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Felix Ure is the Product Development Manager here at Joseph Giles, managing each stage of the development process of architectural hardware, from design conception through to final manufacture and using a broad range of different materials and manufacturing techniques.
|Buildings you love||I love old warehouses, factories and derelict buildings. The original World Trade Centre, and the Mayan pyramids. The shipping container house on Grand Designs. Ruin bars in Budapest.|
|Textures you like and don’t like||Like:
Velvet, suede, timber, piano black and old floorboards.
The textured plastic that cheap car dashboards are made from.
|Favourite all time colour scheme||I’m all about the grey on grey, with a splash of grey. I also really like bright yellow stuff.|
|Trip that most inspired you||It has to be driving across Switzerland – it’s got some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve ever seen. Everything is so clean and just works perfectly – this is the country we should all aspire to be like.|
|Whose personal style you admire||No-one in particular – I believe that you should do what you like. If other people like what you do, that’s great. If they don’t, the design profession isn’t for you.|
|What catches your eye first when you walk into a room||When I walk into a room, I see the size and shape of the room, and instantly plan out how I would arrange and decorate it if I lived there.|
|What should people be generous with in a room||Space. I hate ornaments with a passion – they are pointless wasters of space.|
|What’s your favourite environment to create for||My house. I love to spend a day in my garage making a wacky contraption or piece of furniture. I care more about it because I know it will be mine and I have to live with it. But I also care less about it because it’s mine and I’m the only one who has to live with it!|
|If you’re on a tight budget, where can you save money||You can learn skills that you’re paying someone else to do, learn to do everything yourself. Don’t hire an expert, become an expert.|
|Blogs to be inspired by||All of them. Anyone who has an idea different to you is worth listening to, even if just to tell them that you disagree.|
|What would other people say your favourite saying is||“I’ve got an idea!”|