There is quite literally a world of difference between life on the West Indian islands and in Denmark. Nevertheless, Douglas Ross crossed the Atlantic many years ago in search of a new life in the northern hemisphere with plenty of new horizons.
He was born under distant skies in St. Johns on the West Indian island of Antigua, but has lived in Denmark for many years. ‘Chequered’ is the word he uses to describe a long career as, among other things, a self-taught carpenter, joiner and designer. And a flair for auto-didacticism is essential for Douglas Ross, who has a deep-down urge to learn by doing. He is still learning. And still doing. Because he is persistent and because he is still just as hungry to learn new things as he always has been. For life offers great potential for staying hungry and staying foolish, as Steve Jobs’ well-known quotation underlines. His favourite material is wood, and he gains inspiration from exploring wood’s many possibilities. Although he finds both tranquillity and joy near the Swedish lake Vättern, he envisages a future in which he can always be close to his workshop. To learn and to create.