Daniel Schofield

I first saw Daniels work at Birmingham Interiors in 2013, and it stood out massively compared to the other graduate work we saw, due to its finesse, sophistication and that extra level of thought that designers need to apply to set them apart from their peers. Since then he has gone on to design pieces for Skandium and is well on his way to becoming one the key designers of his generation.

Website - danielschofield.co.uk

If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
Japanese pull saw. I always enjoy using it when I get the chance.

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your design life has taken?
Not at all really, or at least not consciously. I started on my own because the job offers I was getting after University were all unpaid which I couldn't afford to do. But fortunately the University allowed me to carry on using the workshops for a year. So I've just been going with the flow and trying to learn as much as possible along the way.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
When I come up with a design I like I usually draw it over and over again, I don't really know why, I think it just helps me understand it and think about the details more.

What product or event inspired you to be a designer?
Before University I was doing a carpentry apprenticeship, working on houses and offices etc. A family friend offered to teach me wood turning as he knew I liked making things, from there I knew I wanted to do something more creative and it naturally led me to design.

If you could go back in time and become the designer of any existing item, what would you choose?
This answer could change on a daily basis.... today though its Autoprogettazione by Enzo Mari - Beautifully simple in concept and realisation.