Founder and creative director at Lymesmith
Sonia van de Haar is an artist and colour design specialist working in the built environment. She founded her colour studio Lymesmith in 2011.
With a deep understanding of how colour, space and form interact, Lymesmith works with architects, designers and private clients to realise the colour potential within their projects. From innovative material palettes, to painted installations for large-scale public infrastructure, Lymesmith’s work can be enjoyed in parks, universities, restaurants, homes, city laneways, at the pool and even in the public toilets at Australia’s most iconic beach.
“Each Lymesmith project has developed in response to its particular conditions and context. I have no absolute manifesto with regards to architectural polychromy. I aim to understand the architecture and the site, and with a painters eye, bring them into a harmony that exceeds the sum of parts.”