We agree with Spencer Buck’s sentiments regarding quality of life and the advantages of practising design outside London (Design Business, DW 3 February).
After three years on the London design circuit, we opted for a change of scenery. Nothing against Bristol, but we wanted the guaranteed sunshine, perfect cappuccinos and relaxed lifestyle of Rome.
As Buck notes, the advent of the Web and Adobe PDFs have facilitated our move. Ryanair gets to London in under three hours and our clients enjoy mixing business with a stroll through the Forum. We are therefore all for geographical diversification and consider our location an advantage.
Clients should be encouraged to reap the benefits of choice and have the vision to consider their possibilities beyond the M25.
We expect increased international collaboration in the future and are looking forward very much to a world of cross-cultural design.
Alexei and Alessia Cohen