We caught up with Christian Bird – senior designer at international design and branding agency Design Bridge, just round the corner from LLUSTRE HQ in Clerkenwell. He is also the designer behind the fabulous Edge of Belgravia knives – whose design is as sharp as their zircomium oxide (yup, that’s right) ceramic blades.
SO DID YOU ALWAYS KNOW YOU WERE GOING TO BE A DESIGNER?
I’ve always loved design, probably before I knew what the word meant. I was always drawing and making things as a kid. If you have strong ideas as your basis for doing something, you can make anything.
HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH EDGE OF BELGRAVIA?
I met Freddie Ostland through a mutual friend. I was really interested in his idea – to make really striking high quality kitchenware.Freddie had done a lot of research about ceramic blades and he really wanted to do a range of knives. The brief was to design a knife you wouldn’t want to put in a drawer. There are similarities to Alessi there, I suppose – kitchen tools that look so great you’d leave them out on display.
So Freddie and I teamed up. My brother is a chef, …