Early in Suzanne’s career she moved to the USA and began working on in store development for Italian fashion labelBenetton. Her interest in retail space and design then led her to work for Paul Smith as Retail Coordinator and for Ralph Lauren as Creative Coordinator for Polo Store Development in Europe.
Currently visiting Australia to promote Bernhardt Design at Ke-zu, this week Suzanne took time out to share with us some of her design favourites.
Your name: Suzanne Trocmé
What you do: Curator/Author/Furniture Designer
Your latest project: Curating the London Design Festival
What is your favourite…
travel destination – New York for weekend, the Antipodes for relaxation
hotel/place to stay – still The Mercer, always the Mercer, New York.
airline – Virgin – it goes to all my places.
magazine – New York Times Magazine
watchmaker – I wear Cartier casually, Jaeger-LeCoultre otherwise.
luxury goods company – Bottega Veneta
three people that inspire and excite you
1) Martin Brudnizki – hotel designer and friend
2) Nadja Swarovski – we laugh a lot and get things done
3) John Pawson architect – he is my rock
design classic – Patricia Urqioula’s Bloomy chair. A new classic. And Mies’ Barcelona chair without question.
new design – anything by Raw Edges
meal – Coulibiac – Russian fish pie
restaurant – Tinello London
drink – Champagne
bar – The external bar at Soho Beach House Hotel, Miami
gallery/museum – LACMA Los Angeles
book – whatever I am reading – currently Cry Havic by Simon Mann
item in your studio – a highly colourful bowl by Campagna Brothers bought at a charity auction.
artwork – self portrait by my husband – his voice trace painted. He is an artist.
artist – Jeff Koons but don’t tell my husband.
piece of technology – iPad – I practically live in it.
creative philosophy – logical design becomes emotive design.
what does the term ‘Design Hunter’™ mean to you? The ability to edit.