My design philosophy has always been the ‘Atelier-way-of-working’. That means that I hand-make my own colours, materials, and models and in doing so create new and unique shapes and forms. I have an eye for detail, and working by hand allows me to achieve that precision – whether it’s finding that exact shade of fluorescent pink or slightly tweaking the proportions of a seat for a more comfy sit.
Colour is my truest passion. It’s at the heart of what I design and something I like to toggle with from start to finish. Colour, and with it ideas of transparency, layering and grids have the potential to add so much dimensionality to a piece - it’s so much more than just the icing on the cake!
Nature is a big inspiration for my work. I like to say that flowers can never be too vulgar, no matter how bright they are. So that’s something I’m constantly challenging myself to further explore: how can I incorporate these bold colours whilst still achieving a sense of refinement?
I’m certainly no stranger to a touch of fluorescent – in fact, it’s almost become a signature. It used to be a real challenge to produce these fluorescents in different materials but over time and with the introduction of colour-fast inks, it’s increasingly achievable. To say I’m pleased is an understatement.
I’ve been fortunate to work with prestigious brands and museums – all of which have their own unique ethos and history. Understanding this DNA and exactly what each brand stands for is my starting place and a great source of inspiration. When collaborating, I strive for a finished product where we can honestly say that we see reflections of both our identities.
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