The O†ce... Louise Olsen

Belle - - Contents - Pho­to­graph PAUL SUESSE

From jew­ellery to home­wares this de­signer is drawn to the light.

DE­SCRIBE YOUR WORK? I’m a di­rec­tor, cre­ative di­rec­tor, de­signer and artist. WHAT ARE YOUR DESK ES­SEN­TIALS? Sketch book, pen­cils and lap­top. I like some­thing liv­ing on my desk, such as a plant or fresh ow­ers, rocks and peb­bles that I have col­lected from my trav­els, books. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE? There is in­cred­i­ble nat­u­ral light which pours into my o ce. The space is also lled with trea­sures, which I have col­lected over the years and con­tinue to in­spire me. WHAT’S THE VIEW? It over­looks the Syd­ney city sky­line. DE­SCRIBE A TYP­I­CAL DAY AT THE OF­FICE. My days are lled with sketch­ing and de­sign­ing for new col­lec­tions and spe­cial projects. There are meet­ings with the de­vel­op­ment team about the cur­rent col­lec­tions, and emails keep me busy too. How­ever, as a de­signer, you never stop think­ing about what’s next and the end­less pos­si­bil­i­ties. DO YOU EN­TER­TAIN CLIENTS OR VIS­I­TORS HERE? We’ve held a num­ber of events at our Straw­berry Hills stu­dio. Last year we hosted a party for our 30th cel­e­bra­tion. We’ve also held din­ners for spe­cial oc­ca­sions. WHAT IS A DREAM DESK PIECE YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW? I would like to cre­ate a huge white resin desk for my o ce, de­signed specically for my needs. Desks are such a per­sonal part of our lives and the way we work. IF YOU COULD LO­CATE YOUR STU­DIO ANY­WHERE WHERE WOULD THAT BE? Over­look­ing the ocean, where I could dream, oat and nur­ture ideas. There’s some­thing about look­ing at the hori­zon and the chang­ing light that is end­lessly in­spir­ing. di­nosaur­de­signs.com.au

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