Design Hunter™ Q+A with Maree Wilding

Habitusliving hears from Paperhangings Managing Director Maree WIlding about her design favourites

31 Jul 2012

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

type of chair: The Corvo Chair by Bernhardt Design or Bentwood chairs 

meal: Classic Italian Meatballs with fresh tomato and basil Sugo

restaurant: Fiorelli, Camberwell. The best for pure, simple, fresh Italian.

drink: Caprioska

bar: Supper Club

Item of clothing for…
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

artistGustav 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. 


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