RALEIGH, N.C. – The PBS program Side by Side with High Point University President Nido Qubein recently featured the President and CEO of the Phillips Collection, Mark Phillips, as a guest.
The Side by Side show is a weekly 30-minute behind-the-scenes interview with influencers from across the state of North Carolina and beyond. The series features in-depth conversations between Qubein and his guests as they discuss leadership, inspiration and their life experiences. “Dr. Qubein is one of the most captivating storytellers and interviewers I know,” said PBS North Carolina CEO Lindsay Bierman.
Quebin spoke to Phillips about the inspiration behind his furniture line, the ‘wow’ in designing furniture, as he put it.
“We bring to market, in partnership with nature, an organic, contemporary furniture line,” Phillips said during the program. “We harness the beauty nature gives us and turn it into something worthwhile and useful.”
Phillips said that he may take inspiration from the natural world around him when designing furniture, but he also works to bring people to causes that remind them to say thank you. For example, Phillips worked with schoolchildren in Thailand and the local community to plant 6,000 trees.
“When you take the time to get to know someone, something extraordinary happens,” said Qubein. “You get inspired, you learn something new, you expand your own horizons.”
Interested viewers can watch the interview on the PBS North Carolina website HERE.