Designer insights with Emile Azan

Emile Azan is an interior designer and the founder of Chameleon Designs, a London based interior design practice. Emile has a life long passion for all things interior design, which he now uses to provide his clients with dynamic designs, innovation and high levels of quality. Emile focuses on long term design solutions that utilise intelligently sourced materials. A honours graduate from the KLC School of Design, we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Emile Azan.

Designer Insights - Emile Azan

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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

By being sensitive not only to the fabric of the building as well as it's interior dimensions and flow, we focus on the creation of sustainable and long term design solutions by working closely with our clients.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

Our philosophy is to always work with the clients, listen to what they are trying to achieve with the space and to not always think of the obvious solution. Sometimes doing something a little different can bring huge rewards

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

First and foremost has to be the clients, who sometimes inspire you to do something different. But has to be the great team of trades and craftsmen who are the people who can also take an idea and turn it into reality. I have worked with some amazing and talented individuals over the years.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

First and foremost has to be the client brief, but walking around and spending time in the property to get a real feel for the building and it’s flow and what can be done to enhance the space.

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

Learn about the business aspect of the job, that is the hardest part. If possible work in the industry for someone else before setting up on your own, you will make mistakes but learn and lean on your peers if you need advice.