Enchanting Kit Miles (posted 2nd December 2016)
When the December edition of Kitchens, Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine was published, it wasn’t just the Suna Interior Design team who were delighted with the front cover, it was also Kit Miles, designer of the gorgeous wallpaper. We went to visit him in his studio and admire his fabulous creations.
So here’s a bit more about Kit Miles, including what one of his design dreams is:
What inspires you?
Everything has some element that can be drawn into the work. I like editing input and going from a large collection of visuals down to a more specific group of aesthetic concepts from which to design from. I am particularly inspired by the Italian artist Piranesi at the moment and artists from the abstract expressionism exhibit at the RA. I am also reading performance artists Marina Abramovic's book at the moment, I love her courage, heart and integrity.
If you had to select one of your designs to be your favourite which would it be and why?
It’s hard for me to play favourites but the design which I think represents more of the future for me would be Europa. The pattern was inspired by Dutch painters and the LHC alongside concepts of time travel and fragility. It’s a very ambitious work and represents a window into what’s going to happen next. I also love the work on the Diagonal Gradient Series which just keep growing.
Hand drawn image by Kit Miles of Europa
What Kit Miles projects should we be looking out for in the near future?
Watch out for Moooi carpets in Milan next year, a new collection on display at Liberty of London and presentations opening up in Shanghai, Amsterdam, France and Italy. A very exciting year lays before us.
Finally if you could install your designs anywhere in the world on anything or in any space, what design would it be, where and why?
I would love to design a Miami beachfront hotel using our new glass cladding materials alongside some of the diagonal gradient series. The ocean represents a unique opportunity to play with light and concepts of 'being on the edge', its soft and at time harsh, its full of interesting stories so I think there would be a lot to draw inspiration from.
It wouldn’t be a blog post without some sneaky-peaks, so here are some of the photos taken in Kit’s studio:
And here are a selection of images of Kit’s work, showing some of the designs that our designers really love:
Have a great weekend,