Danish modern style influences his aesthetic, nature acts as his inspiration—and everything from rap to classical to song selections from film scores fill his studio. Get a quick earful of the sounds from the work mix of industrial designer and woodworker Matthew Weatherly in this week’s Playlist.
How do you listen? When I’m ideating at the office, I listen to iTunes through my computer. When I’m in the shop, I plug my iPhone into a stereo docking station.
Does music influence your work? Even though the music is always resonating through my studio space, I wouldn’t say that my work is directly influenced by music. But perhaps my work is influenced by my relaxed mindset, which is a result of music.
Where do you find music recommendations? Who influences your musical taste? I have some close friends who have supplied me with musical influences through the years. Surprisingly, I find a lot of my music from TV shows and movie soundtracks. This is why I keep Shazam within a few clicks on my phone; I never know when I’m going to hear something that intrigues me.
What song or artist best represents the work you create? Since I draw most of my inspiration from nature, I could see my work being a song by Lisa Gerrard.
Walcott, Vampire Weekend
Easy Fly, Soul G And Tony Match
Vicious Traditions, The Veils
No Complaints, Beck
The Grand Duel, Luis E. Bacalov
Tracce, Ludovico Einaudi
Trigger Hippie, Morcheeba
Long Nights, Eddie Vedder
We Oh We, The Hidden Cameras
Blame It On My Youth, Brad Mehldau
Sacrifice, Lisa Gerrard & Pieter Bourke
Images: Matthew Weatherly