Architectural designer, interior designer, product designer, design consultant, magazine editor, and studio founder; the name Andrew Trotter denotes many things. Andrew graduated from interior design in Australia in 1994 before moving back to the UK to work in both product design and fashion design. Openhouse Magazine – centred on art, design, architecture and culture – was Andrew’s first independent project, which he founded together with photographer Mari Luz Vidal in 2014. In addition to being available digitally, the biannual magazine is sold in more than 600 stores worldwide.
In 2012, Andrew was approached for his first architectural commission, a boutique hotel in Puglia, Italy. Masseria Moroseta, as it’s now called, subsequently launched Studio Andrew Trotter, a multi-disciplinary design office encompassing architecture, interior design, product design and design consultancy.
We sat down with Andrew to explore what inspires him – people, places, landscapes, materials, traditions – and how each is in line with his ethos of honesty and simplicity.