Tell us about an experience you had recently that has inspired you?
I always enjoy travelling to see how different people and cultures take on exhibitions, design promotion and bringing ideas to life. This year I visited Art Basel for the first time; not everything was relevant but the production, promotion and visitor experience was really interesting. I take something from every show I visit, design focussed or not.
What's the best thing you've seen at a show this year?
If I had to boil it down to one thing it would be the general quality of work at New Designers this year. The presentations across the product and furniture design colleges was excellent and it made me reflect on the quality of both design eduction in the UK, and the output. We need to be very careful to support design eduction as part of the industry and we’re delighted to be working with Matthew Pope this year, who won the 100% Design New Designers award for his Addax modular sofa.