Thursday, 7 May 2009

(design.inspiration) scott weston








A little while back when I featured the home of Scott Weston I mentioned that I was going to chase him down to feature on Daily Imprint. He's truly one of Sydney's great architect/designers. Each project he brings new ideas and ways to use colour. Scott's work speaks for itself, don't you think. He is also incredibly giving of his time and a fantastic font of knowledge. I'm always impressed by how quick he is to respond to my interviews, requests and general call-outs for help when I'm writing articles on homes and design.

Which five words best describe you? Passionate. Maverick. Dandyesque. Perfectionist. Detailed.
What was your first job and what path have you taken since then? Working at the local green grocer and packing and dispatching fruit. I would come home every Saturday afternoon and have spent my earnings on flowers for my mother. Fruit and architecture seems to have no real link but I studied architecture at UTS Sydney and on graduation with scholarships and the university gold medal spent 2 years abroad at the RCA in London.
What’s your proudest achievement? Being able to create environments and spaces for individual clients that are innovative and well crafted that suit their individual needs.
Example: my first project Medusa is still going strong and was voted one of the coolest hotels in the world.
What’s been your best decision? To hang out the shingle of my own architectural practice and having the confidence to listen to your gut instincts and deliver unique projects.
Who inspires you? No real muse or person I place on a pedestal. I admire people who just get out there and do it! No big fanfare but people who are routine, consistent and quality driven in their approach to their business.
What are you passionate about? Educating people about great design. The art of combining architecture, interior design, graphics and furniture into singular projects. Eating great Vietnamese food out at Cabramatta. Taking the everyday/ordinary material and incorporating them into new and unexpected ways onto a project.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt? Expect nothing and assume nothing when you walk onto a building site. If you are open to change and new ideas from people then that is how you can learn and flourish.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Diana Vreeland- stylish, opinionated and a maverick who was extremely directional in her 'green and salad days'.
What dream do you still want to fulfill? We dream on a daily basis and eventually those dreams become a built reality. I currently have a great stable of challenging clients that currently cause me to constantly dream.
What are you reading? Architectural Digest - Spanish Edition. Chronicles of Narnia. Fornasetti - Designer of Dreams (Thames & Hudson).

Images courtesy of Scott Weston

14 comments:

O'Melly said...

Great to learn about this designer. very refreshing to see genuine artists who are passionate about their work. His creations are interesting too.

sweet archivia said...

Amazing!

Alina said...

Holy Cow! I love the blue table and gold chairs.

Beach Vintage said...

Those gold chairs and blue table... I am weak at the knees.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Amazing...Just found your blog and enjoyed reading it.
I hope you will stop by and visit me.

The May give away has started....

and next week I will be blogging from Disney World..

Space Mountain Man said...

Quando, quando, quando.

Sindi Kwenaite said...

Interesting Q&A! Quite inspiring.

Emilie said...

It's lovely to get inside other peoples heads. Thank you for chasing down Scott :-)

Max said...

Nice...

you said...

nice. lovely

Chrissy said...

I like these question and answer posts... Very interesting... I like the bathroom photo, there's some mystery there...I love clean lines in anything...

Bryan said...

Very interesting - and good info about this designer. Also congrats on your recent Blogs of Note recognition.

If you don't mind - check out my blog too called Personal Development and Growth, Your Guide to Self-Improvement and Personal Growth- it's worth checking out and thought I would share! I'm trying to not just make new friends but also help friends, new and old alike. Take care!

monica said...

Stupendous designs :)- its always nice to read about innovative people and peek into their lives

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

dandyesque, what a fantastic word! another great post, natalie. x femme de montmartre

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