Kim Depole is the firm owner of KDD Design, where she specialises in design solutions for property managers and developers, from New York. Kim inspires interiors with a sense of creativity, calm and beauty, drawing from her varied experience as a fine artist, creative director and interior designer. It is her ultimate goal to give her clients an eclectic mix of designs for the home, by working with designers with a variety of backgrounds and cultures. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Kim Depole.
Image Credit: 1) Pollack Fabrics Green Design 2) Babette Holland Lighting 3) Adam Frank Lucid Mirror 4) Fort Street Studio Rugs 5) Sicis Mosaics
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
My unique style is creating what is essential. It is a process of unfolding interior space to create meaningful experiences. A space with an element of surprise that makes you smile. No matter the size or place. Mindful design is my focus.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
My creative process begins with listening. To respond to the need and provide a new way of seeing space I sense what is needed intuitively and by observing.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I have great respect for the Architect Phillip Stark . He is the consummate innovator. He did something so radical as to hang a huge chandelier at eye level in a lobby. INSANE But brilliant. The experience of every crystal has you float between the floor and ceiling. His play of scale is masterful A genius on so many levels. I adore his sense of humor.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
My inspiration for a project is found in viewing the materials I always look outside the box to consider materials that are utilized for different applications. There is no finer time to be a designer than the present. The technology is so vast so your vision can be boundless.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
At this point in my career I feel the need to live a purpose driven life. I want to create objects and spaces that change the way people live and see. I tell all my young interns to try everything. Gather as many experiences as you can in design. Do not limit yourself to commercial or residential design See what resonates with your creative spirit.