SID Exhibitor Design Hunter Q+A: John Winning
Responsible for expanding the Winning Appliances empire in new, digital directions, John Winning shares his family's passion for quality, innovation, and understanding his clients.
Your name: John Winning
What you do: I’m CEO of the Winning Group which includes Appliances Online – an online business I started when I was 21 years old, Winning Appliances – my family’s century-old kitchen and laundry specialist business, online audio-visual specialist Big Brown Box and national installation company Handy Crew.
Your latest project: In terms of work, I’m constantly looking at how to provide the best shopping experience in the world. Exceptional customer service is the backbone of the Winning Group and I’m passionate about thinking outside the square to elevate the shopping experience we provide our customers.
When I’m away from the office, I’m working on renovating an old warehouse space. The project involves converting a 1000sqm warehouse into an entertaining house that suits my lifestyle.
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: Anything that is fast and comfortable
Chair model: Anything that rocks
Residential space: My new warehouse conversion
Commercial space: The Winning Group Head Office of course
Decorative product: My Rigards sunglasses
Functional product: Sleep Cycle Alarm Clock
Handmade good: My custom-made bed
Mass-produced good: Sub-Zero Fridge
restaurant: The Bazaar in LA
drink: H2coco coconut water
item in your studio: iPod
piece of technology: Speakers
historical figure: Nikola Tesla
fictional character: Andy Kaufman
virtue: My lack of patience
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Pursuing an idea that is unique and innovative – pushing boundaries to create something worth sharing and talking about.