Design Hunter™ Q&A with Henry Wilson

Henry Wilson is a designer whose practise is built around his belief that design should be both built for longevity and honestly resolved.

29 Mar 2012

A graduate with first class honours from the Australian National University, he also holds a Masters in Man and Humanity from the Design Academy Eindhoven in The Netherlands. Here on Habitusliving.come he gives us a brief snapshot of his design favourites.

Your name:

Henry Wilson

What you do:

Designer

Your latest project:

‘A-joint’ a joinery system for pre-dimensioned timber.

What is your favourite…

travel destination

The ocean - sailing.

hotel/place to stay

Damp, narrow bunk bed on said sailing boat.

airline

Valium

magazine

Monocle 

Watchmaker.

Timex

luxury goods company

Weltevree

three people that inspire/excite you

1) E. Barber & J. Osgerby

2) Dr Rodney Hayward

3) Irma Boom

design classic

Zeroll ice-cream scoop & Gio Ponti Superleggra.

new design

Light house lamp, Bouroullec Brothers

favourite type of chair

Gio Ponti supperleggra

meal

Oysters, brown bread, cold butter.

restaurant

Berta, Sydney

drink

Cold whiskey

gallery/museum

Chichu Art Museum, Benesse Art Site Naoshima, Japan.

book

A place of my own, Michael Pollan

item in your studio

Very old heat lamp used for infant jaundice. Made in Sydney.

artwork

Open Sky , 2004 by James Turrell.

artist

China De La Vega

piece of technology

wireless speakers.

creative philosophy

material and functional honesty.

Learn more about this designer by visiting Henry Wilson’s website or Trent & Henry