Duncan Bull

Duncan is part of CASE, and I met Duncan via Sean Dare and Kirsty Whyte during Milan 2010, and I make a point of always visiting their stand at Fairs and Exhibitions for a catch up and to see their new products.

"CASE is dedicated to delivering exceptional contemporary design at good value. Working with world-renowned award-winning designers, CASE is a vanguard of creativity and creates furniture that is modern, with integrity and character. With an exemplary attention to detail, the highest standards and never compromising on quality, CASE use the foremost manufacturing techniques to deliver innovation, efficiency and affordability to a discerning audience."

Website - casefurniture.com

If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
It would have to be a multi tool! scissors, screwdrivers, knife etc what more could you need!

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your design life has taken?
I think it is very hard to say whether I have controlled the course of my design life or if design has controlled my life. Joining Case Furniture in the very early days and being involved in growing the company has been a great experience and offered interesting challenges along the way. I couldn’t be happier designing / developing and problem solving.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Hmm! I am a very focused person so I do tend to get very involved in projects both in and out of work - I believe that if something is worth doing then you have to do it to the best of all your abilities even if it is something that you are unfamiliar with - there is always time to learn!

What product or event inspired you to be a designer/work in the design industry?
From a young age I used to visit my neighbour who is a wonderful woman and mildly eccentric, but she had a great workshop in one of her many sheds and with her nephew and niece we used to create everything from summerhouses to crazy contraptions for solving everyday problems. This and starting to study silversmithry from the age of about 15.

If you could go back in time and become the designer of any existing item, what would you choose?
Oh this is a hard one to answer, but I would have to go for the Staedler Mars Technico 780 Mechanical pencil - a trustworthy drawing tool that I always have on me, not sure what I would do without it to be honest!