Design Hunter™ Q+A with Fabio Fanuli

Habitusliving hears from Fabio Fanuli, director of family owned designer furniture company Fanuli Furniture, about his distinctly Italian-flavoured design favourites.

10 Jul 2013

Your name: Fabio Fanuli   

What you do: Director of Fanuli Furniture

Your latest project: Sophia and Mark’s Residence in Mosman. A project that spanned six months and encapsulated all living areas. The abode was a restored federation house with a contemporary extension.

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1)  Nelson Mandela
2)  Antonio Citterio
3)  Mary Mackillop

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Alfa Romeo GTV 2000

Chair model: The Elephant Wood by Neuland for Kristalia

Residential space: Palazzo Ducale (Venice)

Commercial space: Triennale di Milano

Decorative product: Coral Light by Pallucco 

Functional product: ‘Box’ by Kristalia 

Handmade good: Tortellini

Mass-produced good: Fiat 500

Meal: Pesce Al Forno

Restaurant: Cipri Restaurant – Paddington

Drink: Prosecco

Bar: Dolce & Gabbana bar in Milan

item in your studio: Feel Good Alto by Citterio (Flexform)

piece of technology: iPhone

historical figure: Michelangelo

fictional character: Guido Orefice from Life is Beautiful

Vice: Dark chocolate

Virtue: Patience

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? The quest for original, beautiful & functional ideas that enhance, enrich and inspire.