Susan’s design credentials span from being an internationally published, award-winning interior and industrial designer, to holding a Bachelor’s degree of Industrial Design AD (Pratt Institute New York and the Royal Institute of Copenhagen). Susan has also completed her Masters in Design (University of Technology Sydney) and has, over time, become a connoisseur of her hometown New York City.
Susan is currently working as an industrial designer and design lecturer. She has headed design teams as design director with Steinegger Planning and Design New York and here she shares with us some of her favourite travel destinations and design icons from around the world.
Your name: Susan Weir
What you do: Industrial Designer / Design Educator
Your latest projects: Funkytower -a sculpture of soft stackable seating and ‘Styling’, a study module for an online interior design school.
What is your favourite:
travel destinations New York City in Spring , and sailing in the Greek Islands, anytime .
hotel/place to stay The Ace Hotel in New York
airline Swiss Air
three people that inspire you
1) Amelia Earhart
2) Steve Jobs
3) Frank Gehry
design classic 1966 MG B V8 Roadster
new design Philippe Starck Neoz series for Driade
restaurant Fratelli Paradiso, Potts Point
drink Ginger, lemon and cranberry juice with Bombay Gin
gallery/museum Carlo Scarpa’s Museo di Castelvecchio, Verona , Italy
book Interview with History, by Oriana Fallaci
item in your studio Materials for Inspirational Design by Chris Lefteri
artwork Cy Twombly’s Three Studies from the Temeraire
artist Henry Moore
piece of technology orange Dyson DC25
Learn more about Susan Weir’s tour of New York City by reading this article on Habitus Living.
Visit the website: Food and Design 2012