In this issue of Perspectives, designers from London, Mexico and Toronto discuss emerging global trends and how they work with International clients to incorporate them into their respective locales.
Legacy Made Modern
Passion moves everything I do. Design is what I am. It's not a job, it's a way of life. For me designing is like alchemy: it is a question of finding the harmonious manner of combining, assembling, bringing together and transforming a number of ingredients with passion and clarity in order to meet a need and trigger a sensation.
A Textured Aesthetic
I am inspired by the world-class architecture and design here in London and the design conversations I have with my colleagues. Design to me is not insular but a collaborative process. Working with talented younger designers as well as experienced mentors, we can drive ideas forward. I don't consider this a job, this is my passion.
For me, design inspiration is everywhere.... you just have to go through life with your eyes open and stay receptive to new experiences. What inspires me to bring my best to work every day is the knowledge that a workplace design project has a lifespan of 10 to 15 years. We all spend more time at work than we do at home, so a person's office environment has a huge impact on their day-to-day quality of life.
I take inspiration from the world around me, reveling equally in the design history of London and the balance gained from a woodland walk. I have a natural curiosity and my strength lies in my ability to listen and fully understand a project brief.