Dave Smith


Having spent over 10 years in commercial practice as an interior designer in London and Melbourne, Dave has a diverse project experience extending from retail, hospitality, workplace and exhibition design. Through this practice Dave established a keen interest in material detailing and its potential to inform space and the interactions of it’s users. Dave is interested in how material qualities can arrange programmes, evoke emotion, and affect engagement within a space. This interest lead Dave to establish ByDave in 2017, a design and making practise which explores joinery detailing and furniture making. Through ByDave, Dave is continuing his learning of spatial design through the focus of a maker and in doing so is exploring the fabrication process of materials, their procurement, and the importance of longevity in design.


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