Design Hunter™ Q+A with Glenda Barnes
This week we catch up with Glenda Barnes, Head Designer at Taste Living, to hear about her design favourites.
Your name: Glenda Barnes
What you do: Head Designer, Taste Living
Your latest project: Creative development of the Taste brand, an exciting new concept in home transformation. Zig-zagging across Europe to source well designed, affordable products. From precision made German kitchens and bathroom ware to beautiful Swedish designed and manufactured furniture, designing six major retail outlets to showcase all of these great products.
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
2) Zhang Xin: Founder of Soho China Ltd, a self made female billionaire, the largest prime office real estate developer in China.
What is your favourite…
Chair model: Saarinen Womb Chair
Residential space: My own home designed by me to suit my family and our needs
Commercial space: The Libeskind building, Jewish Museum Berlin
Decorative product: Can’t go past fresh flowers
Functional product: little wooden hand held citrus juicer I bought in Italy
Handmade good: hand screened fabric and wallpaper
meal: Christmas lunch (preferably mainly cooked by me)
Mass-produced good: Magi Mix food processor
drink: Hendricks gin and tonic w/a slice fresh cucumber
bar: Hotel Costes, Paris
item in your studio: Stelton coffee/tea decanter, which I use for cold water
piece of technology: Beosound 8 Bang & Olufsen speaker system
historical figure: Antoni Gaudi
fictional character: Lara Croft
vice: Great Cheese
What does the term ‘Design Hunter™’ mean to you? Sourcing, researching, looking outside the conventional design box. I would be looking for interesting and innovative uses for existing items that are unexpected and unconventional, surprising. Melding design concepts to create your personal style, making your own statement