Design Hunter Q+A with Leo Yip

The second profile in our series of Designers featured in 'Hightide - Queensland Design Now' is Leo Yip, motorbike guru and co-owner of Ellaspede.

26 Aug 2013

Your name: Leo Yip

What you do: Co-owner of Heluva Design Studios with business partner Steve Barry & Co-owner of Ellaspede Motorcycles and Apparel with business partner Steve Barry.

Your latest project: Harley 48 1200 Sporter

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Chip Foose
2) Dieter Rams
3) Peers, Friends and Family

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: 1967 Porsche 911 / 1963 Parilla 250 Wildcat / Playboy plane / Dolvik 28

Chair model: Eames Lounge and Ottoman

Residential space: Falling Water

Commercial space: Sydney Opera House

Decorative product: Chinese Ru ware ceramics

Functional product: Victorinox SwissTool RS

Handmade good: Levis made to order jeans

Mass-produced good: iPhone

meal: Raclette 

restaurant: my wife’s cooking

drink: Any wine by Some Young Punks

bar: Spring St Down Town LA

item in your studio: Aeron Chair

piece of technology: MacBook Air

historical figure: Bruce Lee

fictional character: Monkey Magic

vice: motorcycles

virtue: modesty (haha not very modest mentioning it)

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Documenting and archiving design in a particular era and show casing them to the greater public.

Hightide – Queensland Design Now