product design

S21 E1 – Biker Architecture and Design with Massimo Minale

Kitchen design using Buster + Punch lights and handles
Pull bar and door handle packaged in boxes made from sugar cane waste
Buster + Punch's physical store in London's Shoreditch neighborhood

Welcome back to The Chaise Lounge. In the first episode of season 21, Nick talks to Stockholm-based, London-born designer Massimo Minale, founder of Buster + Punch a home fashion and custom motorcycle company that he started as a way to feel more creatively fulfilled after days of putting effort into architecture projects he might never see turn into a building.

After making bikes for such clients as Keith Richards, Minale found himself getting requests for furniture that matched the aesthetic of the bikes, resulting in The Rockstar Bar. From there, Buster + Punch moved toward making fashionable home products that were just a step up from the local hardware store without being ludicrously expensive. As an architect, Minale was often frustrated by the process of sourcing pieces both liked and was happy budgeting for. So Buster + Punch launched a line of fashion light switches consumers and designers could be excited to use and be happy to pay for.

To see more of what Buster + Punch is doing, visit busterandpunch.us or busterandpunch.com and follow on Instagram @busterandpunch to see how the products look in action and the anouncement of new products.

My original goal was to get people interested in interiors that never thought they would be interested in interiors.

Massimo Minale

Chaise Lounge Updates

Thank you for joining the Chaise Lounge in season 21!

Our new podcast Coast to Coast Design is live! Give it a listen to learn about just how many ways there are to run a design business.

Resources

Upcoming Markets

Modernism Week – Feb 14 – 24, 2019

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Wrap Up

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