If the eyes are the window to the soul, the desk, you could say, is the pathway into the mind of the creative. Being the nosy bunch we are, we asked a group of our favourite designers, PRs and friends in fashion to let us inside their offices to see how they work. Expect pristine desks from the finest vintage dealers, the best stationary about, and of course, the occasional bit of clutter. Fashion folk are only human, after all…Today we step into the home of Alaïa‘s creative director, Pieter Mulier.
Where did you buy your desk?
“My desk is part of the architecture [of my home]. It is a concrete block that’s encrusted in the wall. I love the idea that it’s not really a desk. It disappears in the room.”
Do you like a tidy desk or a messy one?
“I am very tidy! I can’t work in chaos. I clean/organise my desk every night, even though there’s a lot on it.”
What’s the most sentimental thing you have on it?
“My favourite and most emotional object on my desk is a bronze bunny.”
What’s the proudest thing you’ve created while sitting at your desk?
“The thing I loved working on the most: my first collection at Alaïa.”
Photography by Pieter Mulier. Keep your eyes peeled for more inductees to our Me and My Desk series. Taken from Issue 58 of 10 Men – ELEGANCE, GRACE, BEAUTY – out NOW. Purchase here.