SID Insider Design Hunter Q+A: Domenic Alvaro

Our next SID Insider and Design Hunter is Domenic Alvaro, Design Principal at Woods Bagot. We talk cycling, homemade sugo, and power boats, and check out his desk.

26 Jul 2013

On My Desk: 

“I spend a lot of time drawing on yellowtrace, but I use white as well, Campos coffee from our coffee machine, a 3D printed model, San Pellegrino, samples for a project we’re working on, my pencil case, tape measure for scale, my Woods Bagot notebook, lots of pens and pencils – can’t live without my Lyra coloured pencils and liquid paper for mistakes – mistakes are good, my recently arrived mail order cycling oversocks, my iPad for email.”

Design Huner Q+A:

Your name: Domenic Alvaro

What you do: Design Principal, Sydney studio, Woods Bagot

Your latest project: Bourke Street apartment development and Residence for the Ambassador of Kuwait in Canberra.

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Herzog & De Meuron
2) Antonio Citterio
3) My family

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: My Pinarello Dogma and Wally power boats

Chair model: Superleggera by Cassina

Residential space: John Lautner’s Arango House, Mexico

Commercial space: Swiss Re (the Gherkin)

Decorative product: Mid-Century Danish Ceramics

Functional product:  Sori Yanagi cutlery

Handmade good: The Grid from AB Projects

Meal: Home made pasta and tomato sugo

Restaurant: A Tavola, Darlinghurst

Drink: single malt scotch whisky, (Suntory)

Bar: New York’s Standard Hotel roof top

Piece of technology: iPad

Historical figure: Michelangelo

Fictional character: Have to say James Bond

Vice: Chocolate

Virtue: I never quit

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you?  Design Hunter. That continual quest for new and exciting evolutions of all things design including experiential not just product.

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