10 Questions with Susan Yun

Susan Yun, Associate IIDA, Senior Designer, Wolcott Architecture | Interiors

What is your favorite iconic chair:
The Egg Chair by Arne Jacobsen. I was captivated by the simple design and the mix of organic forms along with the homey, comfortable feeling. This is one of the chairs that I would love to get for myself and hand down to my kids.

What is your favorite California destination:
Napa Valley. Timing and memories are the defining aspects that make a place my favorite.  When I drove along the maple trees, millions of cherry blossom flower petals were dancing about in the wind. Looking back to that time, I am filled with nostalgic sweetness. Napa Valley is the place of my dreams.

What is your favorite color:
This is a difficult choice for me. My daughter picked purple as my favorite color.

What is your go-to outfit:
Jeans with a t-shirt and ballet flat shoes.

Where would we find you on the weekend:
Any beach or park, chasing after my two little girls.

Gold or Silver:
White Gold. I love the material of gold but the color of silver.

Beer or Wine:
Fruity tasting wine! I may drink a whole bottle by myself.

Beach or Mountains:
Both.  I love being by the water and the feeling of lounging. Although, I love the smell of trees and the sound of wind in the mountains. Recently I have not gone hiking on the mountain because they do not have stroller friendly roads.

Online or Print Magazines:
Online, due to its easy access by smart phone.

Open or Private Offices:
Open.  I can be focused in any kind of environment. I love the different type of vibes generated by creative and energetic people. I am easily inspired by daily life and people’s attitudes and emotions.  When I need to be recharged, I prefer to be by myself in a private area.

I was born in South Korea and I spent most of my 20’s in New Zealand. I currently live in Los Angeles. Since I was a kid, architecture has always been something I’ve wanted to do. I’ve always loved art, photography and traveling. The business part of my job and creating artistic yet functional spaces are really exciting aspects of my career. If I had not become an interior designer, I would be a restaurant owner.

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