Tell us a little bit about yourself: Who are you?
I am a designer based in London. I trained as an architect, but I write, teach, design products and interiors, as well as architecture and videos. I am currently a Designer in Residence 2013 at the Design Museum in London, and you can follow that project as it develops on its own blog.
I am, and always have been, inspired by a combination of classical architecture – from Greek column & post, through Roman concrete vaults, to Renaissance domes – and contemporary popular culture, often of the silliest kind – from novelty mugs to Katie Perry music videos. I think the friendly rivalry of these two occupations shows through in most of my work.
I learned 3D design in architecture school and I think I came across Shapeways in an article in a newspaper, I can’t remember which. I thought what a great business model it sounded like so I was following it as a customer for some time. I have a passion for ceramics so when they introduced ceramics I began setting up a shop.