Design Hunter™ Q+A with Maree Wilding

Habitusliving hears from Paperhangings Managing Director Maree WIlding about her design favourites

31 Jul 2012

Your name: Maree Wilding

What you do: I am Managing Director of Paperhangings, a wallpaper design and production company that does contract wallpaper printing for industry professionals and special projects. I am a wallpaper design consultant, oversee and participate in all aspects of production and am a consultant on Victorian period wallpapers and interior decorative schemes for the historic reproductions division. I also own Interior Productions for which I select and import textiles for interior designers, decorators and contractors (available at the Paperhangings Showroom, Hawthorn. Victoria).

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1)  Richard Branson

     2)  M.C. Escher 

     3)  Kiera Knightly

What is your favourite…

travel destination: Prague

hotel/place to stay:  Bauers Palladio Hotel and Spa, Venice

luxury goods company: Prada

value for money company: ebay

design classic: Moka Pot first patented by Luigi De Ponti for Alfonso Bialetti 

new design: The Mega Bulb by Danish Designer Sofie Refer

type of chair: The Corvo Chair by Bernhardt Design or Bentwood chairs 

meal: Classic Italian Meatballs with fresh tomato and basil Sugo

restaurant: Fiorelli, Camberwell. The best for pure, simple, fresh Italian.

drink: Caprioska

bar: Supper Club

Item of clothing for…
Winter: 
My Spanish Black suede calf length boots. They fold midway down the calf and taper in at the ankle to give the most beautiful illusion of an elongated, shapely leg!

Summer: Italian Leather sandals

artwork: Music, by Gustav Klimt

artistGustav Klimt

gallery/museum: Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao

book: Anna Karenina, Tolstoy

items in your studio: printing inks, squeegees and silk screens

piece of technology: iphone

historical figure: The leading women of the Suffragette Movement

fictional character: Anna Karenina

vice: Haigh’s Chocolate

virtue: hard working

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’™, mean to you? Searching for, collecting and/or designing objects that are the epitome of one’s own understanding of good design and that reflect the individual’s own style, beliefs and personality; so the objects themselves become an expression of the individual self. 

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