Steuart Padwick

I met Steuart when I was at MADE and it was a pleasure working with him on a number of designs that came to define the company. The Fonteyn Desk was clearly a special piece when we saw the first sketches, and went on to become a bestseller and receive a Design Guild Award.

Website - steuartpadwick.co.uk

If they were to make an action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
Anything to enable me to fly – I used to do a lot of paragliding and miss it a lot.

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your design life has taken?
Very little – I have never made strategic plans for my career.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I am very very inefficient, I faff about a lot before reaching a design. Maybe the legs I play with are often different.

What product or event inspired you to be a designer?
There wasn’t one. I just always made things as a kid, and it was inevitable I would end up designing and making things.

If you could go back in time and become the designer of any existing item, what would you choose?
I would love to go back as Charles and Ray Eames and have designed almost any of their products, but my all time favourite piece is the RAR rocker.