Tracey Sawyer, founder of Sawyer & Company, shares insight into what makes her tick.
Who/what inspired you to become a designer?
T: There was never a particular moment – but rather an evolution of making and creating from a very young age, while growing up so close to nature – which has always been an inspiration.
What is your favorite color at the moment?
T: Shades of green.
What is your dream project?
T: A dream project would encompass defining natural luxury in creating a resort experience.
What types of projects excite you?
K/T: We would love to design a full, natural luxury resort, but honestly working on projects that have good, solid, professional team with great ideas and open minds – Teams that also have the expertise to execute really good design, ultimately creating incredible experiences.
What sorts of projects do you see Sawyer & Company working on in 10 years?
T: In 10 years, I think we will be expanding into all areas of travel and continuing to define what that means.
If you could go back in time and tackle any project from the beginning, which would you choose?
T: I would love to design the infrastructure of the Mayan or Incan Civilizations – they were incredibly ingenious compared to their contemporaries.
If you could work with any past artist, who would it be?
T: Installations artists all the way – I’m thinking of Olafur Eliasson, TeamLAB, and Tokujin Yoshioka, in particular.
If you could jam with any band, at any point in time, which would it be?
T: Janis Joplin – Big Brother and the Holding Company.
If you could visit any structure or place throughout history, what would you visit?
T: I would go back to Athens and the Acropolis around 200 BC – at the peak of Greek society.