Team

Gatti Design

A unique and bespoke design practice that is committed to taking your conceptual ideas to reality. We provide a unique and practical service to our clients through the use of innovative products, combined with the latest technology and industry standards. 

Our objectives are excellence in design, commitment to client's needs, meeting design budget requirements and ensuring our customers are happy.

With our sophistication in design and fine eye for detail, brings us many "out of the box" projects. With an objection to trends we prefer to follow clients briefs and specific design requirements, designing for the client, not the "here now, gone tomorrow" climate. 



Lena Gatti - Principal & Senior Interior Designer

Lena has in-depth experience in the residential housing sector working for the majority on period homes, Spanish Mission revival homes including some of Historical significance, Heritage listed properties, Mid Century and new build homes and units.

Lena is a Qualified Interior Designer specialising in Interior Technology/Interior Design, Architectural Drafting and Interior Decorating. Having studied in both Interior Technology and Building Design at Southbank Institute of Technology, she has a passion for residential and commercial applications and environmental sustainable design (ESD), and has an expert knowledge of materials and their uses.

She is experienced in design technology such as hand-drawings (manual drafting), AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Studio MAX, Animation, Photoshop, hand-rendering and artistic skills. The uniqueness of Lena's skills and ability provide Gatti Design's clients with an overall package, from concept to completion of the project, from planning, concept designs, interior design, drafting and interior finishes.

Lena is especially gifted in spatial planning and joinery design showing knowledge and skill in Hampton's and various genres of styles. She has studied in both Interior Design and Building Design, so brings extensive knowledge of the construction of buildings and drawing skills into her interior work. Lena has worked with Queensland University of Technology (QUT) for many years in the Mentoring Program of Interior Design students and Graduates. She has also lectured to students and the public on Interior Design.

Lena is a Qualified Interior Designer and is a Member of the Design Institute of Australia (D.I.A)




Viv Sawers - Senior Interior Designer

Viv is a creative spirit, and decided to pursue her passion by studying both Interior Design and Architecture at university. On top of this she has 15 years of experience and has worked on award winning and famous projects both within Australia, Europe and throughout Asia.  

She is a wealth of information and enjoys working closely with clients to bring them on an informed journey through their projects whilst transforming the spaces around them. Her aim is to create spaces that inspire, are eco-conscious and of course to make the clients happy!

Her experience covers apartments, mid to high-end homes, luxury hotels, resorts, spas and cruise ships as well as commercial, hospitality and healthcare. She has worked as a designer for some of the most prominent international studios.

Viv is a Qualified Interior Designer and is a Member of the Design Institute of Australia (D.I.A)









Emma Russo - Senior Interior Designer

Always with a sketchbook handy for jotting down ideas and details, Emma naturally found her way into Interior Design after years of drawing, creating and making as a child. Emma graduated with distinction in her university studies in Interior Design at QUT and now with over 10 years experience has worked with some of the most well known businesses and brands in Australia, in the commercial, retail and residential sectors. 

Emma doesn't fancy herself as a snobby Interior Designer, she is approachable and friendly always willing to listen to her clients and develop design solutions for them that not only meet the brief but exceed their expectations. She loves to create spaces for her clients that they never want to leave.

Emma is a Qualified Interior Designer








Nilufar Basheri - Interior Design Intern, Writer & Editor of the Gatti Design BLOG

Nilufar is a great believer in sustainable design, she believes that we should design and create a green environment that can have a positive impact both now and in the future. She became interested in sustainable design throughout her studies completing a Diploma of Interior Technology providing her the opportunity to gain a variety of Interior Design skills including computer aided programs and responding to briefs.

Nilufar continued study in interior design recently graduating with a Bachelor of Design (Honours) Interior Design at QUT. During her studies she completed a variety of design skills including design sustainability, design research, and much more. She enjoys experiences in different aspects of design on commercial and residential projects.

Nilufar is a Qualified Interior Designer. 









Gatti Design support and are proud members of the Design Institute of Australia (D.I.A)













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Lena Gatti
T +61 404 649 773
E lena@gattidesign.com.au

PO Box 101
Coorparoo Qld 4151

Design Studio located at Coorparoo by appointment only