Adrienne Chinn will be exhibiting their new range of Urban London wallpapers, fabrics, rugs and accessories on stand X62 at 100% Futures. Below she answer’s some questions from Despoke.
What made you want to become a designer?
I grew up in the fantastic energy of the 1960s, where I rode a Banana bike, wore white patent leather pixie boots with pink and white polka dot flamenco flair trousers, listened to The Beatles on the radio, and lived in a new-build split-level open-plan bungalow with my parents, brothers and sisters. Montreal in the 1960s was a swinging, cosmopolitan city that embraced this new stream-lined design and architecture.
I remember the grass-cloth walls, the glass and brass furniture, the Tulip chairs that I quickly discovered tipped over when you leant back in them. I was impressed by a neighbour’s synthetic white Christmas tree done up in sapphire blue balls, with blue and silver gifts under the tree. I was only a kid, and it was quite a number of years later than I became a designer, but the seeds were sewn during those early years.