MATT ROLLINGS

Matt Rollings is a South-East London designer, he studied Decorative Arts at university and works as a home-ware designer. He is currently designing his own art practices taking inspiration from early 20th century constructivism.  

What was your first proper job and what path have you taken since then?

I was a lighting designer and since then I have moved to designing decorative accessories and home-ware.

What inspired you to be an artist?

When I was a child I was always drawing and making things around the house. My mum would make play-dough for me in the kitchen so there was an endless supply.

What excites you?

Shape, form and a little vintage find.

Do you have a daily ritual?

No, everyday is always a bit different.

How do you get into the flow of work?

Put on whatever music I'm feeling that day or sometimes escape to the country.

Do you have a top tip tool that helps you with productivity?

Plan. Plan. Plan.

Matt Rollings painting

What's the best lesson you've learnt?

For me I need to be in a relaxed state of mind to be able to work and also sometimes mistakes can lead to better results.

Who inspires you?

I'm inspired by Constantin Brancusi, Tury Heisselberg Pedersen and Willian Morris.

What's your proudest career achievement?

Getting my first job out of university, it took a bit longer than planned but nothing can replace that feeling. 

What are you listening to/watching?

Listening to: Ibiza Classics & The Ballroom (Vogue)

Watching: The Queen's Gambit & Small Axe

What are you passionate about?

Pottery and painting.

If you could invite three people to a dinner party, living or dead, who would it be?

Gemma Collins, Alison Hammond and Princess Di... Three fabulous Queen's.

What dream do you still want to fulfil?

I want to have my own home-ware collection one day.

 

You can check out more of Matt's work on his website at www.matthewrollings.co.uk and his Instagram.

You can see Matt's beautiful pot collection for Jorelle here.