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Belle - - Library R I Ght Now - Open up for eye­fuls of beau­ti­ful scenes.

WHAT HAS IN­FORMED AND IN­SPIRED YOUR DE­SIGN AES­THETIC? My pas­sion for de­sign came nat­u­rally from a young age. I have drawn in­spi­ra­tion from trav­el­ling, dif­fer­ent cul­tures and art. Col­lab­o­ra­tions with ar­chi­tects, clients and in­dus­try lu­mi­nar­ies have in­flu­enced my aes­thetic. In re­cent years, my con­nec­tions with de­sign­ers who work for the Boffi col­lec­tion have shaped my phi­los­o­phy. I con­sider my­self a purist. Also in­flu­en­tial has been my ex­pe­ri­ence in multi-dis­ci­plined de­sign firms, such as my pre­vi­ous business, Pike With­ers. I have worked on res­i­den­tial, hos­pi­tal­ity and com­mer­cial in­te­ri­ors which have given me well-rounded ex­pe­ri­ence and, I would say, a holis­tic ap­proach. IS THERE A COM­MON EL­E­MENT OR AP­PROACH THAT RUNS THROUGH ALL AS­PECTS OF YOUR WORK? The site drives my ap­proach as much as lis­ten­ing to the clients’ needs and un­der­stand­ing their per­son­al­ity. I al­ways try to be flex­i­ble with my aes­thetic to work with the vi­sion of the space that the clients have. I don’t like to of­fer a stan­dard so­lu­tion but to cre­ate some­thing unique that re­flects their style. WHAT AP­PEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE SITE OF BOFFI STU­DIO AND WHAT DID THE AL­TER­ATIONS EN­TAIL? The his­toric build­ing and our creative neigh­bours who re­side in the build­ing. It is the per­fect can­vas to show­case the life­style we de­liver in line with the strong brand im­age that Boffi has world­wide. An­other ap­peal­ing as­pect is that it isn’t an ob­vi­ous site for a show­room, more of a des­ti­na­tion for de­sign en­thu­si­asts. Lo­ca­tion and ac­ces­si­bil­ity for our clients is key and Dar­linghurst is a fab­u­lous lo­ca­tion in those terms. We opened up the fa­cade in early 2013 to cre­ate more nat­u­ral light and vis­i­bil­ity from the street. In mid-2017, we ex­panded to the first floor with an apart­ment to fur­ther show­case the Boffi and Depadova col­lec­tions. HOW WOULD YOU DE­SCRIBE THE COM­PLETED IN­TE­RI­ORS? A Boffi in­te­rior! Now that Boffi has ac­quired Depadova, a beau­ti­ful Mi­lanese fur­ni­ture brand, we of­fer our clients a com­plete and bal­anced

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