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Design Hunter Q+A: Simone McEwan

Hot on the heels of her much lauded redesign of London’s iconic Olympic Studios, Melbourne born, London based interior designer Simone McEwan talks Brazilian architecture, Bauhaus chairs and Ferris Bueller with habitusliving.

Your name:  Simone McEwan

What you do: Interior Design & Design Consultancy

Your latest project: The interior design for the Olympic Studios, London

olympic_studios_1Olympic Studios, photograph by Paul Raeside

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) Paola Navone
2) Mathew Bourne
3) Phoebe Philo

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model:  A BMW E9 classic in black!

Chair model:  Robert Mallet Stevens Chair 727

Residential space: Lina Bo Bardi’s Casa di Vidro

Commercial space: The Barbican, London

Decorative product: All the gorgeous bedlinen from Larusi

Olympic Studios, photograph by Paul Raeside

Functional product: My Ally Cappellino Leather Rucksack

Handmade good: Ceramic plates by Kasper Wurtz

Mass-produced good: Duralex Gigogne tumblers for drinking red wine

MealHama Sushi, Venice Beach, LA

Restaurant: Bakfickan Stockholm 

DrinkMy holiday drink obsession, Aperol Spritz

BarThe Zetter Townhouse Cocktail Lounge and The Southampton Arms, for a pint. 

Olympic Studios, photograph by Paul Raeside

Item in your studioMy Moleskine notebook

Piece of technology: Spotify and my Jambox wireless speaker. 

Historical figure: Peggy Guggenheim

Fictional character: Ferris Bueller 

Vice: Too much chocolate!

Virtue: Always positive.

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ man to you?  A compulsive obsession for inspiration, insight and intelligence.