Design Hunter™ Q+A with Nicholas Karlovasitis

One half of the duo behind Australian design studio DesignByThem, Nicholas Karlovasitis shares a mix of modern, classic and witty design favourites with Habitusliving.

18 Oct 2012

Your name: Nicholas Karlovasitis

What you do: Director / Industrial Designer of DesignByThem.

 Your latest project: Stem Table

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1)  George Nelson (past design & ideas / wit)

     2)  Bouroullec Brothers (current design)

     3)  Brian P. Schmidt FRS


What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Porsche 356 or Mustang 67

Chair model: Jean Prouve Standard Chair

Residential space: I really like contemporary Japanese Architecture

Commercial space: Sydney Opera House

Decorative product: George Nelson Ball Clock

Functional product: Old Volvo Station Wagon (Fits everything in it)

Handmade good: My leather belt

Mass-produced good: Lego

meal: Pizza and some cold cuts.

restaurant: Pizza Mario

drink: Cold Beer on a hot day or a Smokey whiskey at night.

bar: too many and it depends on what kind of night it is going to be.

item in your studio: Coffee Grinder / Machine. Would die without it.

piece of technology: Mobile Phone (amazing what you can do on these)

historical figure: Too many to choose. Would feel bad if i remembered one later.

fictional character: Pepé Le Pew makes me laugh every time.

vice: chocolate, coffee, alcohol

virtue: humour 

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you?

A bearded man or bearded woman who goes out to kill designers.