As I often get asked this question, (and the standard response is pretty much always “everywhere”), I decided to share a couple of designs that I finished last week, inspired by a table!
Sometimes ideas come out of nowhere; a piece of furniture, the colours on a magazine page, the pattern on a man-hole cover; but what’s also interesting is where they go afterwards. The ‘design-development’ can begin on one path, inspired by an idea that then evolves and takes a completely different direction and that’s what’s so exciting about the creative process! Even unused designs are rarely thrown away, but often re-worked, developed in more detail or simply saved for the right moment, revived thanks to newly-found inspiration.
The most important part of designing is to keep feeding the creativity – be it from exhibitions, magazines, the internet, a poster, a cigarette packet, a car wheel….. you never know where the next great idea may come from!