I find inspiration from everything in my environment; influenced by people, their energy, their bodies, their backgrounds and their stories, but also by the physical environment. Living in Paris is a constant source of inspiration, the urbanism, the neighbourhoods, and the cultures you can meet. I love going to hardware stores. Everywhere I go, I need to find the local hardware stores because they differ depending on where they are located. In the countryside for example, they often reflect the agricultural industry in the area, meaning you can find the coolest machines or tools that you would never find in cities. The more specialised the shops are, the better they are. These shops have a certain authenticity, with objects that do exactly what they say on the tin. The vendors are often surprised and intrigued to see me enter their shops. I really enjoy my time with them because they explain everything with such passion, you end up learning a lot from them.
The functionality of these very practical objects means that, most of the time, they have amazing shapes. At university we focused a lot on the Bauhaus philosophy form follows function, I guess it stuck in my mind.