Kit Miles is the founder of his own eponymous design studio, offering clients quality, exquisite draughtsmanship and a futuristic aesthetic, based in London. Kit uses a surprising scale of colour and imagery, an approach which has garnered international press attention, from the likes of World of Interiors and Elle Decor Italia. He has a restless drive towards the exploration of design. Kit also completed a MA in textile design at the Royal College of Art. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Kit Miles. Kit can also be found on Instagram or be emailed via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sources) 1) Aladins Cave Deptford 2) Tame Impala - Currents 3) Patricia Urquiola 4) Comes Des Carcons 5) Mint Shop
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1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?
Strong, aspirational, surreal.
2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?
Pens, pencils and lots of sheets of fresh paper. I sketch a lot and like to jot down ideas as they come to me. Design is about dialogue, whether that's between yourself or with others but particularly if it's about dialogue between materials and shapes.
3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?
I have worked with Vitra, Osborne and Little, Tektura, Heals, Conran + Partners, The Sunday Times and a host of other names in interiors. I generally choose to work with people who I believe have a strong sense of vision, people who are able to address a bigger picture. Lina Kanafani, owner of the ever brilliant Mint store in Kensington has been particularly inspiring and supportive. Lina has an extraordinary aptitude for combining different languages of objects into a singular, innovative design aesthetic.
4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?
Music and taking long walks keeps me sharp. I feel that when I see beauty in the banal, that's when I'm inspired.. I’m really interested in ancient history combined with deep time, space is a constant starting point of input as well as films and reading about ancient empires.
5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?
Immense self belief, sacrifice, and the ability to recognise my skill and push it hard. My advice would be to do something you believe in, be a leader not a follower. The most important thing is to satisfy your own curiosity, be passionate about the details and love moving forward. The degree to which you achieve success is directly attached to the amount of work and dedication you put in.