Waller's fabric and wallpaper designs, based around global
cultures, became the template for Fusion Interiors, which was the
title of his bestselling design book in 2000.
In 1996, Waller started the Andrew Martin International Interior
Designer of the Year Award. The Award has become the 'Oscars of the
design world' (Sunday Times) and the accompanying annual Interior
Design Review 'the Bible of interior design'. Every year the Award
is judged by a panel of celebrity opinion makers. Past judges have
included Gordon Ramsey, Thandie Newton, Twiggy, Jo Malone and Anya
Hindmarch. Previous winners have included Kelly Hoppen, Nicky
Haslam and Martyn Lawrence Bullard.
Waller has been involved in wide spectrum of design projects all
over the world, from movies (James Bond, Gladiator, Harry Potter)
to hotels (Mandarin, Firmdale, El lodge) and corporate headquarters
of Standard Chartered Bank on four continents. Much of his
inspiration is derived from his travels and adventures. Dubbed 'the
Indiana Jones of design', Waller has hunted for mammoth in Siberia,
traded with head hunters in Nagaland and searched for lost cities
in the jungles of Guatemala. In 2007, he captained the England team
to the Elephant Polo World Championships in Nepal.
Waller has produced 23 books, appeared on television in the UK,
US, China, India, Russia and the Middle East. He has written
extensively about travel for a variety of magazines, including the
Financial Times, and has served on the advisory boards of Molton
Brown and KLC Design School. In 2017, he was named in The Evening
Standard's list of 1000 Most Influential Londoners.