DOUGLAS MACKIE- DIRECTOR OF D MACKIE DESIGN TAKES 5 MINUTES TO TALK TO US ABOUT HIS KEY DESIGN ESSENTIALS

DMD Mackie Design have had their Carlo coffee table short-listed in the International Product Design Awards 2013.

 

To request an application pack for the International Product Design Awards 2013 contact – productawards@design-et-al.co.uk

 

 

Name:

Douglas Mackie

Position:

Director

Website:
http://www.dmackiedesign.com

 

What direction do you feel design is moving towards in general terms?

A much richer use of materials and more explicitly organic forms.

What are the key influencing elements at present?

Post war American and French design, moving increasingly into a re appraisal of great design from the 1970s.

What sort of projects are you working on at the moment?

Most of our work is residential, in London, Monaco and in the Middle East. We are also embarking on our first commercial project in London.

A designer’s work is so diverse, ¬†how do you manage to hold down a career and a life?

As I love what I do, this has never been a problem. A weekend spent in auction houses and at furniture and art galleries is a perfect weekend.

Name five key essentials for 2013 and beyond.

  • Bronze
  • Brass
  • Silk velvet
  • Straw marquetry
  • Tribal Art

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

Scale is critical.

How important do you feel Design Awards are as recognition of designers talents and achievements?

It s always a pleasure to have your work recognised, and the design awards are a perfect way of introducing our work to a larger international clients.

What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?

Simply to carry out our best ever work. We are constantly striving to improve on what we have done previously, and with exciting projects ahead, we are lucky to have the opportunity to be able to rise to this challenge.

 

Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself

The car you drive?
A Brompton Bicycle

Your favourite place to travel to in the world?
India

Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?
The Ahilya Fort near Indore

The place that gives you the most energy?
London

And the place that enables you to totally relax?
Our house in the South of France

Your favourite food and drink?
Chilled white wine and Frito Misto eaten in the sun

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