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State of Kin offers comprehensive services to create a vision for your space and make it a reality. Whether your project is a residential renovation or a larger-scale commercial development, State of Kin will approach your project with unparalleled finesse, energy and dedication.

State of Kin is a Perth-based multi-disciplinary design studio specialising in the creation of spaces across residential, hospitality, retail, wellness and commercial sectors.

Our team is perpetually immersed in the realm of design, our collective purpose is the creation of inimitable architecture and interiors. We believe that the design of buildings and spaces is a fundamental practice which influences and shapes human interaction, understanding, and behaviors. Offering a holistic service encompassing architecture, interiors, project management and construction; State of Kin is a tight-knit team with evolving, dynamic ideas.

Our establishment centers on innovation, momentum, excellence and revolution – that each project is formed from its’ own nucleus of insight; tended to with vitality, perception and zeal. Passionate about delivering expressive, contemporary spaces - each with a unique identity, the practice focuses on the experience of users within spaces created to reflect a distinctive, characteristic outcome. 

The Salomone family have been involved in the Perth construction industry since 1978. The family’s former company was established by directors Gino and Steve Salomone. Over the years, the group have completed a variety of residential, commercial,industrial and multi-residential projects.

2016 saw the formation and introduction of State of Kin Design and State of Kin Construction. The directors together with their experienced teams began to secure an array of commercial projects working with clients such as Scentre Group, Pan Pacific Hotels and Three Pound Group, while also securing a number of high-end residential works.
ara salomone
director + co founder
state of kin design

Ara is a registered Architect that has been practising within the architectural discourse since 2001. During this time, she has worked on all facets of design, having navigated confidently from project procurement through to construction administration. 

Ara excels in management and is experienced in space planning, design, project management, planning and building regulations, and administration.  

With a passion for excellence and high quality in the built form and urban fabric, her knowledge provides expertise in the design and execution of all projects.
alessandra french (nee salomone)
director + co founder
state of kin design

Alessandra is a passionate and accomplished Interior Designer with over 15 years of experience working across residential, hospitality, wellness, and retail sectors.

Growing up around her family’s construction business, she has been immersed in the field from a young age which has led to a strong understanding and appreciation for all facets of the industry.

With a finely tuned aesthetic sensibility and a passion for art and design, Alessandra is involved in all project stages and excels in developing close working relationships with clients, suppliers, and trades in order to always achieve the best possible outcome for every project.
jessie vu
associate
architect

Jessie graduated from the University of Western Australia with a Master of Architecture with Honours in 2014 and has since registered as an Architect. Her final thesis project investigated the necessity of infill within unused areas and spaces within the Perth CBD - an issue relating to Perth urban design that she continues to be very passionate about. 

Within the State of Kin studio, she is involved in all facets of project work from concept design to completion.

Jessie’s multifaceted skill set allows her to dexterously contribute valuable knowledge and proficiencies in all realms of a project. 
amy clark
senior designer
interior + industrial designer

Amy has been practicing as an Interior Designer since 2006.

Her background in Industrial Design allows a unique understanding of elements within a space and the ability to create unique, custom cabinetry and furniture within projects that provide distinction and authenticity.

Possessing a curiosity surrounding the human experience and a keen eye for detail, Amy is heavily involved in the creation of the overall interior aesthetic and ambience of a space.
jordan niven
architectural assistant

Jordan is currently undertaking his Master’s in Architecture at the University of Western Australia.

Previously Jordan has worked across Southeast Asia on various projects, including trips to Malaysia and Borneo to study architecture typologies - a topic he is very passionate about. Since then, Jordan has been involved with State of Kin assisting the architecture team.

He is incredibly passionate about design and provides the studio with a detail-orientated eye.
elise karageorge
interior designer

Elise completed her Interior Architecture degree at Curtin University in 2019.

She has worked in the realm of interiors during and since her studies across various sectors and roles, from interior styling for photoshoots through to documentation.

Elise assists the State of Kin interiors team with great energy and enthusiasm. She is really interested in materiality, furniture design, and the use of graphic design in the interior realm.
sarah woodward
office manager

Sarah has been practising in her field for 12 years and is a Member in Practice (Institute of Certified Bookkeepers) and Registered BAS Agent.

She has been with State of Kin since its conception and assists both the design and build teams with all manner of administrative and management undertakings.
steve salomone
director
state of kin constructions


Steve is a Registered Building Practitioner. He has over 40 years of experience, including 33 years’ operating in his role as managing director & owner of his own construction and development business.

Steve provides valuable technical and supervisory support as the company's registered builder. His expertise and inimitable knowledge of building provide an indispensable direction and leadership to the team.


gino salomone
director
state of kin constructions


Gino is a trade-based builder who has been working in the construction industry for many years to create, manage, and direct several iterations of build-based businesses.

With over 50 years of site organisational skills, construction experience and general knowledge of the Perth building industry, Gino offers unparalleled experience across the construction of all projects.  
donny salomone
registered builder
site supervisor

Donny is a Registered Builder and has been a construction manager and supervisor for over 20 years. He has managed multiple sites and is proficient in building management.

Donny is a strong manager across a variety of trades and is invaluable in the completion of built projects. With a strong eye for detail and understanding of the nuanced design concepts being created, he executes the build process with unparalleled finesse.
massimo salomone
construction coordinator
project management team

Massimo has 8 years of experience in the realms of commercial and residential construction, and is skilled in the fields of health and safety and project quantifying.

Massimo’s experience and knowledge of the construction industry is an asset across all projects as he seamlessly liaises between the design and build teams throughout the duration of a project. 

LET'S WORK TOGETHER * LET'S WORK TOGETHER * LET'S WORK TOGETHER * LET'S WORK TOGETHER

ara salomone
director + co founder
state of kin design
alessandra french
director + co founder
state of kin design
jessie vu
associate
architect
amy clark
senior designer
interior + industrial designer
steve salomone
director
state of kin constructions
gino salomone
director
state of kin constructions
donny salomone
registered builder
site supervisor
massimo salomone
construction coordinator
project management team
elise karageorge
interior designer
jordan niven
student of architecture
sarah woodward
office manager
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