Design Hunter™ Q+A with Christopher Medland

Chris Medland shares his unique mix of original, refined and high-octane design favourites with Habitusliving.

04 Feb 2013

Your name: Christopher Medland

What you do: Inspiration and Opportunities – Medland Metropolis Consulting Engineers

Your latest project: Westpac, KPMG, Apple, Hollister, Nan Tien Buddist Temple Education and Civic Centre, Sydney Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust Exhibition Centre, Origin Energy, Bastow Educational Leadership Institute, Global Change Institute – University of Queensland, Queensland Emergency Operations Centre, Tryptich Residential Development, National Australia Bank

 Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1) Tadao Ando

     2) Pablo Picasso

     3) Ayrton Senna

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Radical SR8

Chair model: Kashiwado Chair Tendo Japan

Residential space: My home

Commercial space: Armani Store NYC – designer Doriana e Massimiliano Fuksas

Decorative product: Hoya Crystal Lens vases

Functional product: Porsche 911

Handmade good: Beaver Fur Hats

Mass-produced good: Gorge Jenson / Arne Jacobsen steel cutlery

Meal: Sushi from Sushi Dai – Tsukiji markets Tokyo

Restaurant: Fat Duck – London

Drink: Chateauneuf De Pape

Bar: Super Deluxe Roppongi Tokyo

Item in your studio: Dunlop racing slick from my first really big off (crash)

Piece of technology: mobile phone

Historical figure: Isambard Kingdom Brunel

Fictional character: Yoda / Mr Potato Head

Vice: None

Virtue: Lack of vices 

What does the term ‘Design Hunter™’ mean to you? Design, like finding the next meal, is a constant search for ideas and solutions.