Johnny Chamaki grew up during the 1970’s in Sydney, Australia. He was intrigued with plants, drawing and making his own toys. With an inquisitive and creative mind established he progressed to painting and started to sell various art works to his friend’s parents around the age of 10.
A major direction shift in pursuing a career in design came from a school project. He made a helmet based on the famous Australian Outlaw, Ned Kelly. With words of praise from his teacher, he combined the love of Australian Art and Ned Kelly history, and some 20 years later into furniture pieces (called The Outlaw Series).
Chamaki completed a Bachelor of Architecture at University of Technology, Sydney (UTS) in 1996. Upon graduation, he was awarded the most talented designer of his year. Other design awards and accolades have been coming in ever since, including Emerging Designer Award 2002 , 9 th International Design Award (from Japan the only student winner in its 10 years history), 2005 Spanish International Furniture Competition (awarded 1st prize amongst 900 other designers from around the globe), and his design pieces has been published internationally since 2004.
Chamaki established Johnny Chamaki Design Studio in 2002 mainly focusing on Furniture, Objects, Interiors and Architecture. Johnny Chamaki Design Studio’s mission is to provide designs, which embodies art, design, science and technology into Furniture, Objects, Interiors and Architecture.
1990-1995 Bachelor of Architecture Degree (B.Arch), University of Technology, Sydney UTS.
1981 – 1986 High School Certificate HSC, Cabramatta High School.
2002 Johnny Chamaki, Design Studio, Sydney, Australia