If the eyes are the window to the soul, the desk, you could say, is the pathway into the mind of the creative. Being the nosy bunch we are, we asked a group of our favourite designers, PRs and friends in fashion to let us inside their offices to see how they work. Expect pristine desks from the finest vintage dealers, the best stationary about, and of course, the occasional bit of clutter. Fashion folk are only human, after all…Today we step into the workspace of sound designer Michel Gaubert.
10: Where did you buy your desk?
MG: Established & Sons in East London.
10: Do you like a tidy desk or a messy one?
MG: Half and half.
10: What’s the most sentimental thing you have on it?
MG: It is actually on the wall next to my desk, and it is a picture of [my late partner] Steven Brinke and myself taken by Marcus Mam to celebrate the year 2000.
10: What’s the proudest thing you’ve created while sitting at your desk?
MG: I spend so many hours at my desk and everything I do starts there. The most recent project I worked on that I am very proud of is the soundtrack to Karl Lagerfeld’s A Line of Beauty exhibition at the Met. I am also proud of all the brainstorming I did for the Dior [pre-fall 2023] show in Mumbai.
Photography courtesy of Michel Gaubert. Keep your eyes peeled for more inductees to our Me and My Desk series. Taken from Issue 58 of 10 Men – ELEGANCE, GRACE, BEAUTY – out NOW. Purchase here.