Despoke caught up with Simon Woodroffe the man behind YO! Sushi and YOTEL to talk to him about his next game changing project/product YO ! Home
Can you explain a little about YO! Home and what inspired you to create it?
As much as anything YO! Home is what I want to live in when I am in town for a few days and certainly when I was younger and less well off it is what I’d have wanted as a home.
You see I left school at 16, was a roadie and then went into the theatre on the technical side and the rock n roll concert business, designing stages for many of the big acts of the 70′s and 80′s people; like Rod Stewart, The Moody Blues, Madness, Motörhead, Jethro Tull, 10cc, Robert Plant, The Pretenders, Ozzie Osbourne and many more – and much of what I did was mechanical – the stages moved, opened, levitated, and had Ozzie appear on a hand over the audience…. So my background was in stage scenery, the moving type, and this is what I have drawn on to create my long term vision for YO! Home. Like stage design YO! Home can be transformed into a number of different rooms through sliding walls and the touch of a button. It can be as simple or as complex as the person living there wants it to be.