Jesse Ede

September 25, 2018

This week’s ‘Quick Fire’ comes from Jesse Edea designer, maker, crafter and artist. In his work, Ede is drawn to more natural materials, ones that do not necessarily appear ‘finished’. He enjoys capturing the rough nature of truly organic surfaces, manipulating them to expose the contrast between the material itself and the man-made processes that form them into sculptures.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

An explorer.

What is the one product you wish you’d designed? 

The surfboard.

What inspires you? 

The Universe.

If you didn’t work in design what would you do?

Surf and mountain climb professionally all over the world.

What would your dream project be? 

Probably designing a mega yacht.

What’s your favourite Instagram account? 


What was the last thing you googled? 

Bronze patination techniques.

Which of your designs are you most proud of? 

My recent Orbit light.

What or who is the next big thing in lighting? 

Me, haha!