What drew you to become a designer?
My passion for design started when I was a young girl, whilst observing my father work as a carpenter. Because of carpentry’s inherent limitation on material options - primarily wood blended with traces of natural material - I
grew to appreciate simplicity and minimalistic design. Reflecting back on my childhood, I remember the first time I watched my father take an untreated piece of wood and shape it into furniture. It was a game changing “aha moment” for me; the moment I realized that I wanted to go on to study design.
Can you describe your dream client?
To deliver the best service available in a highly professional way it is for me, as a designer, important to have the ability to express my ideas freely whilst deeply understanding my clients requirements. Ideally I would like to work with clients who are free to experiment but who also have a similar creative preferences. In this way our work together becomes a collaboation that produces very personalised and unique design solutions.
What has been your most rewarding project to date?
In the University I created a central concept of a music therapy room for disabled children. The room was full of instruments and my task was to create an ambience which suggests tranquillity but also meets required regulations. I
created storage for the devices and integrated the intentions of the room whilst also providing a place where the children and therapist could enjoy and feel safe to spend their time in.
What do you think is the most challenging aspect of being an interior designer?
I think the most challenging aspect for any interior designer is to obtain a clear understanding of their clients expectations. When that is achieved, the coordination of materials, implementation and management of the project can be a smooth process that is enjoyed from both sides.
Without having that understanding from the beggining, this would be the most challenging.