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.
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, Greece – Under 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:
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
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
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.