SAH: Who would you love to design for?
BB I would love to design for an English silversmith because I love the precision of handworked silver. I’d design the smallest, simplest bud vase, the most perfect teaspoon, a tray and a coaster.
SAH: What do you do when you’re feeling uninspired?
BB I move into my guest bedroom for a few days because it’s all ivory and there’s no interruption. When I lose my way, I just need to be calm, in crisp pyjamas with the perfect cup of tea. No books, no magazines, nothing! If I hold still long enough, pretty soon that little motor starts working again and I start drawing.
SAH: What’s the most important thing you’ve learned about the design business since you’ve been in it?
BB To stay small, to stay authentic. My vision is actually quite fragile. I can’t look at everything because I think I would lose my way.