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dwp Profiles – Anne Carson

dwp’s new groundbreaking dwp|signature collections celebrate the company’s entrepreneurial spirit. Brenton Mauriello, Group CEO of dwp says: “These collaborations allow us to take our award-winning design ideas to the next level of creative expression. For clients with specific requirements and defined taste who want something special.”

Anne Carson Interiors combines dwp’s elegance with Carson’s thrilling aesthetic. Renowned for her glamorous spaces, Carson has created lavish interiors for exclusive clients in the most beautiful homes around the world.  

Born and raised in New Jersey, Anne Carson’s career was launched on a great twist of luck as well as natural talent. She says: “I saw an add in the “Help Wanted” section of The New York Times that looked interesting. I went to the interview and it was actually for a job at Ralph Lauren. Naturally  I said yes! It really was my lucky day as I was assigned to work for the Creative Services Dept. Soon I was helping with the planning and building of the flagship store on Madison Ave.

What daily habit or practice helps your creativity?

I am constantly  aware of of my surroundings and pay attention to detail wherever I am. Whether I am out and about or looking at all the new offerings that come across my desk. I get lost in seeing inspiration: the latest trends in products, finishes and new inventive ideas. It can be problematic sometimes as it causes a bit of a distraction!

Do you see yourself as artist or an interior designer?

I see myself as an interior designer.  To me, the discipline of “interior design”  is different from that of “fine art”. The process of interior design involves working with an empty shell assembling combinations, layers of materials and categories of furnishings adding other craftsman. We start with a blank space and add physical elements that create a lifestyle experience; it is not a static object.”

What inspires you?

Traveling!

Everywhere I go I search to see and understand what makes each place special and unique. History, architecture, people, lifestyle, landscape.  I look at the natural settings. I notice the combinations of the colours in nature; which is awe inspiring. Recently I was driving in Colorado through a mountain pass: brilliant blue sky, mountains: brown, grey and dark with blinding white snow caps, most of the trees were green and there was ONE Canary Yellow Aspen tree standing alone on the hillside…

What is creativity?

Creativity is contagious. It’s a feeling, a visual reference, an experience, a conversation, it builds on itself, starts with a small something that becomes something bigger.  Who knows… the sky’s the limit…

For more information on dwp|anne carson please contact sarinrath.k@dwp.com

 

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