Designer in Focus: Joseph Dirand

The award winning Parisian architect, Joseph Dirand’s ability to infuse light and space into his work is unmatched by many in his field.

Dirand has worked with a plethora of fashion houses and designers, including the likes of Chloe, Pucci, Balmain, Rick Owens and Alexander Wang to create minimalist spaces that highlight the essence of high fashion.

His style is iconic, characterised by impeccable proportions, strong lines, and breathtaking precision, it is the meeting of classicism and minimalism.


KWD loves Dirand’s ability to transform an old space to a modern a fresh one without loosing its original charm. The rich and characteristic marble used for the island bench above paired with the matte black stools and European Oak timber create an edgy feel within the heritage shell of the building.


The Alexander Wang store that Dirand so artfully created is simply incredible. The stone archways and almost black European Oak timber flooring create a natural and minimalist aesthetic, allowing the clothes to be the highlight of this ‘runway-esque’ store.


The team at KWD is currently drooling over Dirand’s Balmain store. From the luxe mix of gold and deep grey to the classic tiled floor, everything oozes style and sophistication.


KWD loves the heavy use of marble in this bathroom. the marble wash plane and the marble storage are both practical and stylish. We are positively in love with this look.

 If you would like to discuss your own project with us please call

Kate Walker at KWD on 0422 425 523.


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At KWD we look at a project holistically. The sum of all the parts make the whole story work, and it’s this unique approach that sets us apart. The KWD experience provides a streamlined process. We specify, source and supply all hard finishes as well as carpets, rugs, custom furniture and soft furnishings, and manage the procurement, warehousing, freight and quality so every project is worry free. We work closely with interior designers, architects, developers and home-owners, selecting the ideal flooring, designing the perfect joinery and choosing the right paint colours for a wide range of design aesthetics. From finding the perfect paving stones and pool tiles to offering landscaping advice, KWD manages the whole design process. One contact, one invoice and staged deliveries ensure peace of mind. KWD's extensive global network of manufacturers, importers, agents and local wholesalers ensures the selected products are always available. Key supply partners are chosen for their ability to fulfil each project requirement, while our contract negotiation skills will always provide the most outstanding pricing. We often engage architects, draftsmen, lighting designers and builders to complete the design process. We embrace a consultative approach and develop lasting relationships with each and every client. It’s what the KWD team knows and loves. “Design is not a thing we do. It’s our way of life.” Kate Walker

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