Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Hometown: Whistler, Canada.
Studio location: Vancouver, Canada.
Describe what you make: I’m predominantly busy designing luminaires for ANDlight, however there are many peripherals which are required for day-to-day business which I’m involved in the creation of as well. I also have a blanketed ambition to design more furniture, objects, spaces, and other products.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: By far my most important project has been the development of our company ANDlight, which I co-founded with Matt Davis and Lukas Peet. We set out to build a vehicle for our own creative ideas; a place where we could freely create, design, develop, manufacture, plan, and take products to market all under our own direction. This was definitely not the easy route, however it did allow us to learn really quickly how to do everything related to our business. We’ve been doing this for about seven years and it allows us to work with a great group of people, as well as does literally help us share our designs around the world.
Describe the problem your work solves: The basic concept is to deliver light to spaces by means of a unique, thoughtful, and very functional design, which should remain visually attractive for a long time.
Describe the project you are working on now: Standouts are a very large-scale pendant with very unique light qualities, which will be launching in September 2021 at Euroluce/Salone del Mobile. I’ve also been developing a wall-mounted version of the Vale pendant system, which will be launching soon. Outside of lighting, I’ve recently designed a fun multi-utility wall hook called Omega which I’m expecting samples of soon.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: For ANDlight, we just launched a ceiling and wall mounting system for our Pipeline range—this is really exciting because it enables a really useful modular set of lighting tools to mount directly to the architectural planes of a space, which act as a canvas for the system. I’m really excited to see how it’s interpreted and applied by architects and designers.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: We have a really nice espresso machine in our studio. This is great because not only does it make incredible coffee, but also is a good excuse to break away from work for five minutes. Also, I think natural light is very important!
What you do when you’re not working: These days I fantasize about going surfing.
Sources of creative envy: My father, the lifelong musician; he practices for hours every day because he loves it, and I think with his music he’s a little bit of a perfectionist. His dedication and love of playing becomes brilliantly clear whenever I have the opportunity to see him perform. When he’s playing, he’s very focused, but also having so much fun because he loves it. It has shown me hard work and dedication is necessary, but also the pursuit of what you love doing is fulfilling.
The distraction you want to eliminate: The short lifespan of my mouse batteries.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? Farmhouse.
Remember or forget? Usually forget to remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Aliens.
Dark or light? Dark literally gives my day purpose.