Tonight I was able to attend another one of Sibella Court's workshops, this time covering all aspects of commercial design. Over wine and to a sold out room, she walked us through the beginning creative process of her designs, how and where she sources products from all over the world, sticking to the brief (and the budget), the importance of collaboration and how the end result often reflects a personal journey.
With commerical projects such as El Loco, The Beresford Hotel & Ms.G's under her belt she certainly knows what she is talking about - and how to capture a room. She casually told stories about traveling the world, living in NYC lofts, working with Anthropologie and her next project - designing an island in the Maldives. Sounds pretty amazing right? Not only is she full of energy and looks at design with a certain twist that only comes from 20 years experience and a unique sense of style but she has a pretty good sense of humour too. When asked how best to get along with tradesman (some of the most important people on the job) she replied casually, "never hurts to wear short shorts."