Darren Alawi

Dad, Designer, Drummer

I love what I do and I do it for the ones I love. Design is my life at work and at home, but there are a few other things I manage to squeeze in.

Favourite things

What the hell is a Jigawatt?! Marty McFly — November 5th 1955

Favourite movie?

Very tough question, but if I had to choose one it would be Back To The Future. The combination of adventure, comedy and science are the perfect recipe, mixed with a little nostalgia and it’s a cult classic.
Stop the world, I’m getting off What the World is Waiting For — The Stone Roses

Favourite band?

Growing up in Madchester it’s hard not to choose Oasis, but before Oasis ‘rose’ to fame, The Stone Roses paved the way, their music genuinely inspired me to learn to play the drums and start a band myself.
Lamborghini Countach Designed by Marcello Gandini in 1974

Favourite design?

Car design holds a special place in my heart. My favourite car would have to be the Lamborghini Countach, it influenced the modern day supercar like no other. Designed by Marcello Gandini in 1974, more than 40 years ago.

What I do