Chris Fell Design & Project Management Ltd have been shortlisted for Bespoke Cabinetry/Installation Award in The International Design & Architecture Awards 2020. Read more about Managing Director, Chris Fell below:
Name: Chris Fell
Company: Chris Fell Design & Project Management Ltd
Position within company: Managing Director
Tell us a little about your background in design:
In the very early years in my career, I started my journey in design, using the traditional methods, sketching and line drawing by hand for many years until I taught myself CAD, adapting my skills to produce 3D models, photorealistic renders and advanced to printing 3D prototypes of my designs, including production drawings for manufacturers and started to offer my clients a full turnkey solution.
Throughout my 25-year career within the industry, I have been perfecting my craft and precision as a master carpenter, interior and exterior architectural designer and project manager. Specialising in unique timeless interior architecture, creating timeless luxury interiors and furniture. I have always used my creativity, vision and passion whilst designing some of the most outstanding projects in the residential sector throughout the UK.
How would you describe your personal design style?
With a wealth of experience, knowledge and skills I have adapted to designing any style from traditional to contemporary to fulfil my clients brief. However, my personal design style is ‘a style with a difference’ that is entirely unique. Traditional with a modern twist, incorporating the finer details of traditional with elegant materials creating timeless interiors.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
Somebody asked the question, ‘who dreamt this?’ As they were referring to my design in a luxury residence, my answer to this was ‘me!’ So, I get a lot of inspiration from my dreams, visions come to me which I archive until I am ready to incorporate it within my designs. ‘Strange but true!’ I suppose the initial inspiration comes from the most talented artisans in the world, from the past to present who have created the most iconic architectural structures.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
In a general sense, I feel that design is having resurgence in style and a lot of people are looking to put more character features in to their homes, however, there are limited number of artisans in the industry, therefore a shortage of talent.
I feel living spaces are becoming more open plan and used for multiple functions to suit their lifestyle.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
- Lifestyle & function
- Style & Colour Palette
- Energy efficiency
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
One piece of advice when it comes to design schemes is to respect the integrity of the building and build it into the design of the interior and be consistent throughout the home.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
The International Design & Architecture Awards are extremely important because they set the industry standards. It enables talented individuals’ recognition for their talents amongst their peers. It is especially important for these awards to set a benchmark for the elite in the sectors within the industry and without these awards you would not have anything to aspire too.
What projects are you currently working on?
Chris Fell Design are working on luxury residences in the UK, statement room designs, home collection designs and luxury kitchen designs.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To continue to grow Chris Fell Design & Project Management Ltd and work with international clients on our journey around the world
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
My late fathers wedding ring
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
Le Reve Hotel in Hurghada, Egypt
Tattu / Ivy Restaurant, Manchester
Your favourite film?
Equalizer 2 with Denzel Washington
Your favourite food and drink?
Crispy duck and pancakes
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
A long walk along the beach
If you were not a designer, what would you be?
I would be an archaeologist
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