SID Partner Design Hunter Q+A: Mike Abbott
From the team that brought you revolutionary car-service and Sydney Indesign Transport Partner Uber, Mike Abbott shares his literate and minimalist design favourites with habitusliving.
Your name: Mike Abbott
What you do: Operations and Logistics at Uber
Your latest project: Launched Uber LUX, a new tier of vehicle that I recommend for date nights!
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: I am not so much a possessions guy but if I had an open chequebook maybe a vintage Porsche.
Chair model: Wing backed chair
Residential space: Rustic beach house with a balcony and view
Commercial space: Apple store, George Street
Decorative product: Framed photography prints of my brother’s work in Arnhem land
Functional product: My watch
Handmade good: 18th century chess set my parents gave me for my 21st and my Simon Anderson surfboard
Mass-produced good: Toothbrush
restaurant: Busshari Japanese, Potts Point
drink: Whisky on the rocks
bar: Teo’s in Surry Hills, tacos and dangerous margaritas
item in your studio: I don’t have a studio, but if I had a studio a set square
piece of technology: iPhone
historical figure: Galileo
fictional character: Jasper Dean, if you have not read A Fraction Of The Whole by Steve Toltz, read it!
vice: A tendency to force books on people
virtue: Good taste in books!
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you?
I am a minimalist but I do get excited by designs that solve a problem or complement a lifestyle foremost and are also aesthetically pleasing.