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James Dawson – Dark Horse of Interior Design IndustryTuesday 15 March 2016
Australia is a magnificent country full of unbelievable views, amazing nature, spectacular people and living spaces. Today CovetED Magazine would like to get acquainted more with an Australian design. Our magazine wants to reveal why James Dawson is called a dark hourse in interior design industry today and much more about design world of this talented designer!
CovetED Magazine:How did you start working with design?
James Dawson: Before my studies in Design I was brought up in a very creative family surrounded by and learning about periods of furniture and design movements at young age so Interior Design, was …well a natural progression for me and one that I am extremely passionate about.
CovetED Magazine: Who inspired you to grow professionally?
JD:Professionally I am inspired by a number of people that range across different platforms such as Mile Redd, Marcel Wanders, Jean Paul Gaultier and Riccardo Tisci to name just a few of them.
JD:I am seeing a strong shift towards a more sophisticated and moody colour pallets within residential design, people are simply moving away from the generic white on white and are wanting a more luxurious and tailored end result.
JD:I enjoy it, it feels like it represents a degree of unpredictability within my design work, for me that’s a key component to being a great designer. Each project is a embodied with a new personality and adventure.
JD:My signature materials list would consist of woods, bronze and marbles however recently I’ve been combining them with more neutral toned lacquered linens and Australian wool/cotton to explore combining the different textures and finishes for coming projects. I love researching and learning old world manufacturing techniques from different countries and in which ways to best use and work with each of the materials mentioned above. Over the next 6 months I will be launching a lifestyle collection of vases, serving trays, desk boxes, paper weights, cushions, blankets, wallpapers and dinner-ware in all my signature materials using some of these new techniques.
JD:I really enjoy designing both residential and commercial however I feel that the residential side of my practice is where I can jump further down the Alice & Wonderland rabbit hole and be most creative without the restrictions commercial projects bring.
CovetED Magazine:Does there exist any difference in interior design between the continents in your point of view?
JD:Personally I don’t think there exist a huge difference in interior design between countries, I think it comes down to the individual designer and how they interpret design on a global or local scale as to how their end result is formed.
CovetED Magazine:What are your expectations for design industry this year?
JD:I would love to see the design industry continuing to grow, for there to be a heavier focus placed on strengthening the Australian manufacturing sector of design locally and educating people on the importance of buying authentic product.
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