My lifelong search for simplicity without unnecessary stylism has always been expressed in my designs – no doubt influenced by my early Bauhaus style architectural training at Manchester in the 1940s. The sharpening of my aesthetic senses really took off after my arrival in Australia at the end of 1947. The state of architecture and industrial design in Australia gave me plenty of scope and looking back over 68 years I can see that my choice of occupations provided me with many opportunities and I became aware that architecture and industrial design were companion outlets for my skills. My architectural training seamlessly transferred to design in industry and taught me to keep asking ‘ why’ – and, more importantly ‘why not…..’. Seeking answers applies to all design endeavours and can often result in stimulating innovative answers. (more…)