Design Hunter™ Q&A: Susan Weir

Meet Susan Weir, Design Hunter™ and curator of Food & Design 2012 tours of New York City.

12 Jan 2012

Susan’s design credentials span from being an internationally published, award-winning interior and industrial designer, to holding a Bachelor’s degree of Industrial Design AD (Pratt Institute New York and the Royal Institute of Copenhagen). Susan has also completed her Masters in Design (University of Technology Sydney) and has, over time, become a connoisseur of her hometown New York City.

Susan is currently working as an industrial designer and design lecturer. She has headed design teams as design director with Steinegger Planning and Design New York and here she shares with us some of her favourite travel destinations and design icons from around the world.

Your name: Susan Weir

What you do: Industrial Designer / Design Educator

Your latest projects: Funkytower -a sculpture of soft stackable seating and ‘Styling’, a  study module for an online interior design school.

What is your favourite:

travel destinations New York City in Spring , and sailing in the Greek Islands, anytime .

hotel/place to stay The Ace Hotel in New York

airline Swiss Air

magazine Domus

three people that inspire you

1) Amelia Earhart

2) Steve Jobs

3) Frank Gehry

design classic 1966 MG B V8 Roadster

new design Philippe Starck Neoz series for Driade

meal Bouillabaisse

restaurant Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point

drink Ginger, lemon and cranberry juice with Bombay Gin

bar Old King Cole Bar at the St. Regis, New York

gallery/museum Carlo Scarpa’s Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona , Italy

book Interview with History, by Oriana Fallaci

item in your studio Materials for Inspirational Design by Chris Lefteri

artwork Cy Twombly’s Three Studies from the Temeraire

artist Henry Moore

piece of technology orange Dyson DC25

Learn more about Susan Weir’s tour of New York City by reading this article on Habitus Living.

Visit the website: Food and Design 2012