Who we are We are an ideas driven design practice operating across the disciplines of architecture, interior design, branding, graphics, and product design.

Working with us

We listen and we deliver.

We are a full-service design studio that works collaboratively with its clients. We invent, innovate, and create dynamic solutions that are emotive and playful while being functional and sustainable. We do not subscribe to a particular aesthetic but feel that design should be a product of the project context in coordination with the client brief.

Key Personnel

Gerard Pinto

Director

Gerard is a problem solver with a passion for combining artisanal techniques with new technologies. Coming from a background in architecture and place-making, and has an innate interest in creating habitable, beautiful spaces.

Gerard Pinto

Director

Gerard is a problem solver with a passion for combining artisanal techniques with new technologies. Coming from a background in architecture and place-making, and has an innate interest in creating habitable,beautiful spaces.

Gerard is involved academically in the research of high density housing and teaches in the same field. He has completed a research masters in housing design, and also spends time working as a furniture designer, crafting beautiful, inspirational, and high-quality lighting and furniture pieces.

Straddling the worlds of product and architectural design allows Gerard a truly unique perspective and ability to collaborate in a way not available to most other designers of either discipline.

www.gerardpinto.com

Ilker Tuncer

Director

Ilker is a detail-driven designer and a stickler for efficient and logical thinking, who is focused on achieving the perfect alchemy between aesthetics, client brief, spatial constraints, and functional use.

Ilker Tuncer

Director

Having spent a number of years honing his craft overseas on large scale infrastructure projects, including five years based in Istanbul as a designer and design manager, Ilker refined his skills across a diverse range of clients, delivery models, and projects including international airports, high end retail, and bespoke luxury housing throughout Europe and Asia.

Ilker has an in-depth understanding of the complexities inherent across projects of all sizes and is adept at ensuring that projects are kept on track, time, and budget.

Emily Li

Architect

Emily joined Pinto Tuncer in early 2013 following the completion of her Masters in Architecture at The University of Melbourne.
With a keen eye for detail and sharp documentation skills, she is a valuable addition to the team.

Awards & Mentions

2017 iKOU QVB
Retail Design Institute / International Store Design Awards / Store of the Year
2017 iKOU QVB
Retail Design Institute / International Store Design Awards / Wellbeing / First Place
2017 iKOU Eastland
Australian Interior Design Awards / Retail Design / Shortlist
2014 Qi Master Reflexology
Australian Interior Design Awards / Retail Design / Commendation
2013 Qi Master Reflexology
Retail Design Institute / International Store Design Awards / Innovation award for Conceptual Design
2013 Qi Master Reflexology
Retail Design Institute / International Store Design Awards / Category: Travel, Lifestyle, Wellbeing / First Place
2012 Groom Spa Southland
Retail Design Institute / International Store Design Awards / Category: Service Retail / Merit
2012 Groom Spa Southland
Retail Design Institute / International Store Design Awards / Category: Overall / First Place
2012 Groom Spa Southland
Retail Design Institute / Australian Store Design Awards / Category: Overall / First Place
2012 Groom Spa Fountain Gate
Westfield National Shop Openings Best Retail Design / Category: General / First Place
2012 Groom Spa Southland
Australian Interior Design Awards / Colour in commercial Design / Shortlisted