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Design Hunter Q+A: Bradhly Le

Interior Designer Bradhly Le shares his design passions with habitusliving, ranging from military aircraft to Tuscan wine and leather.

Your name: Bradhly Le

What you do: Interior Designer at HASSELL

Your latest projects: Clemenger BBDO, Sydney; Fanuli Showroom, Sydney

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Oki Sato
2) Bjarke Ingels
3) Sir David Attenborough

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: AV-8B Harrier II Jumpjet. Who wouldn’t be impressed by a jet that can take off vertically from a standing position?

Chair model: Hiroshima Lounge Chair in beech by Naoto Fukasawa for Maruni

Residential space: Holman House in Dover Heights by Durbach Block Jaggers. Gravity defying and set beautifully within its context. Imagine waking up to that view each day!

Commercial space: PRADA in Aoyama, Tokyo by Herzog and De Meuron.

Decorative product: KALEIDO by Clara von Zweigbergk for Hay. A collection of beautiful trays that can be configured into a myriad of shapes and patterns.

Functional product: Kelvin Lamp by Antonio Citterio & Toan Nguyen. Non-pretentious and produces a perfect light for reading.

Handmade good: A hand made Leather Briefcase I picked up from a leather craftsman during a recent trip to Florence.

Mass-produced good: Almond Magnum Mini ice creams.

MealFreshly made Pad Thai from the streets of Bangkok.

Restaurant: Bistro Moncur in Woollahra.

DrinkSangiovese from Tuscany. 

BarQuimet y Quimet, Barcelona. A tiny hole in the wall bar that serves unique wines and the most creative tapas I’ve ever had. 

Item in your studio0.2mm black Artline pen. No studio should exist without these! 

Piece of technologyiPhone

Historical figure: Leonardo da Vinci: An artist, musician, inventor, philosopher, engineer, anatomist, architect and all round over achiever. Was there anything this man could not do?

Fictional character: Although he isn’t a fictional character, I have always secretly wished to be reincarnated as the legendary Ninja Master Hattori Hanzo. 

Vice: Eating an occasional kebab for breakfast to cure a serious hangover. 

Virtue: Always inspired and always learning…

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Meeting a design challenge with clarity and precision to achieve an outcome that is beautiful and valued.

Image by Nicole England

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