Design may be defined in many ways, but it is by nature optimistic; a better process; a different material; a new idea. It is this constant searching and discovering that makes design ever engaging and rewarding. By this definition, design is more than a career or a business; it is a way of seeing and being in the world. Design at its best, is thoughtfully motivated by the real needs of real people and can genuinely make a positive difference to how we interact with our environments and with each other. Whether it’s the table that becomes the gathering point for the family each day, or the surface that displays the objects that we treasure most, good design is design for living. It is the desire for this authenticity, along with a searching for simplicity and clarity that defines the work of Scott van Tuil.