Design Hunter Q+A with Samantha Eades
Porsches, yachts, Negronis and m&ms... The eclectic and considered favourites of Samantha Eades.
Your name: Samantha Eades
What you do: Director of Eades &Bergman – Interiors and Architecture
Your latest project: Little Hunter – A basement restaurant in Little Collins St, Melbourne
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) Zaha Hadid – a bold woman
2) Achille Castigliano – timeless sophistication
3) Alexander McQueen – creativity without inhibition
What is your favourite…
Chair model: Paulistano Chair 1957 by Paulo Mendes Da Rocha
Residential space: Robyn Boyd Courtyard House in Walsh St South Yarra
Commercial space: De Beers Diamond Building, Ginza, Tokyo
Decorative product: Christopher Boots Simple I Light
Functional product: A Thermomix
Handmade goods: My knitted slippers from Chelsea Market, NYC
Mass-produced good: Apple iPad
Meal: My fish tacos!
Restaurant: Cumulus Inc
Bar: Longplay, North Fitzroy Melbourne
Item in your studio: NY Industrial table with swing out chairs from the 1940’s.
Piece of technology: Apple Airport Express for wireless music
Historical figure: Oscar Wilde for his philosophy of aestheticism and wit
Fictional character: James Bond – I love his gadgets!
Vice: French cheese and peanut m&m’s
Virtue: I’m dynamic and passionate in everything I do
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? To me it means finding key pieces or spaces that “pop” whilst maintaining an authenticity and timeless sophistication.