Q & A
Regional Award Winner
Chris has been a leading designer with bulthaup systems for over 30 years. His early experience working with architects and designers such as Sir Norman Foster and Sir Terence Conran gave him the skills necessary to communicate bulthaup's unique design and lifestyle philosophies. After designing and managing the highly successful bulthaup Wigmore St showroom in London, he was asked to help bring bulthaup to America.
After over 20 years of supporting and collaborating with many of the top contemporary architects and design firms in the US , Chris now runs his own independent bulthaup studio in Santa Monica. His passion for design is evident in the many outstanding projects he has completed for satisfied customers.
Where do you find design inspiration?
My design inspiration comes from warm contemporary architecture and its use of earth materials: glass, wood, steel and stone.
How do you approach the design process?
I aim to create the most functional and ergonomic design by mixing materials and using the most durable elements in heavily used parts of the kitchen.
What makes your aesthetic stand out amongst other designers?
I try to develop a balanced scheme which is contemporary with warmth. I use details which produce light design and therefore a timeless environment.
What is the greatest value you provide to your clients?
My objective is to create the most practical and user friendly design using the best quality materials and appliances, the style is not subject to changes found in the latest trends. My goal is to create designs that my clients can enjoy for 20 years or more.