Ahead of London Design Festival we spoke to designer David Irwin, to find out more about the inspiration and ideas behind his work.
What was your dream job as a child?
I think the very first thing I wanted to be was a professional Lego builder!
What inspired you to become a designer?
I have always had a curiosity for how things are made and enjoyed creating things myself. I suppose the satisfaction I get from seeing an idea make the jump off paper and into reality is the reason I became a designer.
What is your favourite piece that you have designed for Case and what was the inspiration behind it?
It would have to be the Narin Folding Chair. I set out to design a folding chair that didn't comprise on aesthetics or comfort in order for it to fold. I took inspiration from the constantly adapting nature of workshops, from the function and forms of trestles, folding A-frames and other temporary support structures.
Narin Folding Chair by David Irwin
Describe your creative process…
What is your favourite piece of furniture, and why?
Arca Wall Box by David Irwin