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Design Hunter™ Q+A with Gidon Bing

New Zealand-based wood sculptor Gidon Bing shares his ideas on design and inspiration with Habitusliving.

Your name: Gidon Bing

What you do: Sculptor and designer

Your latest project: A couple of steam bent plywood sculptural reliefs for a corporate commission in Paris and Lège-Cap-Ferret

What is your favourite…

travel destination: Tel Aviv

hotel/place to stay:  Hotel Clonimus

airline: ElAL

magazine: Designboom

luxury goods company: Lindt chocolate

design classic: Isamu Noguchi’s Playground Equipment

new design:  Asaf Weinbroom series II desklamps

favourite type of chair: Thebes Stool

meal: Nasi Lemak

restaurant: Sabich Frishman street food

drink: cafe hafooch

bar: Golden Dawn

gallery/museum: Janco-Dada Museum situated in the Dadaist founded Artists village of Ein Hod.

book: Will Self, Grey Area

item in your studio: My Hoya plant that belonged to my grandmother

artwork: Human Concretion Alsatian by Jean Arp

artist: Kasimir Malevich

piece of technology: Plywood

What inspired you to be a designer? Compulsion, and passionate friends and family.

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

1)  My 10 month year old daughter Mika

2)  Constantin Brancusi

3)  Charles Bucowski

What is your creative philosophy?  Be playful, bold, expressive and Honest in the selection, treatment and finishing of material.

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? An aesthetic compulsion to create, collect, curate.