What's your proudest design moment to date?
I'm really into detailing so when I look back at some of the projects we've done I'm drawn to the little details and technical pieces like staircases. One that we did work on that sadly never came to fruition was a 3D printed elliptical staircase, but when they realised how long it would take to print it just wasn't feasible. But pushing the boundaries and trying to utilise new technology is an exciting part of what we do.
Have you noticed more clients requesting sustainable products as part of their briefs?
With every project you're trying to do your bit, you're trying to spec more recycled materials for example, and all those materials used to be revolting. Now they're quite lovely. Well, not all the time, but they're getting a hell of a lot better. I think it still feels like a bit of a token gesture, but it's better than nothing.
What would be a piece of advice that you would give to someone just starting in this industry?
Make sure you love it. It's hard work, so you need to really enjoy it. I don't know how you can test that. But if after a bit, you're not into it, find something you are into.