With Decorex starting in a few days we managed to catch up with furniture maker Hugh Miller and asked him some questions related to his work and the themes we are exploring on our stand, around coming of age and design heroes.
Hugh Miller answered: ‘The work I’d like to show at Decorex ,I see as ‘Coming-of-Age’ works because they were the first pieces I developed after returning from my research trip in Japan and were the incubator for details that informed the rest of my collection. They represent the maturity in design and making that my experience in Japan had on my work, and demonstrate the sea-change in my direction.
These pieces also speak to the way that Japan and its aesthetic identity has ‘come-of-age’ in terms of its international influence. With world-leading studios in architecture and design emerging from Japan in recent years, Kengo Kuma and Nendo to name two, and with the Olympics arriving in Tokyo in 2020, this unique culture is finally taking its seat at the top table of design. This context places the narrative of my work within the zeitgeist of contemporary interiors’.