Design Hunter™ Q+A with Imogen Tunnicliffe

Senior Designer at Citta Design in Auckland Imogen Tunnicliffe shares her love of Alexander Girard, mid-century architecture, Cromwell and fudge with habitusliving.

10 Jul 2013

Your name: Imogen Tunnicliffe

What you do: I am the Senior Designer at Citta Design in Auckland, New Zealand.

Your latest project: We have just finished the collection for summer 2013, GreeceUnder the Sun, and we are laying the foundations for our winter 2014 collection where we are off to Copenhagen.

 Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1) Frank Lloyd Wright, architect
     2) Quentin Blake, Illustrator 
     3) Alexander Girard, textile designer, architect

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: 1990–1991 BMW 318i 2-door coupe, red

Chair model: Japanese folding chair designed by Suekichi Uchida, 1970s

Residential space: Frank Lloyd Wrights ‘Falling Water’ house

Commercial space: Battersea Power Station

Decorative product: Alexander Girard Painted wooden dolls

Functional product: Chemex coffee pot

Handmade good: fudge!

Mass-produced good: the humble pencil

Meal: Noodle Salad ‘A’, from Mekong Vietnamese in the Ponsonby Food court, Auckland!

Restaurant: Café Hanoi in Britomart, Auckland

Drink: Bubbles

Bar: Lucky Strike Bar, Manhattan

Item in your studio: Moleskine Cahier plain sketch-book

Piece of technology: iMac

Historical figure: Thomas Cromwell (well, at the moment anyway…I’m reading a book about him…)

Fictional character: Asterix 

Vice: Alcohol

Virtue: Compassion

What does the term ‘Design Hunter™’ mean to you? To always be conscious of beauty in the world – in any form. Whether it is in the pattern of the moss growing on your driveway, or the latest amazing print from Marimekko.