“Every great design begins with an even better story”

– Lorinda Mamo

Made By Alas work to combine the fundamentals of balance, form and function to ensure every space tells its’ own compelling story that is unique to your way of living.

Let us tell your story.

Upcoming Projects

2 Storey dual occupancy.

ARCHITECT: Cradle
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Balgowlah
YEAR: 2021

Triple storey residency overlooking the spit.

ARCHITECT: Ursino Architects
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Mosman
YEAR: 2021

Triple storey residency featuring an indoor swimming pool.

ARCHITECT: Platform 5 Design
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Owner Builder
SUBURB: Strathfield
YEAR: 2021

4 Storey multi-residential beachside apartments.

ARCHITECT: PBD Architects
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Dilcara Projects
SUBURB: Why
YEAR: 2021

7 high-end senior living residences.

ARCHITECT: Barry Rush
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Owner Builder
SUBURB: St Ives
YEAR: Build Commencing 2021

Bowral

A large open plan single storey residence located in the quaint little town of Bowral. This project encompasses the traditional country aesthetic both internally and externally through a natural and minimalistic colour pallet placing the focus on the layering of textures and profiles to create the desired charm. The spatial layout is sprawled out over a single level emphasising the vast land size that embodies the sense of space and serenity that Bowral is known for.

ARCHITECT: Oasis
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: NJ Built

Strathfield

This project is located on the most sought after street of Sydney’s inner west suburb of Strathfield. Strathfield is known for it’s heritage charm and large tree lined streets that date back to the 1800’s. This project is the perfect fusion between the respectful restoration of an original heritage home combined with a large Mediterranean style extension. With the use of organic natural stones and beige tones paired with classic bronze metals, this project exudes elegance and timelessness. This residence combined aesthetics, practicality and an abundance of space and light to set the foundations for a growing family for years to come.

ARCHITECT: Entrance Hall
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: Rosewell Group

Bellevue Hill

Located in the affluent eastern suburbs of Sydney, this projects design direction is strongly influenced by the details and profiles of the French provincial style to reflect the classic architecture of the exterior. The ornate mouldings of a chic French chateau meets the rustic simplicity of natural greys, whites and neutral stone tones to create a comfortable, light filled and aesthetically pleasing family home.

ARCHITECT: Resolut Architecture
DESIGNER: Made By Alas
BUILDER: TBD

LATEST PROJECT

Sandringham Residence

Meet the team

MANNY ALAS
Director

HOBBIES: FISHING, GOLF, TEQUILA CONNISEUR

Manny Alas is a Sydney based Design Director with over 35 years of experience in joinery, furniture and construction. In the last decade, Manny has owned one of Sydney’s premium surface studios specialising in Italian tiles, natural stone, terrazzo and all species of timber flooring.

After moving back from Greece at the young age of 14, Manny started working for his family-run business Constantine Kitchens and Joinery based in Alexandria. This family-run business mainly designed and built kitchens and joinery in the Eastern Suburbs and Lower North Shore. Being a leader in the industry then has remained with Manny who has stuck to this tradition until today.

After a decade in the joinery business, Manny moved into the furniture industry. There he set up Sydney’s first Forty Winks store in Alexandria in 1995 and in Annandale in 2002. In 2004 he moved his operations to the Alexandria Homemaker Centre. With design in mind, he set up the Forty Winks Flagship Store one of Australia’s incredibly designed bedding stores, changing the way bedding stores look to what we see today.

In the early 2000s he also designed and imported furniture from overseas where he supplied most major retailers. He continued to also renovate and build homes on the side, something that he also had always had a passion for.

In 2010 whilst sourcing hard surfaces for his new family home, he noticed that there was a significant gap in the market for architects, designers, owner builders and developers to be serviced by a one stop shop of hard surfaces. His vision led him to open Alexandria Tiles and Flooring. This was one of the first stores of it’s kind in Australia to provide design assistance whilst providing clients with a one stop shop experience for all flooring products including timber, terrazzo, tiles, stone and carpet.

Manny’s vision is to exceed client expectations by allowing their dreams become reality. He loves to take risks and be daring, whilst also considering the client’s needs for function and practicality.

Applying a hands-on approach to project managing the entire design process from concept creation, client presentations and managing suppliers and builders, Manny oversees the completion of the entire project.

Manny lives by the belief of knowing the design rules and when to break them.

TIFFANY KEHYAYAN
Senior Interior Designer

HOBBIES: KAYAKING, MY DOG, PROFESSIONAL SWIMMER

With over 5 years experience in the design and construction industry, Tiffany holds a Diploma of Interior Design and a Bachelor of Interior Design at Billy Blue college of design working to create unique, functional and aesthetically pleasing spaces. Her strong sense of style, eye for colour and design, and great attention to detail makes her an invaluable asset for our company and the clients alike.

Working predominantly in the high-end residential sector, Tiffany uses an intuitive approach in understanding the client’s vision and establishing a brief to produce desirable results. Working through the entire process ensuring the design intent is reflected throughout the design development, documentation and execution stages. Tiffany’s experience was further expanded through her work at a boutique high-end residential design firm in the affluent Eastern suburbs of Sydney working in the Design and Construction sector.

This experience allowed her to navigate through multiple stages of the process from client correspondence, conceptual design, procurement, design development and documentation, project management and site coordination. This multifaceted role expanded her knowledge across the design and construction process in its entirety which has in turn resulted in a more well rounded designer.

TAYLOR RUSSEL
Interior Designer / Content Creator

HOBBIES: SINGING, SOCCER, SALTED CARAMEL

After recently completing her studies, Taylor holds a diploma of Interior Design and a Bachelor of Interior Design at Billy Blue College of Design. A passionate and bold designer, working to push the boundaries and experiment with human experience. Focusing heavily on materiality, texture and form as these layered complexities evoke creativity and intrigue for those within the space.With a keen eye for finer details, reflecting a well rounded and incredibly personal design approach.

Her experience in the tile and stone industry for the last few years has allowed for an extensive knowledge in regards to specifying and sourcing materials. Her time within this industry has highlighted Taylor's skills to understand and develop on client's visions.

Taylor prides herself on producing a consistently high standard of work with the ability to work independently as well as with fellow designers, suppliers and industry members to deliver a well rounded and positive outcome to her clients.

STEVIE WANDA
Therapist

HOBBIES: FOOD CRITIC, BOXING

Travelling all the way from Asia with over 20 years experience in the industry, Stevie is a qualified Counsellor who uses a holistic approach to help others heal - Stevie specialises in aqua therapy and natural minerals.

Stevie fights to ensure we are a betta workplace.

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