Design Hunter™ Q+A with Such Great Heights
Partners in work and life, Ryan and Jo have created Such Great Heights, drawing on their collective experiences in film-making, photography, woodwork, fashion design, paediatrics and parenthood to create a small range of products for children
Your name: Ryan O’Connor & Jo Fahy
What you do: We design and create products for Such Great Heights
Your latest project: We are currently collaborating with Swedish artist Camilla Engman on a modern version of a baby’s first book. It will be a beautifully tactile and rich keepsake piece for babies and adults alike.
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
3) Our children. Amazing little folk.
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: Honda CT110 – aka Ryan’s trusty Postie Bike (bullet proof and $3 per week on petrol)
Chair model: Rocking Chair #1 by Thonet. This is a sentimental favourite as we have spent many nights rocking our children to sleep on ours.
Residential space: Home sweet home (1915 bluestone villa).
Commercial space: GOMA, Brisbane
Decorative product: Daisy chains
Functional product: Bandaids
Handmade good: ‘Wonder Tent’ by Such Great Heights, of course!
Mass-produced good: Jurlique Skin Balancing Face Oil (Jo)
Meal: Jo does a mean lemon curd tart.
Restaurant: Auge Ristorante
Drink: Freshly squeezed juice with ginger. Great start to the day.
Item in your studio: The press stud machine is pretty sexy…
Piece of technology: Our ever expanding Apple collection.
Historical figure: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Fictional character: Tintin
Vice: Chocolate croissants
Virtue: Patience & compassion
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Seek, love, share.