Nine years ago, architect and industrial designer Massimo Buster Minale established Buster + Punch – the “lovechild” of architecture, custom motorbikes and London’s subculture.
Taking a “love of making things and metal” to functional fittings for the home, Massimo’s ever-growing product range is determinedly not boring. “We want to ruffle feathers and get people talking – whether they love or hate us,” he admits. “It’s really important that we are original and bring something new to the market every time we make a product.” This approach, and a desire to change how people feel about design details in their homes – from light switches to cabinetry hardware – has underpinned the brand’s success.
While in Melbourne, we sat down with Massimo Buster Minale to rewind to where it all began, discuss fashion’s influence on Buster + Punch, and learn the biggest headlines for the brand in the year ahead.