Stuck on what to get your nearest and dearest for Christmas? Cambridge-based interior designer Eve Waldron shares some ideas
Established in 2000, Eve Waldron Design is recognised for its work in interior architecture, furniture and textile design. Working from a studio in Cambridge, the team consists of architects, interior designers, product designers and makers.
At the heart of the studio’s work is a commitment to finding innovative and contextually appropriate design solutions, with a dedication to artistic thinking and the inherent potential of materials and craftsmanship. This is achieved through a process of collaborative research and inquiry, undertaken in a spirit of curiosity and experimentation.
The company has worked in several countries, with a range of commissioners and in a variety of regulatory environments. Through this experience, the studio has acquired a high level of expertise in the design and realisation of a variety of project types.
Their impressive portfolio includes a number of significant projects, including several commissions from the University of Cambridge and multiple Cambridge colleges, commercial offices for many national and international clients, work with residential developers, furniture sourcing and product design – as well as textile and art commissions.
“How many Christmas jumpers or bottles of bath gel do we really want?” asks Eve, who is originally from New York, discussing the subject of Christmas presents. “Sometime in November, I start to go through my cupboards and try to use up a year’s worth of unwanted soaps, bath salts and gels. I have my own to get through and also my daughter’s!
“Perhaps we should all consider only buying things we know someone REALLY wants and needs. This seems more genuine and certainly more practical, not to mention more environmentally friendly, as it’s less likely to end up in a landfill, given away to charity or poured down the drain.
“Why not give a gift of good, genuine design – an item which has been carefully designed to stand the test of time? Consider pooling resources with family and friends to give something that will really be appreciated. Wouldn’t a fantastic reading light or a great desk chair be so much cooler and desirable than bath bombs, Christmas jumpers or Quality Street? Please see some ideas below.”
Eve Waldron Design has opened a new shop at The Corner Shop, Pound Hill, Cambridge and sells lighting, furniture and soft furnishings. Gift certificates available in time for Christmas.