“Design schemes only work when they make your life easier and more pleasurable.” – Chris Diamond, shortlisted at the International Design and Architecture Awards 2012 for his beautiful bathroom in Holly Walk, London.
What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?
Bespoke lifestyle enhancement
What are the key influencing elements at present?
Combining the exterior with the interior as one functional space, bespoke art and unique furniture pieces, lighting and space utilisation.
What sort of projects are you working on at the moment?
Ongoing design work on £12m new build in Hampstead, just starting a 3 bedroom apartment in central London and remodelling a house outside London.
A designer’s work is so diverse – how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?
Life is better when surrounded by great design, so my career adds pleasure to my life.
Name 5 key essentials for 2012 and beyond
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Design schemes only work when they make your life easier and more pleasurable.
How important do you feel Design Awards are as recognition of designers talents and achievements?
They are important because they showcase achievement and promote awareness of the achievable.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
More happy clients, more word of mouth referrals and to continue building our business.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
The car you drive?
Depends on the weather and how far I’m driving.
Your favourite place to travel to in the world?
Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?
The Mondrian LA – the perfect combination of energy/relaxation.
The place that gives you the most energy?
Anywhere where I am surrounded by friends.
And the place that enables you to totally relax?
Home and on the beach at Southwold with my camera.
Your favourite food and drink?
Insalate di mare and a glass of good prosecco.