• Portrait

    Name: Sevil Peach
    Profession: Architect and Interior Designer
    Location: London / Istanbul
    Age: 72

  • Questionnaire: Sevil Peach

    Describe yourself in a single sentence?
    – Too complex to describe in a single sentence, but a people person.


    What is the first thing you think about when you wake up?
    – Will there be sunshine when I open the blinds and is the coffee ready?


    Describe your bedroom. What objects do you surround yourself with?
    – Our bed looks out to a magnificent Loquat tree my mother planted many years ago that blossoms at Christmas and gives us fruit in the summer. I have a wall of family photos, I like to see them when I wake up. There is a fireplace which is nice to have on winter days. On the other side is a wall with paintings, jewellery and memorabilia that are hung in a random way. I like the narrative.


    Do you have a special routine before going to bed?
    – Not really. Putting on cashmere bed socks and then kicking them off within minutes.


    If you could give your younger self any advice what would it be?
    – Trust your instincts.


    How much luck have you had in life?
    – Lots, but I think I made my luck through courage and hard work.


    Is talent something you’re born with or something you can learn?
    – Some are born with it, for others it is something you learn. In my case, I learned.


    What are you working on right now?
    – A new Office building for Rolex in New York in collaboration with David Chipperfield Architects.


    Do you listen to music when you work? If you do, what music? If don’t why?
    – It varies from Billie Holiday to Bob Marley, Bach to Satie depending on the mood.


    What inspires you?
    – The work in hand.


    What historical event fascinates you the most?
    – My grandparents flight from Azerbaijan to Persia and then to Turkey during the Russian Revolution.


    What is your most twisted fantasy?
    – I am not sure if this qualifies as being twisted but diving into a clear turquoise sea where you can see the bottom.
    Having clean, beautifully ironed sheets every night.


    Is there anything else you would like to tell us?
    – Only over dinner.

  • Photography, Sevil Peach, London, 2021.