Robert Storey would rather not call himself a set designer. Yet, he is. He studied sculpture at Central Saint Martins (and graduated in 2008), but felt too limited and bogged down by worries of having to be ‘too conceptual’. Robert says that there was a wave at university where he felt that he had to prove that he was saying something, while he wanted people to enjoy looking at it. So, he veered into set design. We visited his Dalston studio to talk about space and beyond.
“I think you have to prove there is some kind of research and depth to what you are saying. I don’t think it would work well if you went into a crit and said, “well, I just made this because I like the way it looks”. Personally, if I was a tutor and someone said, “I love the way it looks, it makes me so happy to look at it”. I’d kind of be like, “well, why not?”Read More