104 Patty Hava looks to the universe for ideas for her product designs.
PATTY HAVA TAKES HER CUES from the universe, allowing for what she sees as gentle cosmic nudges in the right direction, as if in tune with some kind of predetermination. Fortuitously, her success as a commercial and residential interior designer and her most recent foray into product design display a discipline and talent that could conquer any pursuit.
After her not-so-humble beginnings working on multi-million dollar commercial projects in Sydney, Melbourne and London, Patty made the decision, or perhaps the universe made it for her in the guise of the global nancial crisis, to establish her own practice, Hava Studio, in 2009. One of her rst solo endeavours was to enter a competition to design a display unit for a new development in Central London with only one day until entries closed. When she won, Patty knowingly took it as “a tick from the universe” signalling that she was on the right path. Fast forward to today and she is now approaching product design in an organic way, allowing the same imperceptible force to propel her. “I nd myself doodling the same thing over and over again, kind of obsessively, and I think, ‘That’s enough, it’s time to get you made’.” Her iconic ‘Invisible Cities’ candleholders came into being when the triangular shapes continuously appeared on her page after a Venice trip. Similarly, of her pièce de résistance, the ‘Hyperion’ sideboard (pictured), a luxury ling cabinet originally designed for a Sydney client’s CBD of ce, Patty matter-of-factly, almost maternally, says “This guy, I had been drawing him for years. It was time to be born.”
As she accumulates connections with local masters of their trades – marble workers, metal sculptors, joiners and artists – learning every day and above all enjoying the variety, Patty is quickly enhancing her skillset to become a design force to be reckoned with. A future zenith is clear, culminating in all she has learnt and will learn to be used simultaneously. “I would love to be like Frank Lloyd Wright and design every single piece in a space. That’s the aim.” havastudio.com Designer Patty Hava conjures objects of cosmic beauty from her inner eye.
PATTY HAVA WAS SHOT EXCLUSIVELY FOR BELLE BY WILL HORNER AT 350 GEORGE STREET, SYDNEY.