Designer insights with Giles Miller

Giles Miller is a renowned and sought after London-based interior designer, working from his own design firm Giles Miller Studio. Giles specialises in crafting truly innovative interior design projects, by marry amazing architectural features with stunningly beautiful interiors and inspired surface designs. He has worked with a number of prestigious clients, including British Airways, Ritz-Carlton Hotels, Selfridges, Stella McCartney and the London Design Museum. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Giles Miller.

Designer Insights - Giles Miller

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

We use light and shadow to create innovative surface murals with subtle imagery laid into the surface of our pieces by hand.

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

Consider our current design interest and experiments, consider the clients brand, character or interests, and then enjoy merging the two.

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

We worked on a collaborative project with the boys at Its Nice That. They commissioned a great project for us at Selfridges, and as well as enjoying the project itself, I have always admired their thirst for finding and supporting creative talent in the UK. To achieve so much whilst driving the rest of the creative world to do so too is no mean feat.

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

Our process is really based on development rather than radically new ideas, so we have started RAD Fridays (Research & Development Fridays) which are a day of no current projects, and pure experimental research as a group.

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

I am lucky enough to have a great team behind me, and we share an interest in letting our work take its own natural path. I would advise anyone to follow their own abilities and interests, rather than aspiring to what any other designers have created in the form of a brand or product.