Je f f r e y Al a n M a r k s A morning walk prepares this designer for a day of creativity.
HOW WOULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR STUDIO? It’s an open-plan studio by the beach in Malibu. We are all hands-on with every project and work very closely. WHAT INITIALLY APPEALED TO YOU ABOUT THE SPACE? The light coming in and the glow coming off the water. I am a water baby and often have a break during the day to take a paddleboard in the ocean. WHAT ARE YOUR DESK ESSENTIALS? A great leather blotter, the newest imac and fresh flowers. WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE? HOW
DOES IT REFLECT THE WORK THAT YOU DO? My work is very fresh and inspired by the land and sea. I start each day with a walk and think about what I want to get accomplished. I find unless I do that I honestly don’t think best in an ‘office’. I’m better creating outside. DESCRIBE THE VIEW FROM YOUR OFFICE? Right out over the ocean. I need that to feel free! I love my drive to work down the Pacific Coast Highway. DESCRIBE A T YPICAL DAY? Morning hike, job site, construction meetings, staff meeting at office, product meeting, always a quick lunch by myself to re-group, hopefully get in a standup paddleboard and back to the office ... we never stay past 5pm. We need a life too. DO YOU USE YOUR OFFICE TO ENTERTAIN CLIENTS? Sometimes – depends if I like the clients! I don’t like bad energy in my space. WHAT IS A DREAM DESK PIECE YOU WOULD BUY RIGHT NOW? Hermès desk accessories. IF YOUR STUDIO WERE LOCATED ANYWHERE
I’m just opening a new office in Aspen. So excited as I love to spend time there. TELL US ABOUT YOUR COLLABORATION WITH KING LIVING
AND THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE TEXTILES COLLECTION? I feel incredibly lucky to work with King Living and I am very proud of our design collaboration. The fabric collection was inspired by imagining the sea under the shining moonlight. I always aim to surround myself with nature and so the collection takes a considered approach to the natural elements that have inspired me. Playing with relaxed blue hues and patterns, I also wanted to add a modern twist to the timeless sofas at King Living. I think the collection is a reflection of the Australian coastline, and the relaxed Australian way of living. jam-design.com