Design Hunter™ Q+A with Dean Angelucci

Dean Angelucci, owner of Angelucci 20th Century, shares his design favourites with Habitusliving

23 Apr 2013

Your name: Dean Angelucci

What you do: Owner of Angelucci 20th Century, retailing an eclectic mix of product, focusing on vintage 20th Century design imported from Europe. Also included are contemporary bespoke lounge ranges, outdoor furniture and homewares.

Your latest project: development of a new low table for our range

Who are three people that inspire/excite you: 

     1)  My Wife, designer Lisa Gorman

     2)  Angelo Mangiarotti, particularly for his Eros marble table series

     3)  Architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Almost all car designs by the Milan-based design house Zagato

Chair model: The Sheriff chair by Sergio Rodriguez

Residential space: Our own home by Nest Architects

Commercial space: The Parco dei Principi Hotel in Sorrento (Italy) by Gio Ponti

Decorative product: ceramics by Dame Lucie Rie

Functional product: KAI Santoku Chefs knife

Handmade good: A classic shirt by Christian Dior

Mass-produced good: The Bialetti percolator

Meal: Tinned Orazzuro Sardines on buttered sourdough toast with lemon juice and parseley. (Hangover-specific)

Restaurant: Impossible to have just one, living in Melbourne !

Drink: Victorian Pinot Noir

Bar: Enoteca in Gertrude st Fitzroy

Item in your studio: a Red pen

Piece of technology: Smart phone

Historical figure: Victorian convict/escapee William Buckley

Fictional character: Ferris Bueller

Vice: red wine

Virtue: My glass is always half full

What does the term ‘Design Hunter™’ mean to you? Pursuing the notion that ones’ reality is enhanced by the functional, beautiful, and sublime.