Design Hunters™; Gordon & Susan Tait

Founded in 1992 by husband and wife team Gordon and Susan Tait, TAIT has evolved from a small-scale, artisan based production to a fully fledged international manufacturing operation

23 Dec 2011 caught up with TAIT to ask them about their favourite things in the world of design and beyond.

Your name: Gordon Tait & Susan Tait

What you do: Design, Manufacture & retail Outdoor Furniture

Your latest project: working with two Australian designers on new outdoor furniture ranges for 2012

What is your favourite…

travel destination Italy

hotel/place to stay  Mum’s beach house at Bendalong on the NSW coast

airline Qantas

magazine  Green

three people that inspire/excite you

1)  Richard Serra /sculptor

2)  Justin Hutchinson – fellow designer always buzzing with fabulous green design ideas

3)  Bob Brown

design classic Moto Guzzi Le Mans

new design  post it notes

meal BBQ

restaurant Cutler & Co

drink Old Fashioned

bar Geralds Bar, Carlton, Melbourne

(386 Rathdowne Street  Carlton North VIC 3054
(613) 9349 4748)

gallery/museum Tate Modern

book The Faraway Tree – Enid Blyton

item in your studio  Diamond Maquettes

artwork The Winged Victory Of Samothrace /2nd century BC

artist Mother nature

piece of technology rapid prototyping

creative philosophy  ‘made locally’