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Design Hunter Q+A with Duncan Ward

Design Hunter Q+A with Duncan Ward

We catch up with the Design Director of Satelight to hear about his appropriately bright and luminous design favourites.

Your name: Duncan Ward

What you do: Design Director at Satelight Design

Your latest project: Creating a new collection of locally made light fittings and building an awesome production facility.

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1) Theo Jansen – Amazing kinetic sculptures
2) Olafur Eliasson – Beautiful lighting installations

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Wally Yachts

Chair model: Marcel Wanders Knotted Chair

Residential space: Isay Weinfeld

Commercial space: La Trobe University Molecular Science Building by Lyons or Mona Gallery

Decorative product: Satelight Aniseed Pendant

Functional product: iPad

Handmade good: Satelight Weaver Pendant Light

Mass-produced good: Nikon D800

Meal: Tapas

Restaurant: Movida

Drink: Moo Brew Dark Ale

Bar: Naked for Satin

Item in your studio: Sketch pad and materials library

Piece of technology: Light metre

Historical figure: Niels Bohr

Fictional character: Roy Batty – Blade Runner Replicant

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Finding the coolest stuff on the face of this earth, that is not found in a Google search.