International award winning designer & author Jamie Durie started his design practice 16 years ago in 1998. Since then he & his team at Durie Design have received over 33 international design awards with his latest design accolade received in May 2014 when he was awarded the New York Design Award for his interior dining chair titled, The Tubular Chair. The Bungalow Armchair in hand woven leather was also a finalist. Jamie splits his time between design studios in Sydney and Los Angeles, and has worked on many Hotels, Resorts and commercial projects over the last 15 years spanning 17 countries.

Although the practice started in the field of landscape architecture, Durie Design has evolved today into a multi-disciplinary design practice in areas of architecture, interior architecture, landscape, & his greatest passion, furniture design. Durie’s first furniture collection was designed & created over a decade ago in 2003 & has since retailed in over 200 department stores throughout Australia. It continues to sell today in over 12 countries with his latest collection for renowned Milan-based Italian furniture manufacturer RIVA1920 launching in 2013. Since then the collection has doubled with the Elle Ecrit Desk being commissioned by all RIVA1920 USA retail outlets. He has recently completed designing the Sakura Bathtub for YTL Group in Singapore.

Durie & his team have created a unique design language & coined it ‘transterior’ & has become well known for creating seamless transitions between the indoors & out. He stands behind his philosophy of taking the outdoors in & the indoors out, & giving the client the ability of having a greater connection to nature in a sophisticated & carefully considered design environment even if furniture takes inspiration from nature.

Jamie is a committed environmentalist working with numerous organisations dedicated to conservation. In honour of his work over the last two decades, Jamie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2013 for services to the environment & design, while in 2004, he received the Centenary Medal for services to the environment, television, & the community.

Edible Garden Design – Aust & US editions, 100 Gardens, Jamie Durie’s The Outdoor Room, Outside with Jamie Durie, The Source Book Editions 1 and 2, Inspired, Outdoor Kids, The Outdoor Room and Patio—Garden Design). Jamie is currently working on his 12th book title and his first one on interior design, to be published in Australia by Penguin Lantern Books in 2016.

Jamie has hosted over 52 primetime design shows worldwide in over 100 countries, and has hosted The Outdoor Room, Green Home TV shows among many others since his debut in the USA on the Oprah Winfrey show. His latest original TV series, “Outback Nation” started airing this April on the FYI network, where Durie transforms unruly outdoor spaces into backyard oases. A committed environmentalist and pioneer of ‘The Outdoor Room’ concept, Jamie has greatly impacted the face of landscape design, inspiring a whole new generation to rediscover their gardens.

Today, Jamie continues to work on design TV projects with the A&E Network on the FYI Channel whilst doing what he loves to do, creating beautiful furniture designs for today, that nurture people with nature.

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ENVIRONMENTAL BIO

International award winning Australian designer Jamie Durie OAM is a passionate environmentalist.  Durie and his team have received over thirty four international design awards. Some of his noted achievements are gold medals in garden design, in Sydney, Melbourne, Singapore, New Zealand. Durie also received multiple awards in both, in Japan, Tokyo in the World Garden Design Competition and Hamamatsu at Pacific Flora 2004 and the prestigious gold medal at The Chelsea Flower Show in London.

Author of 11 best-selling books including Edible Garden Design – Aust & US editions, 100 Gardens, Jamie Durie’s The Outdoor Room, Outside with Jamie Durie, The Source Book Editions 1 and 2, Inspired, Outdoor Kids, The Outdoor Room and Patio—Garden Design). Jamie is currently working on his 12th book title and his first one on interior design, to be published in Australia by Penguin Lantern Books in 2016.

Jamie has hosted over 52 primetime design shows worldwide in over 100 countries, and has hosted The Outdoor Room, Green Home TV shows among many others since his debut in the USA on the Oprah Winfrey show. His latest original TV series, “Outback Nation” started airing this April on the FYI network, where Durie transforms unruly outdoor spaces into backyard oases.  A committed environmentalist and pioneer of ‘The Outdoor Room’ concept, Jamie has greatly impacted the face of landscape design, inspiring a whole new generation to rediscover their gardens.

Today, he splits his time between his design studios in Sydney and Los Angeles, with Hotel , Resort and commercial projects over the last 15 years spanning 17 countries and a range of sustainably sourced furniture using recycled materials, efficient manufacturing processes and ethical work practices. Durie’s outdoor range has spent ten years in Australia’s retail market and has just been released into showrooms in Atlanta and Chicago in The US.  This collection is 100% FSC certified, using only certified lumber from managed forests.  His luxury, high-end interior collection was launched with great success in the Milan Furniture Fair 2013 with commissions from multiple Italian firms including RIVA1920. His Tubular Chair with Riva 1920 received the New York Design Award 2014.

Durie is a committed environmentalist working with numerous organizations dedicated to conservation and environmental responsibility. Some of these organizations include The United Nations World Environment Day, The Australian Conservation Foundation, Greening Australia, Planet Arc (National Tree Day, 17 years), FSC (USA & Australia), Green Peace, Earth Hour and many more. In 2008, Durie was one of 200 selected in Australia to be trained by former Vice President Al Gore as a Climate Change Presenter. Through this he is updated with the latest statistics quarterly. The organization has now touched millions through ambassadors globally. It is now titled The Climate Reality Project. . He also hosted the Australian Conservation Foundation’s Spirituality and Sustainability Forum with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, and is an ambassador and former board member of the Royal Botanic Gardens Foundation, Sydney.

In honor of his work over the last two decades, Durie was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2012 for services to the environment and design and in 2004, he received the Centenary Medal for services to the environment, television, and the community.

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21 YEARS OF COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT

2014  Lexus Hybrid Ambassador

2014  Melbourne Botanic Garden, Environmental Panel interview with Tim Flannery on water saving and climate change initiatives Australia

2014  Proven Winners USA Garden Centre Tour, live appearances and environmental lectures to 20 top USA garden centers in 20 States.

2014  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in radio, supported by media Australia wide.

2014  Sea Shepard Fund Raising event , Sydney Australia

2013  Lexus Hybrid Ambassador

2013  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2013  Resurgence Hosted Environmental Appearance and lecture by Satish Kumar,  Avalon, Sydney.

2012  Lexus Hybrid Ambassador

2012  Forestry Stewardship Council USA, judge for environmental campaign

2012  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2012  Monrovia USA Garden Centre Tour, live appearances and environmental lectures to 20 top USA garden centers

2012    Global Green – Created green walls and interior décor for USA 9th Annual

Global Green Oscar Party in Hollywood.

2011  Lexus Hybrid Ambassador

2011  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2010  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2009  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2009  World Wildlife Fund Earth Hour Ambassador event at MCA Sydney

2009  WWF Earth Hour Ambassador, appearance at Opera House to launch campaign.

2009  Forestry Stewardship Council Ambassadorial appearance at DesignEx

2009  Greenpeace Good Wood sustainable timber presentation.

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2009  Greenpeace Design & presentation of frog habitats school project

2008  Qantas Carbon offset tree planting in Dubbo

2008  United Nations New York Official ambassador appearance and ceremonial planting for Clean up the World Day with head of Environmental Department United Nations

2008  Qantas In Flight TV Commercial as Ambassador for Qantas on board recycling program

2008  Origin Energy Restoring the balance, release of 250,000 propagated fish into the Murray Darling Basin

2008  Singapore Institute of Architects Environmental lecture.

2007  Origin Energy Rooftop Design Garden Installation and launch for on sustainable city rooftops.

2007  Royal Botanic Gardens Environmental Speech and appearance at Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth screening at the Moonlight Cinemas, Royal Botanic Gardens.

2007  Royal Botanic Gardens Wydnham Wines Vine Opening – speech and appearance and vine planting in conjunction with Her Excellency, Governor of NSW.

2006  Backyard Blitz Environmental school makeover in conjunction with General Peter Cosgrove, Innisfail, Queensland.

2006  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2006  Sustainable Paper Environmental Lecture Tasmania, Australia

2006  Royal Botanic Gardens Rose Garden Opening, speech and appearance – print and radio 2004 – Appearance, speech and opening with Lord Mayor, for Sydney design competition, in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens, and Sydney in Bloom – televised, radio and print.

2005  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2005  Planet Ark Environmental lecture in Melbourne.

2005  Mount Annan Botanic Gardens Design and donation of sculpture to the Australia Native section, of Mount Annan Botanic Gardens, valued at $300,000.

2005  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2004  Planet Ark National Tree Day  Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, with Olivia Newton-John, supported by media Australia wide.

2004  Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Design and Donation of Environmental Sculpture in collaboration with BHP/Blue Scope Steel Awareness for recycled steel and drought tolerant plant species. Permanent installation at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2004  Royal Botanic Gardens Hosted the “Water Dragon Garden” release, HSBC   sponsored event, televised with Lord Mayor, Lucy Turnball – televised, radio and print

2004  Planet Ark Ambassadorial role to promote the recycling of printer cartridges.

2004  Planet Ark Featured in TVC for Commonwealth Games, official charity partner bid (bid successful).

2008  Department of Environment , Victorian Government, Environmental address

2008  National Australia Bank Online Environmental Presentation, Melbourne, exposure 42,000 people.

2008  Origin Energy Climate Change Presentation at Melbourne Museum for 1800 people.

2008  Department of Environment, Victorian Government, Environmental Address

2008  Toyota Prius Ambassador

2008 Al Gore Climate Change Presentation Speaking Engagement, De Lorenzo to 1500 people.

2008  Do Something Paper-less Alliance campaign.

2008  Land Care Backyard Blitz Environmental Special

2007  Australian Conservation Foundation Appearance with the Dalai Lama and planting of a sacred Wollemi Pine, with the Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Dr Tim Entwisle.

2007  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2007  Australian Conservation Foundation Appearance, master of ceremonies and environmental speaker in conjunction with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama for the Spirituality and Sustainability event, Burswood Dome, – Interviewed his Holiness the Dalai Lama, Burswood Dome audience 17,000.

2007  Planet Ark Organiser, appearance, speech and Master of Ceremonies for school planting day Hunter Valley gardens approximately 600 children participated. Presentation on the importance of bugs and worms and potting project demonstration for all children.

2007  Toyota Toyota Prius event and environmental address /online campaign, Sydney Motor Show

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2007  Origin Energy Rooftop Design Garden Installation and launch for on sustainable city rooftops.

2007  Royal Botanic Gardens Environmental Speech and appearance at Al Gore An Inconvenient Truth screening at the Moonlight Cinemas, Royal Botanic Gardens.

2007  Royal Botanic Gardens Wydnham Wines Vine Opening – speech and appearance and vine planting in conjunction with Her Excellency, Governor of NSW.

2006  Backyard Blitz Environmental school makeover in conjunction with General Peter Cosgrove, Innisfail, Queensland.

2006  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2006  Sustainable Paper Environmental Lecture Tasmania, Australia

2006  Royal Botanic Gardens Rose Garden Opening, speech and appearance – print and radio 2004 – Appearance, speech and opening with Lord Mayor, for Sydney design competition, in conjunction with Royal Botanic Gardens, and Sydney in Bloom – televised, radio and print.

2005  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2005  Planet Ark Environmental lecture in Melbourne.

2005  Mount Annan Botanic Gardens Design and donation of sculpture to the Australia Native section, of Mount Annan Botanic Gardens, valued at $300,000.

2005  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2004  Planet Ark National Tree Day  Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, with Olivia Newton-John, supported by media Australia wide.

2004  Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney Design and Donation of Environmental Sculpture in collaboration with BHP/Blue Scope Steel Awareness for recycled steel and drought tolerant plant species. Permanent installation at Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney.

2004  Royal Botanic Gardens Hosted the “Water Dragon Garden” release, HSBC   sponsored event, televised with Lord Mayor, Lucy Turnball – televised, radio and print

2004  Planet Ark Ambassadorial role to promote the recycling of printer cartridges.

2004  Planet Ark Featured in TVC for Commonwealth Games, official charity partner bid (bid successful).

2004 AMP Speaking Event on environmental and community based initiative in small business.

2003  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide. Jamie’s radio campaign encouraged approximately 2000 schools across Australia to sign onto the National Tree Day School Campaign, and as a result, over 375,000 trees were planted out that year. These extensive radio campaigns are a part of Jamie’s ambassador program annually.

2003  Greening Australia – Canberra Appearance at Greening Australia Project “Function” Canberra. Judge of the Children’s Frog Habitat Garden Design competition.

2002  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2002  Royal Botanic Gardens Design and donation of sculpture garden to Cactus and succulent domain, valued at $400,000.

2002  Manakau Botanic Gardens Design and donation of sculpture garden to Manakau botanic gardens, Auckland. Valued at $150,000

2001  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

2000  Planet Ark National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

1999  National Tree Day appearance on Our House Channel 9 Environmental message.

1999  Planet Ark  National Tree Day Ambassador, featured in TVC, public tree planting appearances, supported by media Australia wide.

1996  Planet Ark Featured in TVC campaign for biodegradable washing detergent.

1993  Planet Ark TV Commercial

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