If you can just be yourself, then you have to be original because there's no one like you.
I'm always working. Like a lot of creative people I can't switch off. I can't disassociate work from pleasure. My job is my hobby.
I don't have any furniture of mine in my room.
My job as a designer is to look into the future. Not to use any frame of reference that exists
If I can feel freedom then I can create.
The fashion industry has an enormous amount to offer in what we do in industrial design because fashion is fast, fashion has its finger on the pulse. There are very few creative industries that work on that rhythm.
If you see something that you feel is familiar it gives you an important kind of emotional connection.
I made some salt and pepper shakers a while back and waited three years for them to come.
Design schools are good, I guess, sometimes I visit schools, but they are very very limiting.
With the Solaris, however, I wanted to design a very simple, elegant dress watch
Yeah, my dream would be to work for 6 months and then have 6 months to play, just snowboarding, surfing, and going to cool places to listen and be alone and kinda chill out.
Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.
I'd love to be approached to do ordinary things more.
I was much more interested in making things than in designing them.
I think it's really important to design things with a kind of personality.
I'm fascinated with materials, with processes, with technologies.
To create well I have to be in a good mood, happy and cool.
But to me, to be original is to be yourself.
People kind of tend to mystify design and architecture by suggesting you need to train.
If somebody asked me about my inspiration I would say that it's not the peopleand it's not the things, it's travel and experiencing different environments.
And where I grew up in Australia, surfing was a part of culture.
I have a lot of objects in my space, little things, reminders, memories.
I'm interested in youth culture and popular culture.
I don't like to make my life like a book.
So if I want to buy a light in a shop and I don't find a light that I like, I think to myself what would I like? What would I like to buy? Then I started to imagine and design it for myself a lot of the time.
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