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Design Hunter Q+A with Samantha Eades

Porsches, yachts, Negronis and m&ms… The eclectic and considered favourites of Samantha Eades.

Your name: Samantha Eades

What you do: Director of Eades &Bergman – Interiors and Architecture

Your latest project: Little Hunter – A basement restaurant in Little Collins St, Melbourne

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1)  Zaha Hadid – a bold woman         

     2)  Achille Castigliano – timeless sophistication

3)  Alexander McQueen – creativity without inhibition

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Vintage Porsche 356 and a Wally Yacht!

Chair model: Paulistano Chair 1957 by Paulo Mendes Da Rocha

Residential space: Robyn Boyd Courtyard House in Walsh St South Yarra

Commercial space: De Beers Diamond Building, Ginza, Tokyo 

Decorative product: Christopher Boots Simple I Light  

Functional product: A Thermomix

Handmade goods: My knitted slippers from Chelsea Market, NYC

Mass-produced good: Apple iPad

Meal: My fish tacos!

Restaurant: Cumulus Inc

Drink: Negroni

Bar: Longplay, North Fitzroy Melbourne

Item in your studio:  NY Industrial table with swing out chairs from the 1940’s.

Piece of technology: Apple Airport Express for wireless music

Historical figure: Oscar Wilde for his philosophy of aestheticism and wit

Fictional character: James Bond – I love his gadgets!

Vice: French cheese and peanut m&m’s

Virtue: I’m dynamic and passionate in everything I do

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? To me it means finding key pieces or spaces that “pop” whilst maintaining an authenticity and timeless sophistication.