Oct 10, 2014

5 Questions For: Landon Dix


Name: Landon Dix
Title: Designer and Maker
Company: Landon Dix Design + Craft

Which of your designs or projects are you most excited about right now and why?

Slowly but surely, I am developing a line of larger furniture pieces. The series is called Sugi, based on the Japanese technique Shou Sugi Ban. All the pieces feature burnt wood with a smooth finish. The series currently features a bowl, bench, and side table, but it will grow to include a coffee table, sideboard, and possibly a dining table.

Tell us three words that embody your design philosophy.

Local, Responsible, Natural.

What's your favorite place in the Pacific Northwest and why?

The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia. I grew up spending almost every day of the summer here for my entire life, and now my parents call it home. There is so much freedom and solitude; to be able to get away from the public and just think on your own is an incredible thing. Trips in the boat to small islands and coves, hikes through forests that have barely seen people–it’s indescribable.

Who or what are you inspired by right now?

I’m inspired by a lot of things, but recently seeing the Vancouver design community grow at a quick rate inspires me to create products that truly reflect my experience growing up here.

What do you think of the color gray?

Gray is amazing. Black and white is a color scheme I most use in projects, but it can often be too much of a contrast. Gray is a nice way to make a beautiful project not so stark.

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