Starck, Saarinen and Calatrava Oh My!

Back to Basics

Eileen Gray Cantilever Chrome Table in my old apartment, Vancouver, BC

Those of you who know me, know that I have an interior design background. There’s a part of me that is drawn to the aesthetics of a space whether it be negative space, open space, a small space or a large space, I find beauty in just about anything (even my 5′ x 5′ cubicle). I find that by harnessing my love for interior spaces I can turn my hobby back into a reality once again. One of my favourite designers is Phillipe Starck, he has worked with some amazing brands such as Kartell, Flos, Jean Paul Gautier, Emeco, Hugo Boss and more!

Finnish industrial designer Eero Saarinen became my history class favourite. I learned very quickly that his keen eye for style was going to be coupled with his sweeping design and artistic flare. Everyone in design knows he is known for the fluid shape of the Tulip Chair and table, a piece that will always be associated with the future, with its lip-like form and fiberglass shell. A classic among the modern furniture distributors.

Turning Torso’s Santiago Calatrava fast became one of my favourite architects when I read about this design, I was so curious as to why he designed it they way he did. After further investigation, I realized that he was inspired by the human physique and thought design a building after a twisting and turning torso would be a great design. Sure enough, it was. This building is located in Malmö, Sweden, it’s the tallest skyscraper in Scandinavia.

The reason for this particular post is that I want to take this opportunity to let my readers know, that I haven’t lost my flare for interior design. I am just as passionate about it now as I was 7 years ago when I first got into the industry. If you have any design related questions please feel free to send me an email at Or if you’re feeling adventurous use my design skills to furnish or decorate your home!

Here are my inspirations for art & design: