Based in New York City, she founded Erin Ruby Design in 2014. Having worked at renowned commercial architecture firms for over 15 years, Erin applies her interior design expertise to product development. Her work has garnered numerous design awards and has been featured in Interior Design, Contract, Metropolis, Architectural Record, Interiors & Sources, Azure, and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
In May 2018, Decca London proudly introduced Erin Ruby to the UK design community. Erin gave an inspirational speech at Clerkenwell Design Week designing with purpose and how interiors can affect our well-being. You can watch the full talk in the video below
Erin Ruby on Designing with purpose from Decca Europe on Vimeo.
In addition, we asked Erin a few questions to give you an insight into her view of the creative process as a multidisciplinary designer.
Being able to shift between big picture concepts to in-depth, highly detailed problem solving never gets old. I like to work both sides of my brain. When you think about it, creativity is really only 10% of the equation. 90% of what I do is managing the process of getting something built. No two days are the same, which I love.
Erin Ruby and the Gait table that she designed for Decca Contract
That's a tough one. It really depends on the client or the problem being solved. I actually find comfort in constraints - they force you to be resourceful. When given the world, what will you design? Which by the way, is something I experienced designing the Gait™ Collection for Decca! That's a very daunting prospect. But exciting nonetheless.
With all materials, you want to make sure they suit the product being designed, or see if they can be used in unexpected ways. I recently designed a fabric comprised of cork veneer that can be used as a wall treatment or upholstery fabric. I would love to develop a proprietary fabric or mesh where the fabric is itself the structure.
Aesthetics that are cohesive with the project, and functionality.
In 2017, Erin's Gait™ Collection premiered at NeoCon, a leading event for the commercial design industry, won the Best of NeoCon Silver Award and was also the Interior Design's HiP Honoree.
Gait™ large table and credenza
Gait™ desk with Bing chair
Gait™ round meeting table
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25 April 2018