Design Hunter Q+A: Raf Maes

President and Co-Founder of Komono, for Raf Maes the Design Hunt is part and parcel of what has made his colorful, retro-futuristic online store so successful.

31 Oct 2013

What you do: President and Co-Founder of KOMONO.

Your latest project: My little girl Suvi

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Steve Jobs
2) Bruce Lee
3) Kelly Slater


What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: 1964 Porsche 356/Honda Dick Mann CB750/Airbus A380/RIVA ISEO

Chair model: Charles and Ray Eames Lounge Chair

Residential space: Sheats Goldstein Residence by John Lautner

Commercial space: New Museum in NYC

Decorative product: Man Ray Mirror Les grand trans-Parents (Simon Gavina)


Functional product: Konica Hexar Silver analog camera

Handmade good: Solidignoti 3D objects by Antonino Sciortino

Mass-produced good: iPhone

meal: Spaghetti a la Vongole

restaurant: Veranda in Antwerp

drink: Gin and Tonic

bar: Vitrine in Antwerp

item in your studio: Donic Table Tennis racket

piece of technology: Apple MacBook Pro

historical figure: Thomas Edison

fictional character: “The Dude” – The Big Lebowski

vice: Belgian chocolates

virtue: good food

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? The quest for good things in life.