Stepping inside the shopfront in Sydney’s Balmain where David Granger and Bryan Marshall operate Bangdesign, the door bangs loudly behind me – a jangling introduction to the spare, low-key atmosphere of the studio. I join Granger and Marshall around a Bangdesign table and sit on lean ‘Talon’ carbon-fibre chairs, also Bangdesigned, to discuss the progress of their sixteen-year old company. They immediately come across as a couple of nice, normal easy-going guys – open, affable and unpretentious. Their enthusiasm for their work, however, can’t be restrained.
It’s more like zeal, more like the live-it and breathe-it kind of motivation that blazes through.