Design Hunter™ Q&A with Suzanne Trocme

Born and educated in London, Suzanne Trocmé FRSA is one of the principal designers for Bernhardt Design

29 Feb 2012

Early in Suzanne’s career she moved to the USA and began working on in store development for Italian fashion labelBenetton. Her interest in retail space and design then led her to work  for Paul Smith as Retail Coordinator and for Ralph Lauren as Creative Coordinator for Polo Store Development in Europe.

Currently visiting Australia to promote Bernhardt Design at Ke-zu, this week Suzanne took time out to share with us some of her design favourites.

Your name:  Suzanne Trocmé

What you do: Curator/Author/Furniture Designer

Your latest project: Curating the London Design Festival

What is your favourite…

travel destination – New York for weekend, the Antipodes for relaxation

hotel/place to stay - still The Mercer, always the Mercer, New York.

airline - Virgin – it goes to all my places.

magazine - New York Times Magazine

watchmaker – I wear Cartier casually, Jaeger-LeCoultre otherwise.

luxury goods companyBottega Veneta

three people that inspire and excite you

1) Martin Brudnizki – hotel designer and friend

2) Nadja Swarovski - we laugh a lot and get things done

3) John Pawson architect – he is my rock

design classic – Patricia Urqioula’s Bloomy chair. A new classic. And Mies’ Barcelona chair without question.

new design – anything by Raw Edges

meal - Coulibiac – Russian fish pie

restaurant - Tinello London

drink – Champagne

bar – The external bar at Soho Beach House Hotel, Miami

gallery/museum - LACMA Los Angeles

book – whatever I am reading – currently Cry Havic by Simon Mann

item in your studio – a highly colourful bowl by Campagna Brothers bought at a charity auction.

artwork - self portrait by my husband – his voice trace painted. He is an artist.

artist – Jeff Koons but don’t tell my husband.

piece of technology - iPad – I practically live in it.

creative philosophy  –  logical design becomes emotive design.

what does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you?  The ability to edit.