Meet the Team - Mac
Why did you decide to join Bureau?
With a background in design, sourcing and project management for international exhibitions and events, I was ready to transfer my passion for FF&E into projects with greater longevity. The talented team here at Bureau in Scotland had been on my radar for a while and it really felt like a homecoming after almost a decade south of the border.
What makes you passionate about the commercial furniture industry?
It’s great to see more businesses creating beautiful spaces, investing in the wellbeing and stimulation of their staff and clients - furnishings play a hugely important role! I’ve always been excited by craftsmanship and visual narrative.
What do you think the commercial furniture industry will look like in 5 years?
My experience of the corporate exhibition industry has shown that it’s impossible to ignore the growing value of human interaction in a world of virtual commerce. Great pride is being taken in the creation of conference settings and workspaces are evolving to accommodate social hubs. I think that there will be continued emphasis on sustainability, comfort and aesthetic ...with Bureau and our suppliers at the forefront!
What will the office of the future look like?
I love the sociability of Paul Rudolph’s retro-modernist interiors. And with A.I. doing all the hard graft, surely there’s plenty of time for lounging with martini’s?!
If you had to choose one interior design style, what would it be?
Best go for something eclectic... Transitional Classic.
What’s your favourite piece of furniture?
This is a very difficult question! I think I would have to go for a conversation seat of sorts. The Tète á Tète Sofa by Eichholtz is a fun example and I love that it’s multifunctional too.
Where are you likely to be on a Friday night?
Finding the next best haunt for a Negroni!
If you could have a beer with anyone, who would it be?
As much as I love a pint, think it might need to be something a little more special for an audience with Joanna Lumley.
Where would you like to go on vacation if money was no object?
Royal Mansour, Marrakesh.
If you could time travel, which period of time would you go back to visit?
Roaring 20’s would be an easy choice, but I'd probably go for 17th century renaissance. The age of innovation, invention and visual arts.
There are now 25 hours in a day! How do you spend your extra hour?
Thank goodness! So many exciting new products to discover!
What is an interesting fact about you that nobody at work knows?
When I was 16 one of my paintings was given as a welcome gift to the wife of French First Minister Jaques Chirac at the G8 summit, Gleneagles.
What’s your superpower?
I can make a mean cheesecake.
Sum yourself up in three words?
Let’s do lunch!