Where was your favorite place to live?
A tie between SF and Chicago.
What’s your favorite room in your home?
Our bedroom is all white and wood, with a few pops of color. Being able to relax in an environment where you have no design compromises… is very relaxing.
In your opinion, what is the best designed item of all time?
Left handed scissors.
What are your sources of inspiration?
Vintage furniture, rough framing, public works and infrastructure like railroad trestles, art, nature, beautiful food.
What do you drive?
Subaru station wagon.
What one item do you wish you owned?
A house near the water.
What are your interests outside of design?
Bicycle riding and cooking.
Who are you design icons?
Marcel Breuer, Alexander Calder, Andy Goldsworthy, Finn Juhl, Daniel Burnham.
Form vs. function?
Both, together forever and ever.
What’s your favorite possession?
What is your personal decorating style?
Clean and modern with natural accents and lots of colorful art.
What was/is your biggest indulgence?
Summer trips to Maine.
Do you have one low budget decorating tip?
Sub floors make great floors!
What’s the best career advice you ever received? Ever gave?
Always innovate… No asky, no getty.
To see all of Zak’s current works for CB2, go here.