Designer In Profile: Sanna Nathanson Head of Design at Eye Interior

Name: Sanna Nathanson_DSC4321
Company: Eye Interior
Position within company: Head of Design
. Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc)
I have worked in the business for almost 20 years. I studied in London at KLC-School of Interior Design. After that I started to work for a company that only worked within hospitality projects, which suited me very well, and have stayed in that business ever since. Three years ago, me and my colleague started Eye Interior.

. How would you describe your personal design style?
Contemporary classic.

. Where does your design inspiration come from?
From everywhere!, TV-series, movies, travelling, books and my own imagination.

. In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
I think design is going back to more long lasting, sustainable solutions. But even more daring and individual.

. Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2016 and beyond.
Mixing metals
Fabric, loads of patterns and textures
Stones and minerals
Antiques, especially Art Deco

. If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design, what would it be?
Let trends be a part of Your design, but don´t make your design trendy.

. How important are The International Hotel and Property Awards as recognition of talent and achievement?
It is a great opportunity for us to be exposed to the international market.

. What projects are you currently working on?
A five star hotel, a boutique hotel in Mallorca and a hotel in the very wild in northern Norway, for tourists who want the ultimate nature experience.

. What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
To grow the company both national, but even international.

. Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself
Your most treasured possession?
My watch from my father.
Your favourite holiday destination?
Italy for skiing, for sunbathing, for culture for shopping!
Your favourite hotel / restaurant / bar?
Hotel Saint Vincent in Paris
Hakkasan, in London
The Mandarin Oriental bar in London
Your favourite book / film / song?
Book, Elena Ferrante, My brilliant friend
Film Something´ s gotta give
Song When we were Young, Adele
Your favourite food and drink?
Anything Asian
Drink, right now Aperol Sprits
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
Read and eat sweets
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
An archaeologist