Bruce Denny

What is your current favourite restaurant?
Amaya. Flavours of India in a fine-dining style. There’s nothing to compare.

Where have you received the best customer service?
Apple. They have certainly been market leaders in pre- and post-sales service for quite some time.

What is the title (and author) of the last book you read?
A Column of Fire by Ken Follett. I’m not an avid reader, but I love historical drama and Ken Follett, in particular.

Who or what has been your biggest influence?
Life itself. We all have so much to learn about ourselves and the world around us. I love nature, science and form, and am quite engaged with how we impact the world and how our environment shapes us.

What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Follow your own path.

What has been your proudest moment?
The birth of my wonderful children.

Is beauty or function more important?
They hold equal weight. Different objects function at different levels, but there is an elegance in simplicity and efficiency. It’s very difficult for something that is clumsy in its function to be beautiful.

What do you do to relax?
I am a yogi and a strong believer in mindfulness and being the best I can be. This philosophy really helps me relax.

Where is your favourite holiday destination?
The Maldives. Serenity, calm and beauty in the sun.

What is your favourite music to listen to?
It depends on what I’m doing. Classical or jazz to work to or relax, something with a strong beat to train to. I love musical theatre. I like most music except for country and western. That makes me really switch off!

Do you collect anything or would you like to?
Despite my profession, I’m not really a materialistic person. I love beautiful things and I love to live in a beautiful environment, but I also love to move on. I don’t get attached to anything.

If you could describe your work in a few words, what would they be?
Engaging, dynamic, intuitive, thought-provoking, serene. I really hope that’s what others get from seeing my work, too. We all engage with art in our own way, but the whole point of art is to make you feel something.