Join Cantilever at Melbourne Design Week

Join us at Melbourne Design Week 2019 where Travis Dean will share the Cantilever approach to Human Centred Design with a panel of like-minded doers, makers and thinkers at Collectivity Talks.

Collectivity Talks is presented by @CommunicationsCollective


As a design-led manufacturing company, human-centred design is at the forefront of how we think, design, build and engage our clients.

Cantilever is passionate about the future of design and manufacture in Australia. Our ethos ‘built for longevity’ is not only integral to our brand values, but governs how we participate in a rapidly changing urban landscape.

Hosted at NH Architecture’s Flinders Lane studio, the panel will explore the creation of value through design and the processes used to enhance products that shape the places we inhabit.

Come along to learn more about the value of design +

Meet the Speakers
Cantilever director Travis Dean will join panellists Liam Wallis of HIP V. HYPE, Martin Heide from NH Architecture, Samantha Simpson from Schiavello and Aleesha Callahan, editor of Indesignlive as moderator to discuss Human-Centred Design.


Travis Dean
Co-founder / Cantilever Interiors

Travis drives the client and design front of Cantilever, a design-led manufacturing company producing Australian-made Kitchen Systems.
Travis is passionate about the social impact of quality, enduring design and how thoughtful made and considered joinery solutions can enhance livability within the built environment.


Liam Wallis
Founder / HIP V. HYPE

Liam heads up HIP V. HYPE, an entrepreneurial group of companies utilising design thinking to resolve more sustainable, more socially responsible and more intuitive solutions for our cities.

Read more about HIP V. HYPE’s passion for low impact living in our post on North Street which features an early K3 Kitchen System.


Samantha Simpson
Data Analyst, People and Culture Consulting / Schiavello

Samantha combines data on workplace trends with the psychology of human behaviour change to optimise workspace performance for people and business outcomes.

She positions People and Culture Consulting (PCC) advice and services as a valued must have product for workspace strategy and change management.


Martin Heide
Senior Associate / NH Architecture

Martin’s urban design research explores the relationship between large-scale and fine-grain developments in urban environments. This valuable contribution to NH’s deep knowledge base has applied to various projects including the redevelopment of Preston Market and the former Alphington Paper Mill site.




This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2019, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV which will host 200+ talks, exhibitions, tours and workshops across Melbourne exploring how design can shape the future.

Discover the full weeks program