Design Hunter Q+A with Darcy Clarke

Our third instalment in the ‘Hightide – Queensland Design Now’ Design Hunter series is Darcy Clarke, who presents a genuine and slightly irreverent suite of design favourites.

03 Sep 2013

Your name: Darcy Clarke

What you do: Designer / Businessman / Rogue entity –

Your latest project: A Photographic shoot in artist Michael Cusack’s Studio

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Sam Noguchi
2) Batman and Wonder Woman
3) Every person that does good things for others

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: 69 valiant/my black fixie/jumbo jets/handmade wooden rowing boats.

Chair model: Exactly! I love naked models on chairs.

Residential space: Anything on

Commercial space: Every space with Darcy Clarke products in them! Seriously!

Decorative product: Charles Rennie Mackintosh stuff.

Functional product: Apple Mac computers

Handmade good: African drums. Practical and good to look at.

Mass-produced good: Bitumen

meal: Pesto pasta

restaurant: Treehouse 

drink: Coffee is pretty much the best thing on earth. 

bar: Reo

item in your studio: Wooden mallet

piece of technology: My Camera in rocks

historical figure: Winston Churchill

fictional character: Captain Thunderbolt

vice: Liquid with alcohol in it.

virtue: Shoot from the hip.

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Stalkers that hunt in packs, in the wilds of the woods. On finding a good design they whack it on the head and bring it home for the family to enjoy. That is a committed design hunter.

Darcy Clarke is featured in Hightide – Queensland Design Now