Design Hunter™ Q+A with Sarah Gibson

The other half of the duo behind Australian design studio DesignByThem, Sarah Gibson matches design classics with modern technology and a sprinkling of indulgent gastronomy.

11 Feb 2013

Your name: Sarah Gibson

What you do: Design and direct for DesignByThem

Your latest project: ‘A product a month for the next 12 months’. It’s a project we’ve given ourselves that entails many projects.

Who are three people that inspire/excite you: Oh gees that’s a hard one, my boyfriend of course, but professionally:

      1)  Nicholas Karlovasitis

     2)  Dion Lee 

     3) Terri Winter, owner of top3

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: The Volvo hatch with the low back window

Chair model: Eero Saarinen’s Womb chair

Residential space: Anything with a large inset balcony or doors/walls that can disappear and create a large outdoor room.

Commercial space: Enopizzeria in Neutral Bay, nothing fancy, just really nice materials and lighting

Decorative product: Algues by the Bourellec Brothers

Functional product: Eva Solo grater cup – simply genius

Handmade good: Buffalo mozzarella

Mass-produced good Maltesers

MealOsso bucco with a good gremolata

Restaurant: A Tavola in Darlinghurst, Sydney.

DrinkNever can say no to a g&t.

BarShady Pines in Darlinghurst.

Item in your studio: Planning board – gives me so much clarity and get’s me exited of new things to come.

Piece of technology: iPhone 4

Historical figure: Steve Jobs

Fictional character: Sebastian out of the The Never Ending Story

Vice: Stubbornness

Virtue: Honesty

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Seeking out things that you absolutely have to have, that represent you.