Q&A with Design Hunter™ Jon Holland

This week on habitusliving.com Jon Holland from Space Furniture talks about some of his design favourites

16 Feb 2012

Jon Holland lives and breathes design. To him the term Design Hunter means an often uncontrollable and unabating obsession for design. This week he shares with us his personal passions for designers and objects.

Your name: Jon Holland

What you do: State Manager for Space Furniture in Victoria.

Your latest project: Laying out our new showroom displays for this year

What is your favourite…

travel destination Milan

airline Qantas

magazine Broadsheet

watchmaker Omega

three people that inspire/excite you

1) Jasper Morrison for his understanding of design and overall philosophy

2) Tadao Ando for creating the most emotive spaces

3) Maarten Van Severen for his detailing and refined rawness

design classic Le Corbusier’s Ronchamp Chapel

new design  Husk chair by Patricia Urquiola for B&B Italia

favourite type of chair At the moment it’s the Monopod by Japer Morrison for Vitra

meal  (I think the company you share a meal with is the most important part)

restaurant Spice Temple, Melbourne

drink Campari and soda

bar Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, Shoreditch, London

gallery/museum Heide Museum of Modern Art

book An Artist of the Floating World – Kashuo Ishiguro

item in your studio  Olivetti Valentine typewriter designed By Ettore Sottsass/Perry King

artwork Anish Kapoor – Void

artist Bill Viola

piece of technology Omega Speedmaster Professional – old technology, but the first watch worn on the moon

creative philosophy  Keep your eyes and mind open at all times

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