Alexander Lotersztain was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina in 1977 and 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 for national and international clients.
Clients include IDEE-Sputnik/Japan, Planex/Australia, SIGG/Switzerland, COVO/Italy, Asahi/Japan, ArthurG/Australia, UFL/New Zealand, Escofet/Spain, Centor/Australia, S&G/Australia, Mizuno/Japan, Queensland Art Gallery/Australia, Nestle/Switzerland and the design of the first Design Hotels/Global, Hotel in Australia; The Limes Hotel in Brisbane.
Derlot Editions is a co-brand of Derlot and produces a range of australian made furniture and lighting for the contract and domestic markets and distributed worldwide.
Alexander has participated in international exhibitions with Sputnik, Designers Block/London, and others in Tokyo, Milano, New York, San Francisco, Berlin and Moscow. One of his designs is part of the design Collection at the Pompidou Museum in Paris.
Recently, Derlot and collaborators Cox Rayner Architects and Aurecon were awarded the Brisbane, Australia Ferry Terminal project. The winning design proposal is adaptable to different terminal locations and incorporates a number of green design strategies.
Alexander was awarded with the inaugural Queensland Premier Smart State Designer of the Year Award in 2010. He was name one of 100 most influential top designers worldwide in &fork by Phaidon, top 10 most influential faces in Design by Scene Design Quarterly 2007. Alexander was named in the top 10 Young Brightest Australian Achievers Bayer/Bulletin Award. He has won many product and interior design awards and his work has appeared in prominent design journals around the world. Alexander is a member of the Queensland Government’s design Council in Australia and assisted in drafting Queensland’s Design Strategy for 2020.
He is the design advisor in a number of government and private 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.
Alexander is the ArtDirector and partner at One/Third.