Com­pletely self-taught, he welded his first pieces of fur­ni­ture us­ing found ob­jects

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Ev­ery­body is dif­fer­ent and needs vary­ing lev­els of stim­uli. I’ve learnt a lot from other creative busi­nesses I was in­volved in and was able to trans­fer that ex­pe­ri­ence into de­sign. I think do­ing it on your own can be a use­ful way of hav­ing a unique point of view, which is in­creas­ingly im­por­tant in the mod­ern world. I also try to put my­self in unexpected si­t­u­a­tions so that I can re­fresh my­self. Work­ing as a per­fumier for our range of scents, for in­stance, was a thrilling ad­ven­ture that would have had a com­pletely dif­fer­ent out­come if I had been con­ven­tion­ally trained. an­tic­i­pated. So many dif­fer­ent things—chairs and chan­de­liers, table­ware and pa­per clips, scents and tex­tiles—all from dif­fer­ent coun­tries of ori­gin, and then all go­ing off to 65 dif­fer­ent coun­tries. But, with any luck, now that we have es­tab­lished great re­la­tion­ships with our man­u­fac­tur­ers and a growing recog­ni­tion of our brand, I hope things will be­come eas­ier. we do. There are more trade fairs, more pub­li­ca­tions and more de­sign­ers than ever be­fore.

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