What’s your favorite room in your home?
I love my living room, I have a shelf full of books and found objects and a big window that looks down over the city. A perfect place for daydreaming.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Travel, Art, Film, manufacturing processes, and I am fascinated by human psychology.
Form vs. function?
Sometimes the function needs to be that it has to be well formed. There is a place for both.
Who are you design icons?
I love Charles and Ray Eames they really embodied being a designer as a lifestyle choice. They also applied their talents across so many disciplines—their film work is incredible.
In your opinion, what is the best designed item of all time?
That’s such a tough question as there are so many. For furniture, Charles and Ray Eames LCW chair is a classic as is Dieter Rams shelving for Vitsoe. It has to be something that is timeless.
What one item do you wish you owned?
Dieter Rams Vitsoe shelving.
What do you drive?
Mainly the London Underground, or a bicycle
What is your personal decorating style?
Eclectic mix. I love vintage mid-century modern furniture mixed with modern pieces.
What’s your favorite possession?
I used to be the head of development at Established & Sons and was lucky enough to receive a beautiful fluro yellow Zero-In table by BarberOsgerby. It is an incredible piece of engineering, The design was developed using sophisticated production techniques usually reserved for automotive manufacturing.
What was/is your biggest indulgence?
I just bought a new sofa, A 1960’s Greaves and Thomas sofa bed beautifully restored and reupholstered with Harris tweed fabric. There is this amazing shop in East London called 2&4 which has the most incredible archive of pieces.
Do you have one low budget decorating tip?
It’s all about being savvy in how you put together pieces mixing new with second hand. Making your own prints for the wall can be a nice way of bringing to life a room on a budget.
What are your interests outside of design?
I love doing exercise classes and yoga- I find its the perfect antidote for a constantly switch on brain. I also love to travel. There is nothing better then planning your next adventure.
What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
Challenge yourself everyday, enjoy the process and never stop learning.
To see all of Kirsty’s current works for CB2, go here.