1. Where did you spend your childhood?
2. Any telltale signs as a child that you were going to be a designer?
Definitely. I was obsessed with making stuff.
3. You moved to Amsterdam a few years ago after an impressive career with Toronto based Umbra. You designed a number of hit products including the strass stool which is part of the Cooper Hewitt’s permanent design collection. Since heading overseas you have been working under your own name, are showing at this year’s IDS, and have curated an artisanal collection of batch production objects for Umbra’s studio line. Can you tell us a bit more out what you’ve been up to?