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Design Hunter™ Q+A with Jutta Busen

Habitusliving catches up with Jutta Busen, export manager for german furniture brand hülsta, to hear about her design favourites.

What you do: Export manager hülsta

Your latest project: Building up strategically new markets for hülsta furniture, i.e. Australia, New Zealand and Canada

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Audi TT

Chair model: D5 from hülsta (what else J)

Residential space: Portomaso Marina in Malta

Commercial space: Dubai Mall, UAE

Decorative product: Rosenthal studio-line china collection

Functional product: Nespresso coffee machines

Handmade good: My self-knitted scarves

Mass-produced good: flavoured candles vanilla flavour (in particular during the dark and cold German pre-xmas time)

meal: German potato pancakes

restaurant: Bahnhof Bottrop Nord  (former trainstation converted into a Mediterranean restaurant)

drink: there are a few, but in particular “Aperol sprizz” and “Bellini” (Italian aperitifs)

bar: Skyview bar Burj-Al-Arab in Dubai

piece of technology: My brand new Miele washing machine!

historical figure: St. Nikolaus (Santa Claus) – this reminds me of my lovely childhood

fictional character: baloo bear (the jungle book, Disney)

vice: ice-cream with egg-liquor (advocaat – dutch specialty)

virtue: honesty!

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Searching inspiring interior solutions without losing the realistic view for feasibility!