Design Hunter Q+A with Copper Industrial Design
Hot on the heels of their win at the Temple & Webster Emerging Designer Award, we catch up with Viktor Legin and Edward Linacre of Copper Industrial Design to hear about their candid, down-to-earth, and often humorous design favourites.
Your name: Viktor Legin and Edward Linacre of COPPER ID
What you do: Industrial/Product design, lighting/furniture/object design, installation design.
Your latest project: Additionally to our commercial and residential lighting projects we are working with Sussex Taps on a range of bathroom fixtures, and continuing our consultancy work including Medical Devices for MDI reaching market this year. We will also be releasing a new product of our own later in the year; the first we have truly designed together. Our new communal art/design/media hub we are building – Mycelium Studios – is taking shape and is an incubator for ideas.
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
Vik – Nikola Tesla
Ed – Buckminster Fuller
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: We both have strong feelings for our first cars:
Vik – Toyota Corolla 1978 KE35
Ed – second hand Toyota Tercel in Canada driven with snowboards strapped to the roof.
Residential space: The recent Swinburne Avenue house by Doherty Design Studio and Rossetti architects. And our parent’s houses to escape the vortex of work.
Commercial space: MONA in Tasmania, and our own Mycelium Studios.
Vik – My bonsai tree
Ed – Ross lovegrove Helix staircase
Vik – My Glasses
Ed – My Bike
Vik – my handmade leather wallet
Ed – Stoneware lights – Adam Cornish
Vik – Pioneer DJ Headphones
Ed – Leatherman
Vik – Slow cooked ribs and potatoes
Ed – Mum’s Roast
Vik – Meat and Wine Co
Ed – Meatballs and Wine
Ed and Vik – Andrew Tarlington’s Beer
Vik – Killing Time
Ed – The Yarra
Item in your studio:
Vik – TLS desk Lamp
Ed – Terrarium
Piece of technology:
Vik – my Pioneer CDJ’s decks and mixer
Ed – Lasers, man
Vik – Batman
Ed – Superwoman
Yes, in the workshop.
Vik – Do it once, do it right.
Ed – Make the most of every moment.
What does the term design hunter mean to you?
A spy with great taste in design.
Copper won the Temple & Webster Emerging Designer Award for 2014.