You're a carpenter by trade. Is it your training which has given you a special feeling for design?
I think so. As a carpenter I attach a great deal of value to finish, and such things as combining materials. What I have learned as a carpenter is to make things which will last. This is why I'm disturbed by the short-lived nature of present-day design. But I'm convinced that there will soon be a counter movement. Durability, both in the qualitative and in the aesthetic sense, will once more become an important factor.