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Mark Humphrey has been shortlisted in the Bespoke Installation and Lighting – Scheme categories.

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Mark Humphrey

 

Position with company:

Managing Director

 

Website:

www.markhumphrey.co.uk

 

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

It’s moving towards art.

 

What are the key influencing elements at present?

Quality, originality and value – timeless with a modern classic sculptural style.

 

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

A full spectrum of Art + Design commissions; from a swimming pool sculpture to exotic leather goods and a sundial monument to luxury brand accessories, furniture and lighting.

 

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

My life is my work, my work is my life…

 

Name 5 key essentials for 2013 and beyond

Energy, health, passion, confidence and fearlessness.

 

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

Total belief in your concept.

 

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

Very…

 

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

To develop the role of the Artist Designer within the creative industry and to make people happy by using, appreciating and seeing Art + Design works, such as my Final Encore marble stair sculpture at the new St James Theatre.

 

The car you drive?

Jaguar

 

Your favourite place to travel to in the world?

Pietra Santa, Italy

 

Your favourite hotel/ restaurant/ bar?

Jumeirah Grosvenor House Apartments, Park Lane, Dorchester 45 whiskey bar and Hakkasan

 

The place that gives you the most energy?

Places that let me open my sketch books…

 

And the place that enables you to totally relax?

Unknown

 

Your favourite food and drink?

Harrods fish and chips with a pint of London Pride

 

Anything else interesting?

Turning a blank piece of paper into something possible

 

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