Alexander Lotersztain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977, he graduated from Design at Griffith University QCA in 2000. He is director of Derlot Pty. Ltd., a multi-disciplinary studio focusing on projects including product, furniture, branding, hotel design, interior design and art direction with clients both nationally and internationally. Clients include IDEE-Sputnik/Japan, Planex/Australia, SIGG/Switzerland, COVO/Italy, Asahi/Japan, Mizuno/Japan UFL/New Zealand, Escofet/Spain, S&G/Australia, Nestle/Switzerland, Centor/Australia, ArthurG/Australia, Queensland Art Gallery and the design of the first Design Hotels, Hotel in Australia; The Limes Hotel in Brisbane. Derlot Editions is co-brand of derlot and produces a range of australian made furniture and lighting for the contract and domestic markets and distributed worldwide.www.derloteditions.com Alexander has participated in international exhibitions with Sputnik, Designers Block London, Tokyo, Milano, New York, San Francisco, Berlin, Moscow and of his products are part of the design Collection at the Pompidou Museum in Paris. Recently, in collaboration with Cox Rayner Architects, and Aurecon, Derlot was awarded the Brisbane Ferry Terminal project. The proposed ferry terminal creates a public space directly on the river, giving passengers a more direct experience of the river and its landscape. The design is adaptable for the different terminal locations, and incorporates a number of green design strategies. Mr. Lotersztain was awarded with the Inaugural Queensland Premier Smart State Designer of the Year Fellowship Award in 2010. He was name one of 100 most influential top designer worldwide in &fork by Phaidon, top "10" most influential faces in Design by Scene Design Quarterly 2007 and top 10 of 100 Young Brightest Australian Achievers Bayer/Bulletin Award. Has won many awards in both product and interior design and his work has appeared in design journals around the world. Alexander is also part of the "Smart State Design Council" for the Queensland Government in Australia, drafting the Smart State design Strategy for 2020. He is the design advisor in a number of private and government projects, and also regularly presents at design events and conferences, and judges on design panels throughout Australia. Alexander has also presented as a mentor to contestants on the Australian television series, The Renovators.