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.
Your name: Darcy Clarke
What you do: Designer / Businessman / Rogue entity – darcyclarke.com
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 cabinporn.com
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
drink: Coffee is pretty much the best thing on earth.
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