Sarah Gibson is the co-director of DesignByThem, an Australian furniture and accessories producer launched in 2007. Sarah is an industrial designer with a passion for business and Australian design. Together with fellow designer and co-director Nicholas Karlovasitis, she has designed a range of furniture, lighting and accessories as well as curated and developed the work of other fellow Australian designers from their Sydney showroom. DesignByThem has made traction in both in the commercial and consumer markets. Sarah regularly speaks on the topics of sustainability, design authenticity and design collaboration.
Sarah completed her bachelor of Industrial Design at University of Technology Sydney. During her studies Sarah completed a year overseas, studying design at the Fachhochschule Hannover in Germany. Whilst living in Germany Sarah worked as a designer in Cologne, as well as a journalist and photographer for Designweek. After graduating, Sarah began working in the commercial furniture industry until deciding to form DesignByThem.