Ba­sic in­stincts

Fur­ni­ture and prod­uct de­signer Tom Fere­day favours a sim­ple aes­thetic.

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Don­ald Judd [12]. CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART THAT YOU MOST AD­MIRE? I have col­lab­o­rated with her a num­ber of times. WHAT HAVE BEEN SOME OF THE KEY CRE­ATIVE IN­FLU­ENCES THAT Kate Banazi

HAVE IN­FORMED YOUR DE­SIGN PHI­LOS­O­PHY AND AES­THETIC? Af­ter a cou­ple of years I needed a brief to jus­tify why I was mak­ing fur­ni­ture. By ar­tic­u­lat­ing a process of hon­est de­sign I was able to not only jus­tify my ca­reer but guide it with ev­ery fu­ture project. WHICH DE­SIGN­ERS AND AR­CHI­TECTS DO YOU AD­MIRE AND WHY? I have al­ways been drawn to the work of Cala­trava [11]. His ar­chi­tec­tural works have al­ways im­pressed me with his im­pec­ca­ble at­ten­tion to de­tail. DO YOU COL­LECT ANY­THING? Watches. A very worn and dam­aged 1940s Longines watch is my favourite [10]. WHAT ARE YOUR FASH­ION MUST-HAVES? Clothes that hide dirt. FRA­GRANCE OF CHOICE? Soap [5]. MU­SIC – WHAT’S ON RO­TA­TION AT OF­FICE AND HOME? phase at the mo­ment. FAVOURITE FLOW­ERS?

Aus­tralian na­tives [13]. BEST DOWN­TIME (IF YOU HAVE ANY) PUR­SUIT? Red wine and movies. DO YOU EN­TER­TAIN AT HOME AND/OR WHAT IS YOUR RESTAU­RANT OF CHOICE? Din­ner cooked by friends. WHAT IS YOUR PRE­FERRED TIP­PLE? Red wine, beer, whisky [3]. FILMS THAT HAVE IN­SPIRED YOU? Brazil, Down by Law [8], Howl’s Mov­ing Cas­tle, Eraser­head, Blue Velvet. SHOPS AND ON­LINE STORES YOU FRE­QUENT? MAG­A­ZINES YOU READ REG­U­LARLY? Dezeen. DOES YOUR LOVE OF DE­SIGN EX­TEND TO CARS? Bi­cy­cles – they’re the most ef­fi­cient form of trans­port in the world [7]. TRAVEL – FAVOURITE REG­U­LAR HAUNT AND WHERE IS ON YOUR

Mi­lan and Ice­land [9]. LIST A FEW OB­JECTS OF DE­SIRE THAT YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW? New leather boots [6], a Mole­sk­ine note­book. WHAT WAS THE CON­CEPT BE­HIND YOUR FUR­NI­TURE COL­LEC­TION FOR LOUIS VUIT­TON? Longevity. I wanted to cre­ate a unique col­lec­tion cen­tred around solid tim­ber that spoke to Louis Vuit­ton yet was produced to last a life­time, not sim­ply be a re­tail piece [4]. WHAT PROJECTS ARE YOU CUR­RENTLY LOOK­ING FOR­WARD TO? Lo­cal De­sign show at Par­lour X. TELL US ABOUT YOUR COL­LAB­O­RA­TION WITH KING LIV­ING AND THE CON­CEPT BE­HIND YOUR DESK DE­SIGN? ‘ETO’ [1] is a desk de­signed to ad­dress how peo­ple work to­day. It of­fers in­ter­change­able light­ing and charg­ing ac­ces­sories, al­low­ing it to be cus­tomised to in­di­vid­ual needs. A slim in­te­grated drawer unit of­fers stor­age for lap­tops and sta­tionery. tom­fere­day.com; kingliv­ing.com.au MUST-SEE LIST? 90s hiphop

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