Design Hunter™ Q+A with Maree Wilding
Habitusliving hears from Paperhangings Managing Director Maree WIlding about her design favourites
Your name: Maree Wilding
What you do: I am Managing Director of Paperhangings, a wallpaper design and production company that does contract wallpaper printing for industry professionals and special projects. I am a wallpaper design consultant, oversee and participate in all aspects of production and am a consultant on Victorian period wallpapers and interior decorative schemes for the historic reproductions division. I also own Interior Productions for which I select and import textiles for interior designers, decorators and contractors (available at the Paperhangings Showroom, Hawthorn. Victoria).
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) Richard Branson
2) M.C. Escher
3) Kiera Knightly
What is your favourite…
travel destination: Prague
hotel/place to stay: Bauers Palladio Hotel and Spa, Venice
luxury goods company: Prada
value for money company: ebay
design classic: Moka Pot first patented by Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti
new design: The Mega Bulb by Danish Designer Sofie Refer
meal: Classic Italian Meatballs with fresh tomato and basil Sugo
restaurant: Fiorelli, Camberwell. The best for pure, simple, fresh Italian.
bar: Supper Club
Item of clothing for…
Winter: My Spanish Black suede calf length boots. They fold midway down the calf and taper in at the ankle to give the most beautiful illusion of an elongated, shapely leg!
Summer: Italian Leather sandals
artwork: Music, by Gustav Klimt
artist: Gustav Klimt
gallery/museum: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao
book: Anna Karenina, Tolstoy
items in your studio: printing inks, squeegees and silk screens
piece of technology: iphone
historical figure: The leading women of the Suffragette Movement
fictional character: Anna Karenina
vice: Haigh’s Chocolate
virtue: hard working
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’™, mean to you? Searching for, collecting and/or designing objects that are the epitome of one’s own understanding of good design and that reflect the individual’s own style, beliefs and personality; so the objects themselves become an expression of the individual self.