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Design Hunter™ Q+A with Shareen Joel

Shareen Joel, industrial and interior designer and editor of Share Design gives us her pick of design favourites.

Your name:  Shareen Joel

What you do: Designer – Industrial & Interior for Shareen Joel Design and Share Design

Your latest project: High End residential building and interior design, product design

Who are three people that inspire/excite you:

     1) Achille Castiglioni

     2) Piero Lissoni

     3) Carine Roitfeld

What is your favourite…

Car/bike/plane/boat model: Bike- Velorbis – pure style! Boat- Brenta 60 Car- New & vintage Porsche 911 & Aston Martin DB7– the styling never dates!

Chair model: Cassina Utrecht– it’s both classic and surprisingly comfortable.

Residential space: Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye. The design is simple, honest and beautiful – a dream house!

Commercial space: I love the Louvre glass pyramid – it’s incredible to stand inside and look up. Also, locally I love the new RMIT Design Hub. The pivoting circles on the façade cast stunning shadows throughout.

Decorative product: Art- paintings & sculptures

Functional product: Artemide Tizio Task Lamp – I have one at work and home.

Handmade good: Natural hide Robert Clergerie tote bag & Fredericia Borge Morgensen leather dining chairs. The leather patinas beautifully.

meal: I can’t go past steak tartare with loads of spice!

restaurant: Nopi in London

drink: A thirst quenching Caprioska.

item in your studio: The Tivoli radio– I cant bare the quiet in the office!

piece of technologyMacBook Pro & iphone– although predictable!

What does the term ‘Design Hunter’ mean to you? Always being on the look out for new inspiration and great design. 

Check out a copy of Habitus 17 (available September 19) to learn more about Shareen Joel’s design studio and website.