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.
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:
2) Dion Lee
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
Meal: Osso bucco with a good gremolata
Restaurant: A Tavola in Darlinghurst, Sydney.
Drink: Never can say no to a g&t.
Bar: Shady 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
What does the term ‘Design Hunter™’ mean to you? Seeking out things that you absolutely have to have, that represent you.