Your name: Gerard Reinmuth
What you do: Architect (Terroir), Teacher, Curator, Writer, Traveller (and very amateur body-boarder).
Your latest project: Danish Design at the House
Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
What is your favourite…
Car/bike/plane/boat model: Ferrari Dino 246 (because I am a child of the 70s and it was one of the last of the “Dinos”, named after his son who died tragically in the 1950s).
Chair model: Hans Wegner CH07 Shell Chair (1963)
Residential space: My apartment in Bondi, it’s home.
Commercial space: Richard Goodwin’s studio, in Leichhardt, my home way from home.
Functional product: Any of the lights in Danish Design at the House. Lighting is so important and the Danes still do it best.
Handmade good: A leather folio that a local craftsman made for me in Hobart in 1991.
Mass-produced good: My Vespa and my Alfa.
Meal: Anything that ends with a really good chocolate dessert
Drink: Petaluma Coonawarra, the older the better
Bar: Malbec, in Elmergade or Istegade, Copenhagen
Item in your studio: “Yellow trace” paper. To open a roll means to relax and let your mind wander as you find a solution.
Piece of technology: Sennheiser PXC 450 Noiseguard headphones, flying has never been better.
Historical figure: Count Struensee, who came to influence the court of Denmark’s “mad” King Christian VII. A German abstract thinker and intellectual, he reformed Denmark with 1069 law changes in a year, abolishing torture and starting the democratisation of the country. After an affair with the King’s wife and a subsequent child, he was executed. Imperfect, but idealistic.
Fictional character: I was always into Batman. He is only human in the end – just with good equipment.
Vice: Under-utilised gym memberships in two countries.
Virtue: Generosity toward and promotion of my peers.
What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Find things that inspire you and surround yourself with them.
Image: Brett Boardman