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Designer in Profile: Andrew Rizza, Founder & Creative Director of Dream Design

Name: Andrew RizzaDream Design
Company: Dream Design
Position within company: Founder & Creative Director
Website: www.dreamdesign.co.uk

Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
Trained as a cabinet maker & morphed into a spatial/product designer

How would you describe your personal interior design style?
Fluid

Where does your design inspiration come from?
From the forest, the city, the coast and the client.

In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
Fusion – with the blurring of specific style boundaries

Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2017 and beyond.
Freedom, ergonomics, comfort, sustainability & fun

If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to interior design schemes, what would it be?
Be brave

How important are The International Design and Architecture Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
Everyone deserves a pat on the back for a job well done now and again  and these awards are a way of  acknowledging all the teams hard work.

What projects are you currently working on?
A new kitchen concept & our new ecommerce platform – www.everythingbutordinary.co.uk

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
The same as the last 33 years – design extraordinary interiors

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
My family

Your favourite holiday destination?
St Anton – Austria

Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Hotel – The Bulgari hotel Milan.

Restaurant – Heart Ibiza.

Bar – The Blue Bar at the Berkeley in Knightsbridge.

Your favourite book / film / song?
Book – Lonely planet series

Film – Pulp Fiction

Song – Ed Sheeran – The A Team

Your favourite food and drink?
Food -Miso black cod

Drink – Dark & Stormy

Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Outdoors with my wife Selina & our four children & grand son

– Walking, kayaking or paddle boarding.

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
DJ

Anything else interesting?
I love my job as it has given me the opportunity to meet lovely people and travel.

I would like to thank my clients for their belief and trust – Great designs need great clients.

Dream Design