I am inspired by the modernist movement not only in its regards to architecture, but in design and art as well. The idea of “less is more” and simple, clean geometry is evident in all the work that I do. Architects used to be seen as master craftsmen, artists who understood engineering, art and design and used that knowledge to create pyramids, cathedrals, castles and other massive structures that greatly benefited the community they were designed for. I embrace that, and with my passion for modernism I continuously find ways to use technology to innovate my work and create something new. Teachers have described me as meticulous and precise, and I take that as a great compliment. I use hand drawing to initially see my ideas on paper, but have learned to appreciate the computer as a fantastic tool for what I do. The programs that are on the market give myself and other designers the ability to make something that is of incredible quality, with precise measurements and access to digital fabrication tools such as CNC, laser cutting and 3D printing machines. This fascination with technology and design in harmony, only makes me appreciate the modernists even more, of the early 20th century. Corbusier, Eames, Mies van der Rohe, Mondrian and Ferdinand Porsche to name a few, were all designers and artists who understood the significance of timeless, modern design. The daft idea that minimal design was beautiful through the quality and experience it provided, rather than the excessive ornament of traditional design.
Today, the meaning of modern design might be altered, slightly. But designers and architects are still exploring the idea of less is more, geometry, and honest, while including traditional order and hierarchy. Several contemporary architects who’s work reflects this and whom I look up to are, Renzo Piano, Robert Gurney, and the late Zaha Hadid. In the future I hope to follow in their footsteps, and create, innovate, and change the world through design and passion.