Design Hunter™ Q+A with Nicholas Karlovasitis
One half of the duo behind Australian design studio DesignByThem, Nicholas Karlovasitis shares a mix of modern, classic and witty design favourites with Habitusliving.
Your name: Nicholas Karlovasitis
What you do: Director / Industrial Designer of DesignByThem.
Your latest project: Stem Table
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) George Nelson (past design & ideas / wit)
2) Bouroullec Brothers (current design)
What is your favourite…
Chair model: Jean Prouve Standard Chair
Residential space: I really like contemporary Japanese Architecture
Commercial space: Sydney Opera House
Decorative product: George Nelson Ball Clock
Functional product: Old Volvo Station Wagon (Fits everything in it)
Handmade good: My leather belt
Mass-produced good: Lego
meal: Pizza and some cold cuts.
restaurant: Pizza Mario
drink: Cold Beer on a hot day or a Smokey whiskey at night.
bar: too many and it depends on what kind of night it is going to be.
item in your studio: Coffee Grinder / Machine. Would die without it.
piece of technology: Mobile Phone (amazing what you can do on these)
historical figure: Too many to choose. Would feel bad if i remembered one later.
fictional character: Pepé Le Pew makes me laugh every time.
vice: chocolate, coffee, alcohol
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’™ mean to you?
A bearded man or bearded woman who goes out to kill designers.