Instead of gathering piles of paper, I now immediately tidy away all my drawings in a carousel of files in my office. These carousels are really beautiful, and visitors often express their envy, saying that they would love to have such a carousel themselves. Of course, these things are really old-fashioned but still very useful for people like me who do a lot of drawing on A4 sized paper. I have thousands of drawings stored in these files.
I also recently even made a separate ‘hotel file’, including tab dividers. When I was filing all the sketches and drawings, I realised that very few people are actually aware that almost everything we make, including the work on the building itself, has been sketched and often drawn by me. Not only what is seen as ‘design’ but also where the pipes for the toilets run, how the walls are constructed (the rooms are insulated all the way round to prevent impact noise), how the guests enter the room (simply using a key because the hotel is small and we liked the idea), how the green railings are fitted on the roof, filled and maintained, what kind of music is played and what is served for breakfast. The list and the number of sketches goes on and on.
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