Design Hunter™ Q+A with Luchetti Krelle
With a string of successful, high-profile hospitality projects under their belts, Rachel Luchetti and Stuart Krelle are fast establishing themselves as talented and mature designers.
Your name: Stuart Krelle and Rachel Luchetti
What you do: Designers – Luchetti Krelle
Your latest project: Fat Noodle – Brisbane
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) Carlo Scarpa
3) Wim Delvoye
What is your favourite…
Residential space: John Lautner’s Arungo House (Acapulco, Mexico) for its connection with the outdoors.
Commercial space: Au Palais de Tokyo – for its mix of old and new.
Decorative product: “Secret Friends” – Tithi Kutchamuch for the clever multiple uses of these wearable ornaments.
Functional product: a ‘waiter’s friend’ – though perhaps now dying alongside the cork.
Handmade good: Jaime Hayon for Kutani Choemon Ceramics
Meal: When we work late in the studio we always order local Turkish delivery…. They have the best hummus!
Drink: winter – Malbec (both of us), Summer – Gin & Tonic (SK) Cider (RL)
Bar: 121BC Enoteca for serious wine enthusiasts.
Item in your studio: ‘Oh Maria, Keep My Data Safe’, USB Stick – It’s very kitsch and a good ice breaker at our presentations to clients.
Piece of technology: iPhone, iPad and our measuring laser device. Amazing!
Historical figure: Josef Hoffmann – a designer in the true sense of the word. He designed everything from the architecture down to the cutlery on the tables.
Fictional character: Ignatius J. Reilly – ‘A Confederacy of Dunces’ by John Kennedy Toole – he’s the antihero. “I am at the moment writing a lengthy indictment against our century. When my brain begins to reel from my literary labors, I make an occasional cheese dip.”
Virtue: Tolerance and truth
What does the term ‘Design Hunter™’ mean to you? To us it means searching high and low and never giving up in the quest for design ideas.