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Design Hunter™ Q&A with Nick Tobias

In the March 28 issue of Habitus, Nick Tobias from Tobias Partners tells us about his design favourites. Here we get a taste of what’s in the up coming issue.

Principal of Tobias Partners, Nicks’ innate style has guided the vision of many award-winning projects. He turns a practised eye to interior products for our design hunter special.

“In the context of Australia’s indoor-outdoor lifestyle, Alvar Aalto’s blonde wood trolley truly thrives. Its use of natural materials and simple, organic forms allow it to sit comfortable in any room, or out door space.”

Tea Trolley by Alvar Aalto

“This Artemide lamp is an industrial design classic. I have one over my workspaces at home and at the office. They have such personality – it’s like having a friend with you as you work!”

Tolomedo lamp by Artemide

“Long Island sofa – the name says it all, really… It’s “long” – long enough to sleep on with wonderful low line proportions. It’s an “island”, happily existing all on its own. It’s day-bed depth makes for extraordinary comfort.”

Long Island Sofa by Flexform

“Swiss ball – completely practical, endlessly versatile, pure geometry in a single block color: something that adds a bit of life to many spaces.”

Swiss Ball

“Bookshelf – again, this unit has lovely proportions. It’s modular and adjustable which I tend to like in general. there are no real fixings – the timber elements all slot together. it is very contemporary however a classic piece of craftsmanship.”

Tobias Partners

Habitus #15 out 28 March 2012