ONE: Chris Gwyther, Design Insider

Our MD sharing his likes and dislikes in Design Insider’s ONE series.

As part of Design Insider’s new series ‘ONE’, they invited Chris Gwyther to take part. Chris gave Design Insider insight into his passions and interests with a few unexpected choices for good measure. The series invites individuals behind the leading agencies within UK’s design and manufacturing sectors.

Here are Chris’ choices:

ONE Car - Jaguar D-Type

ONE Food - Salmon

ONE Website - Dezeen

ONE Activity - Cycling

ONE Place- Seatown, Dorset

I genuinely prefer pebble to sandy beaches, and the steep incline at Seatown means you are always a stone’s throw from these and getting wet is an option rather than a necessity. I studied Geology at A level, so the local cliff walks, and fossil-rich pickings are an attraction too.

ONE Designer- Dieter Rams

I originally studied product design and Dieter Rams is my absolute hero, especially his work for Braun. I see his legacy everywhere, but especially in the design language of Jonny Ive, in spite of the analogue / digital time-lapse between the two.

ONE Hate - Social Media

I know it’s important for business, but, outside that, I can’t keep far enough away. For me, the negatives definitely outweigh the positives and I dislike both the generally low-grade content and the way it detracts from real, face-to-face contact.

ONE Colour - Blue

ONE Sport - Formula 1

ONE Box Set - Band of Brothers

Now you know Chris a little better. Let us know if you’d like to read the interests, likes and dislikes from another of the PW team.

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Chris Gwyther, Founder & Creative Director, Phoenix Wharf pictured by Martin Parr.

Chris Gwyther, Founder & Creative Director, Phoenix Wharf pictured by Martin Parr.

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