ADDRESS Interview with Nicholas Purcell Furniture.

Define your craft in 3 sentences or less. Original design, exceptionally made.

Describe your creative process. In most commissioned work I am guided by the brief from the client. I tend to sketch ideas quickly and then refine them into workable designs. I also consider the methods with which i will build the piece so as not to design something that will be too difficult to make. I fail at that often. :)

Where do you find inspiration when experiencing a creative block? I look through previous sketches. When I’m really stuck I flip through magazines but I turn them upside down so as to spark visual stimulation without seeing the actual images presented.

What advice would you give to young designers / makers / artists / creatives aspiring to make it in their field? Try really hard to be original, search out constructive criticism and edit, edit, edit your designs; only produce your best work.

What’s your dream project? Anything I make on spec.