Name: Adam Fadlé
Company: Panoramic Properties Limited
Position within company: Managing Director
Tell us a little about your background in design
I started my design career studying Architecture at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. After university, I went on to progress a career in high end residential interior design, which has seen me produce incredible homes all over the World. Since founding Panoramic Properties, we have consistently grown, year on year and always strive to produce cutting edge designs for our incredible client base. As our reputation grows, so do our projects and team and we are looking toward to the future of the company.
How would you describe your personal design style?
Design for me has always been about making sure every detail has been carefully considered, so that the completed project looks effortlessly refined. I continue to travel and explore new world-renowned designs and as such, my design style changes with time and experience, yet remains at the forefront of the design industry.
Where does your design inspiration come from?
We gather design inspiration from a variety of places and other creatives – both past and present. As technologies evolve, we can look at previous trends and add a contemporary twist to them; creating something new and pushing boundaries. As such, we travel the world seeking out the best designs in trade fairs, newly completed projects, architectural master pieces, supplier’s headquarters, awards and online.
In what direction do you feel that design is moving towards in a general sense?
In recent years, we have seen the influence of the Chinese boom, where products have been made in their masses but often let down in their quality. We are now seeing a movement away from this disposable, quick design trend and towards a more sustainable lifestyle. China has been forced to create a product of higher quality, and the end user is prepared to pay a premium for the clearly considered and well-designed item. With the pressure for being more conscientious of our planet ever-increasing, I feel we will be moving more towards sustainable design, with the introduction of living plants becoming a key focus in many designs. This will be in the form of green walls, beehives on roof tops and planting used on building facades to create an element of the buildings cladding.
Name five key themes to consider when approaching design in 2020 and beyond.
- Light – a hugely important aspect to design, which can make a world of difference in any design.
- Eco friendly environments – essential to reduce the impact of our ever-growing world population.
- Form vs function – this extends to functional elements being exposed as elements of beauty in certain scenarios.
- Outstanding opulence – our clients have huge exposure to some of the World’s greatest designs and they desire the best designs themselves. We need to deliver world class designs time and again for each and every client.
- Technology – the technological world is progressing rapidly and the luxury design market needs to match this progression to both integrate the technologies into the home environments and future proof it.
If you could offer one piece of advice when it comes to design schemes, what would it be?
Having a clear brief from the client from the beginning, allows you to work efficiently and produce the best designs possible, that suit the space and the client’s needs.
How important are The International Design & Architecture Awards?
The International Design & Architecture awards are hugely important firstly for everyone shortlisted to help promote themselves and their companies. Then they are key driving forces for emerging design practices to aspire to one day featuring in these awards. Then finally the awards mean so much for the design industry and drive the desires for people to own properties and visit projects of the calibre to the ones featured in the awards.
What projects are you currently working on?
Panoramic Properties have an exciting array of projects currently underway. These include a range of high-end private residence refurbishments, a new build apartment block consisting solely of multi-million pound luxury apartments, several properties overseas, as well as ongoing work with our wonderful clients whom have been with us from the beginning.
What are your aims and goals for the next twelve months?
Panoramic Properties aim to continue to deliver projects of the highest calibre and strive to come up with new design solutions. Our aim is to ensure that each client gets a truly tailored design service that meets their needs and the needs of the property. We also have many exciting plans to expand our showroom, offices and design team.
Final thoughts; tell us a little more about yourself and your daily inspirations:
Your most treasured possession?
Your favourite holiday destination?
Your favourite hotel, restaurant & bar?
Dakota, Manchester (hotel)
Mr Porter, Amsterdam (restaurant)
The Iron Fairies, Hong Kong(bar)
Your favourite book, film & song?
The E-Myth (book)
War Dogs (film)
Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran (song)
Your favourite food and drink?
I love all Italian food and a good Mojito
Your favourite way to spend an afternoon?
With my family and friends, eating good food and laughing lots!
If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?
Anything else interesting?
I have represented England in Lacrosse
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