A couple of months ago we sat down with Maria Gomez, one half of Byron & Gomez, to find out about her history in design and what inspires her.
This time it’s the turn of Maria’s partner in design, Charles Byron, to be put under our proverbial spotlight as we ask him to spill the beans on what makes him tick.
Who is your design hero?
It would have to be Dieter Rams. I’m very much in agreement with ideas that good design is less design, stripping away the unnecessary till your left with the essentials. That designs should be honest and unobtrusive.
When did you first decide you were going to be a designer?
I’m not sure I really ever made that decision. At first I was more interested in the making, which was something I decided to do or something I had always done to some extent. My love of design snuck up on me.
What was your first big break in the industry?
It’s a slightly different side to the industry, but I was awarded the Bespoke Guild Mark for the Log Stack Cabinet (pictured), a piece I made as a student back in 2015.