“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs
I started working life in a traditional apprenticeship, learning the skill of technical drawing and industrial design.
I soon realised, however, that my path in life would be a more artistic and creative one. After all, there’s only so much you can do to the design of a gearbox!
Being already well-versed in the production of working drawings, the ability to design by hand came naturally and easily to me.
And, when I opened my eyes to more artistic design, what a revelation it was!
My head filled with questions. “How is that made? Why is it that way? “How can I improve on it?” And, “What original ideas can I create?”
I do believe that creative people see the world around them in a different way to most. It does make sitting still and relaxing rather difficult though!
And so, in the pursuit of creative fulfilment, I looked elsewhere for a new creative outlet and began exploring other areas in the world of design. Firstly, Interior Design, TV
Production and Art Direction for Television & Film. Then, Interior and Landscape design for one of the UK’s most prestigious glass building manufacturers before eventually spending over a decade designing bespoke furniture as Head of Design for one of the country’s leading bespoke furniture makers.
The past thirty years have given me a deep understanding of how things are constructed, an innate ability to design and create furniture that is aesthetically pleasing and practical.
So, to blow my own trumpet – my passion for furniture design and instinctive sense of space-planning, means that together we can create beautiful unique spaces for you to live in.
I just need to find out about you and your dreams to start the process.
The Sense of Colour.
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Georgia O’Keeffe, Artist
Colour speaks. It can soothe and excite us. It has an immense power over us. It can complement our mood, even change it. Soft, neutral palettes to create a calming sanctuary and vibrant hues can uplift and invigorate you.
The power of colour cannot be underestimated. It is all-important in reflecting your personality and well being. Let colour speak for you.
As the old adage goes, ‘travel broadens the mind’, and countless trips to Vietnam and South East Asia as well as ten years spent living in South America informed and influenced my colour perspective. In Colombia, I was immersed in a fantastic world of tropical light that brought a new palette of colours to my eyes.
I discovered how colours enrich our lives, how they can lift us whenever we encounter certain hues or combinations. I will encourage you to do the same when we work together to choose the perfect colour palette for your own home. Don’t be shy with colour.
If it makes you happy, do it.
Setting the Scene
Various years’ experience in Art Direction for television, set design and music videos taught me how to design a “scene” that is beautiful and fresh viewed from any angle.
This can be applied to our homes too. We must not forget the power and importance of lighting. Good design is enlightened with creative and thoughtful illumination.
So, several decades and hundreds of designs later, I am proud that thousands of homes worldwide own a piece of furniture or have an interior of mine.
Which brings us perfectly back to my mantra and design philosophy –
“Let us leave everything more beautiful than when we found it.”
Interior Design For Homelessness
David Wilder Interior Design supports Crisis, working together to end homelessness.
Dear Visitor, You and I are fortunate to have a place that we can call “Home”. Others are not so fortunate. We have all had a “helping hand” at some point in either our professional or private lives. I am a firm believer in extending our hands out where we can, to those who need them.
That is why a percentage of our profits is donated to the charity Crisis. I am proud to say that, through designing your perfect home, we can also provide the chance for someone else to call a place their “Home” too.