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Design Hunter Q + A: Matt Moran

Matt Moran Design Hunter Habitus Living

Restaurateur, chef, author and TV host, Matt Moran shares his love for local produce and food as experience in nearly every medium you could ask for. We love his enthusiasm for sharing. Here we find out about Matt’s favourite spaces, design pieces and, of course, favourite restaurant.


Name: Matt Moran

Where you are from/live: I grew up on a farm in Badgerys Creek and now live in Sydney.

What you do: I’m a chef and restaurateur

What inspires you? Fresh seasonal produce!

Three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Producers, growers and farmers
2) My kids
3) Great chefs of the past and present

What is your favourite…

Chair model: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Car model: Audi RS7
Travel destination: Croatia to relax / New York for excitement
Residential space: My home
Commercial space: The Sydney Opera House
Functional product: My Global chefs knives
Handmade good: I have a beautiful Scandinavian hatstand that’s handmade
Mass-produced good: Sunbeds in the pool!
Item in your studio: Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman
Time of day to work/play: 24/7 – it’s all work and play!
Meal: I’m a chef, this is too hard to answer! I always say I have one meal a day, it starts at 8am and finishes at midnight.
Restaurant: Chiswick in Woollahra, Sydney
Drink: Vodka martini
Bar: This is a tricky one but I’ve always liked Shady Pines in Sydney.
Piece of technology: Meat thermometer
Historical figure: I admire so many! It’s more recent obviously, but I’d have to say Nelson Mandela
Vice: Chocolate!
Virtue: My mates always say I’m very generous.

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? A person who seeks out well designed goods!

Matt Moran

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