Having recently opened Jardin Tan in Victoria and with a few other projects in the pipeline, director of Vue Group Shannon Bennett is on a bit of a roll. Here we talk inspiration, Pisco Sours and Exercise.
Nicky Lobo has recently been made Editor of Habitus, after being Deputy Editor for a number of years. We find out what makes her tick.
After the recent launch of her range with Designer Rugs, we spend five minutes with Anna Carin.
Contemporary Indonesian architect Isandra Matin Ahmad is known for his sensitive use of space and his contribution to architecture in Indonesia on the whole - being a founder of Arsitek Muda Indonesia (Young Architects of Indonesia, AMI). After featuring his beautiful house in issue 24 of Habitus, we were naturally eager to find out a bit more about this creative man.
Interior designer Sue Fenton is drawn to passionate people, functional design objects and good Japanese. Her source of inspiration is broad and her interests wide, proving Design Hunters do not stop at their field. They are constantly making connections and collecting pieces of inspiration.
Originally from Singapore, today See Yen Foo lives in Melbourne and owns Apt Living and Apato. In fact, the launch of Apato coincides with Melbourne Indesign this weekend. Before it all takes place though, we had a chat with this furniture guru and found out he has a love for cold beer, work, and great taste for architecture.
Restaurateur, chef, author and TV host, Matt Moran shares his love for local produce and food as experience in nearly every medium you could ask for. We love his enthusiasm for sharing. Here we find out about Matt's favourite spaces, design pieces and, of course, favourite restaurant.
With the launch of Wood Melbourne earlier this year and a showroom opening in two weeks time, Oliver MacLatchy is in a local designer and maker we'll be keeping an eye on. We ask him a few questions to find out what makes him tick - aside from timber.
Ella and Sofia's creative director Karie Soehardi has always seen creativity as a legitimate way to earn a living. She's worked with jewellery and fashion through to, more recently, interiors. Karie's latest collaboration is with Sydney Living Museums where she re-worked old collections into new designs. We take a moment to meet the woman behind a fascinating range.
Born in India, and trained at IIT - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and later at Art Centre College of Design Europe, in Switzerland, Satyendra Pakhalé established his practice in Amsterdam. An active member of the international design community - in the field of Industrial Design, Transportation and Architectural Design, he brings a unique cross-cultural perspective. We chat to the award-winning designer about how George Nelson influenced him, what his favourite spaces are and the little details that make him a Design Hunter.
Currently juggling a number of projects, from a solo exhibition to creating an installation at Melbourne Indesign, Emma Coulter is one busy woman. While her roots are in Northern Ireland, Emma belongs in Melbourne now, clearly immersed in the art and design world it offers. We talk to Emma about where a background in interior architecture and painting has led her, what she can't live without, and how a Design Hunter has nothing to do with age or income.
Nicolas Chiew is a Sydney-sider from the Northern beaches. His love for recycled timber has become his profession, co-founding the Colonial Trading Company. We chat to this Design Hunter about his interest in wood with a story, his passion for wine and what he's been up to...