Guest Post: Designer Insights with Nancy Bendtsen by Terrys Blinds

Nancy Bendtsen is part of the design & project management team at Inform Interiors, based in Vancouver, Canada. Nancy was introduced to design at an early age by her mother, this sparked a lifelong passion. She went on to attend the Paris Ecole des Beaux Arts as well the University of Toronto. Then along with Niels Bendtsen owner of Inform Interiors, she helped to shape the growth and direction of the company. So we are proud to bring you the Designer Insights of Nancy Bendtsen.

1) In your own words describe your unique style and creative aesthetic?

I’m super practical, comfort and utility are very important. Also simplicity and clean lines.

2) When starting a new project, what is your creative process?

Searching through magazines & books for images that reverb with the project at hand. We read or look through every magazine in our bookshop.

3) Out of the creative people you have worked with, who is it that you respect and admire the most?

Editors, of any kind. A great retailer- think Murray Moss-can change the public’s perspective of the world. In art- Diana Augnatis from the Vancouver Art Gallery- did an amazing job curating Doug Coupland’s show, ‘Everywhere is Anywhere and Anything is Everything’ on now in Vancouver. And manufacturers who hold to their own vision, Flexform’s Pietro Galimberti for one, Ingo Maurer and all of his lighting and installations, for another, are all worthy of admiration.

4) When looking for inspiration is there a particular thing you do to get inspired?

Being out in nature always inspires me. I love all the green and the scents of nature. Or perhaps it’s the lack of a computer screen. Or the fresh air, all that oxygen!

5) What has brought you to this point in your career? And what is your advice for people looking to follow in your footsteps?

Follow your heart. Take your ego out of it. Don’t be a prima donna. Clean the WC floor if it needs it. Work harder and smarter; look quicker and more decisively than anyone else. Wear your point shoes, (i.e. move quickly) don’t get stuck on tradition, or how it was done yesterday, today is new. And veto negativity from your world. Say yes, (to a smart new suggestion or challenge) and mean it and do it.

This post was written by Tudor Davies of Terrys Blinds. View the original posting here.