Design Hunter™ Q+A with Gidon Bing
New Zealand-based wood sculptor Gidon Bing shares his ideas on design and inspiration with Habitusliving.
Your name: Gidon Bing
What you do: Sculptor and designer
Your latest project: A couple of steam bent plywood sculptural reliefs for a corporate commission in Paris and Lège-Cap-Ferret
What is your favourite…
travel destination: Tel Aviv
hotel/place to stay: Hotel Clonimus
luxury goods company: Lindt chocolate
design classic: Isamu Noguchi’s Playground Equipment
new design: Asaf Weinbroom series II desklamps
favourite type of chair: Thebes Stool
meal: Nasi Lemak
restaurant: Sabich Frishman street food
drink: cafe hafooch
bar: Golden Dawn
gallery/museum: Janco-Dada Museum situated in the Dadaist founded Artists village of Ein Hod.
book: Will Self, Grey Area
item in your studio: My Hoya plant that belonged to my grandmother
artist: Kasimir Malevich
piece of technology: Plywood
What inspired you to be a designer? Compulsion, and passionate friends and family.
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) My 10 month year old daughter Mika
2) Constantin Brancusi
3) Charles Bucowski
What is your creative philosophy? Be playful, bold, expressive and Honest in the selection, treatment and finishing of material.
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’™ mean to you? An aesthetic compulsion to create, collect, curate.