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Design Hunter Q+A with Chris Lee

In Sydney to speak at the Decoration + Design seminar series, Singapore designer Chris Lee shares his design favourites and passion for all things wine with habitusliving.com.

Your name: Chris Lee

What you do: Founder of Asylum

Your latest project: Johnnie Walker House Seoul

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:
1) Paul Harnden
2) Rei Kawakubo
3) Herzog & De Meuron

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Not really into cars, bikes, plane or boat! Sorry.

Chair model: None

Residential space: Any house by Marcio Kogan

Commercial space: Dominus winery by Herzog & De Meuron

Decorative product: Pig table by Front

Functional product: Wine opener by Laguiole

Handmade good: Paul Harnden wallets

Mass-produced good: Riedel wineglasses

Meal: Sushi Megumi in Kanazawa

Restaurant: Kahala in Osaka

Drink: La Tache from Domaine de Romanee Conti

Bar: Piano bar in Tokyo

Item in your studio: pen

Piece of technology: Projector

Historical figure: Oscar Niemeyer

Fictional character: Chappie (Tokyo)

Vice: Wine (it’s a vice cause I built a cellar for it!)

Virtue: Generous

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Insatiable hunt for the impossible