Alexander Lotersztain is an Argentinian born Australian designer and founder of the multi-disciplinary design studio Derlot. This highly awarded studio specialises in product, furniture and interior design, as well as hotel concepts, branding and art direction with a long list of international clients. These include: Idee (Japan), Planex (Australia), Sigg (Switzerland), Asahi (Japan), Mizuno (Japan), UFL (New Zealand), Escofet (Spain), Nestle (Switzerland), Superior (Australia), Virgin Australia Airline (Australia), The Queensland Art Gallery (Australia) and Australia’s first Design Hotel, Limes Hotel in Brisbane. In 2011 Alexander expanded his studio by founding Derlot Editions to design, manufacture and distribute furniture and lighting to the global contract and domestic markets. His work appears in design journals around the world and can be found in the collection of the Pompidou Museum in Paris. He is highly awarded in both product and interior design and in 2010 he was bestowed the inaugural Queensland Premier’s Smart State Designer of the Year fellowship award. He was named one of the 100 most influential designers worldwide in &fork by Phaidon and among the top 25 designers to collaborate with Monocle. Alexander is design advisor to a number of private and government projects. He regularly presents at conferences such as TEDx and often participates on design judging panels, both in Australia and abroad. He has also appeared on Australian television, as a mentor to contestants of The Renovators. Most recently, he has been engaged by Virgin Australia to design new check-in area lounges for domestic airport terminals in Perth and Brisbane.