Design Hunter Q+A: Coco Reynolds
Winner of the at this year's Temple & Webster People's Choice Award, Coco Reynolds' Marz Designs studio fuses geometry and materiality to create compelling, contemporary pieces. Habitusliving sits down with the designer to hear about her design favourites.
Your name: Coco Reynolds
What you do: Owner of Marz Designs, Sydney based design studio.
Your latest project: I’m currently working on two new lighting designs for Anomaly using some of their revolutionary surface finishes!
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: 1952 Porsche 356… dark navy blue with beige leather would be lovely (sigh)
Chair model: The ‘Butterfly Stool’ by Sori Yanagi, such beautiful symmetry and silhouettes.
Residential space: Albert Frey, Frey House II.
Commercial space: Stockholm’s metro, the whole project took 60 years to complete but each stop is presented like a magical underworld.
Decorative product: My terrarium
Functional product: Fort Standard bottle opener
Handmade good: Jewellery by Tiro Tiro
Mass-produced good: The lightbulb
Meal: Mum’s home cooked lasagne
Restaurant: Tetsuya’s. I haven’t eaten there yet but it’s on my bucket list.
Drink: A fine glass of red wine.
Bar: Eau Die Vie, the bartenders there make a mean espresso martini.
Item in your studio: Vice.
Piece of technology: Power drill.
Historical figure: Thomas Edison
Fictional character: Daenerys Targaryen, who wouldn’t want a couple of pet dragons?
Vice: Carrot cake, its all about the cream cheese icing.
What does the term design hunter mean to you?
Collecting treasures that you love. Whether it be a high end designer piece, something you’ve picked up on your travels or even an item you’ve found and brought in off the street.
Coco Reynolds won the Temple & Webster People’s Choice Award for 2014.