Your name: Marc Fong
What you do: Head of Research+Design for Herman Miller International
Your latest project: New product line extensions to Arras (Gold winner at 2011 Australia Design Award)
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) My father
2) My mother
3) My brother and sister – sorry’s that’s four!
What is your favourite…
travel destination: Japan
hotel/place to stay: a modest house or a sprawling villa, not a hotel room
luxury goods company: No favourite – owning a bag hand made by someone I know is my view on luxury
value for money company: Toyota – they define value for money
design classic: Herman Miller Eames Aluminum Group chair
new design: Not that new, but I do like the Dyson fan and so does every child
type of chair: a comfortable one..
meal: a nice Malaysian chicken curry fragranced by generous use of lemongrass, with crusty baguette
restaurants: Shunju in Tokyo, especially the one in Shibuya, Keung Kee, 5 minutes walk from my apartment in Hong Kong
bar: Sky Bar in Bangkok
Item of clothing for…
Winter: a warm long coat
artwork: Rothko – the orange, red and yellow one
artist: Cy Twombly
gallery/museum: Guggenheim Bilbao
item in your studio: my Mitutoyo vernier caliper – delightful!
piece of technology: file sharing
historical figure: Admiral Zheng He
fictional character: Madonna
vice: none in my opinion…
virtue: don’t know of any
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’™ mean to you? Name of a movie about a mildly unhinged character who only dates designers..