Viviane and Paul are so wonderful and passionate and this translates in their designs.
mydeco.com in conversation with Viviane, from Goodwin + Goodwin.
You love typography, which font do you like the most?
I love a font called 'DIN', it’s a german font and is known for its signage on the German autobahns as its very easy to read. I love it for its simplicity, it is very geometric, but it has a quirkiness through its simplicity. We used a version of the 'DIN' font for our city clocks and coat hooks.
Where do you go to feel inspired?
The ideas usually come to us right before we go to sleep. It is often a frantic rush to sketch down the ideas so that we don't forget them the following day.
Which product are you most proud of?
Probably our Film Ending Bookends, this was one of our first products and is still one of best sellers. We love to see people's reactions when they walk past at a show, I think its rare thing when a product can make you smile.
How do you see your collection growing?
We have always concentrated on home accessories, but have always wanted to add more furniture to our collection. We are also busy working on some new soft furnishings. We fell in love with screen printing process last year, it’s so instant and we enjoy creating really bold graphic prints with it.
What is your favourite part of having your own design business?
Having a dog in the studio! Archie (our golden retriever) follows us everywhere and if he wasn't under feet all day life would be really boring, but no matter how much trouble he gets into he always puts a smile on your face.