“When I started designing furniture, my explicit aim was to create pieces where time is ambiguous, so when people saw a piece they would be confused as to what point in time it was made…”
“Nature is fundamental to our work. To us it’s always about the position of architecture in relation to the reality of the world, and to life. So in that sense architecture can perhaps be understood as an organizing device…”
“My personal little theory is that we’re all constantly reworking our childhoods. For me, creativity has a lot to do with recovering lost innocence…”
“Architecture with a Capital A, the way we’ve inherited it from Modernism, is a very macho practice and it has completely divorced itself from interior design and decoration.”
“I like this idea of different practices in different places. This discombobulated network of sites offers me an opportunity to have different cultures operating that I move into.
“Here in Miami so many projects are being built right now and sometimes you’ll see a building that’s under construction and next to it one that’s being demolished…”
“I was only 26 years old when I started studying architecture, but at that point I’d already done nine years in fashion…
“I’m fascinated with any material and with finding out the potential beauty of it. I’m not developing anything new, just using existing structure differently.
“I remember when I was young my grandmother lived by the Knoll shop on Boulevard St-Germain. I remember being completely obsessed with it because it seemed like a dream planet where everything was so perfect, so sleek, so beautiful, and brand new. Paris in the 1970s and 80s was full of old things; in contrast…