Mark Gabbertas, one of London's foremost designers talks about the most current questions in furniture design; branding, production, psychology of space and the emotion of design. The richly illustrated, in-depth video interview is a must-see for all design courses.
Mark: "What drives us/makes me get up in the morning? the prospect of getting better at what we do. Goal posts change and move and objectives refine and mature. The remotest possibility that we might have done something with enduring significance. The idea that furniture design makes architecture human. The ability of furniture to fundamentally affect how you feel, and thus its ability to fundamentally influence behaviour……."
"..On more sophisticated level, how you want people to feel…. relaxed, alert, social, confident, calm etc…all these emotions are able to be influenced by the furniture they are using, and it is the fascinating job of a designer to understand the relationship between the design and the desired experience.
Mark’s philosophy is to create character through simplicity.