar and Alehouse, says the brief called for a “beer hall-styled interior” lower level to complement the client’s focus on food and craft ales whereas an upper level required an activity-based space with a “lighter aesthetic” for cocktails and bocce.
The name and prehistoric concept was born as Lotersztain and Georgeson brainstormed a drawcard for the interior.
“We came across a manufacturer of all kinds of beasts and birds for museums, saw the mammoth and thought it would be perfect,” says Georgeson.
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