Here, we ask designers to take a selfie and give us an inside look at their life.
Occupation: Designer and maker.
Studio location: North London.
Describe what you make: I make wooden objects from tableware to sculpture.
The most important thing you’ve designed to date: In the context of my work, “importance” doesn’t really factor. I approach design and creation with the same care and feeling—creating functional pieces brings pleasure, in the sense of its use, as much as sculptural vessels hopefully bring a sense of calm and reflection.
Describe the problem your work solves: Resolving form and line to achieve the balance that works for me is a constant part of what I do. Often the biggest problem I am trying to solve is making the intentional seem unintentional.
Describe the project you are working on now: It has been a real privilege to be involved in the Future Heritage show at this year’s Decorex, pushing myself to create new and larger work. Being supported and mentored by curator Corinne Julius has been wonderful. And exhibiting alongside a group of such amazing artists and makers.
A new or forthcoming project we should know about: A few collections for Michelin Star chefs and a couple of exciting exhibitions over the next 18 months.
What you absolutely must have in your studio: Music plays a big part in my life and the making process. I’m particularly enjoying the mellower side of things with Nils Frahm, a young German composer; Olafur Arnalds, an Icelandic multi-instrumentalist; and British composer Poppy Ackroyd.
What you do when you’re not working: Spend time with my partner and teenage boys, cooking, eating, and spending time with friends.
Sources of creative envy: I am inspired by everything from architecture to a fold on a piece of fabric and crumpled paper to the creations of many old and new designers and artists.
The distraction you want to eliminate: The noise of the current political climate.
Concrete or marble? Concrete.
High-rise or townhouse? High-rise.
Remember or forget? Remember.
Aliens or ghosts? Ghosts.
Dark or light? Dark.