Name: Ito Kish
What you do: Furniture (ITO KISH) & Interior designer and retailer (KISH).
Your latest project:
Re-designing iconic Filipino furniture and décor pieces for the new generation to appreciate. It will be launched this October during Manila FAME. And of course, my pieces to be available now in Australia gives me a crazy happiness!
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) Wes Anderson – Crazy beautiful mind!
2) Zaha Hadid – curves and size makes a big difference
3) Tom Ford – attitude, style and sex appeal
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: MY Gary Fisher Mountain bike
Chair model: Pantone chair. For its simplicity and making plastic high end.
Commercial space: the Zuellig building Makati City, Philippines
Decorative product: Crystal chandeliers. The brightest gems of all.
Functional product: Door bell. It answers a lot of questions!
Handmade good: Fan made of Buri
Mass-produced good: Flip flops
Meal: Green salad
Restaurant: Noma. Tried to eat 2x during my visit but can not always get a table then saw a story at CNN how they can be crazy about food development. I will eat next time on my next visit to Copenhagen. Promise.
Drink: Water/Fruit juice
Bar: I do not drink
Item in your studio: Murano table lamp
Piece of technology: Mobile Phone
Historical figure: Napoleon Bonaparte
Fictional character: Superman
Vice: Travelling. It feeds me creativity and energy.
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you?
I imagine them to be like Santa’s elves. They work non stop to give you something, feed you excitement and design the way we live.
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