Furniture and product designer Tom Fereday favours a simple aesthetic.
Donald Judd . 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 . 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 . WHAT ARE YOUR FASHION MUST-HAVES? Clothes that hide dirt. FRAGRANCE OF CHOICE? Soap . MUSIC – WHAT’S ON ROTATION AT OFFICE AND HOME? phase at the moment. FAVOURITE FLOWERS?
Australian natives . 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 . FILMS THAT HAVE INSPIRED YOU? Brazil, Down by Law , 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 . TRAVEL – FAVOURITE REGULAR HAUNT AND WHERE IS ON YOUR
Milan and Iceland . LIST A FEW OBJECTS OF DESIRE THAT YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW? New leather boots , 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 . 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’  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