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Designer Profile: Kate Hume

HOW DID YOU START OUT?  I first worked in fashion, for the legendary Mrs B (Burstein) at Browns in London…

Designer Profile: Simon Rawlings

WHAT INSPIRED YOUR INTEREST IN DESIGN? My dad was a ‘contractor’ (actually a painter and decorator), building pubs as I…

Designer Profile: Tiffany Duggan

HOW DID YOU FIRST START OUT? I studied scenic design at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama before…

Designer Profile: Tom Dixon

DO YOU HAVE A DESIGN MANTRA? ‘Extraordinary objects for everyday use’ is my mantra. I guess I’m trying to create…

Designer Profile: Peter Mikic

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I graduated in fashion and textiles at RMIT University and started menswear label Stonewood &…

Designer Profile: Sophie Ashby

HOW DID IT ALL BEGIN? I spent my teenage years growing up between Stellenbosch in the Western Cape and going…

Designer Profile: Turner Pocock

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? After studying fashion design, then interiors at the KLC School of Design in London, I…

Designer Profile: Jo Berryman

HOW DID YOU GET STARTED? I launched my interior design company, initially called Matrushka (after the Russian stacking dolls), from…

Designer Profile: Alexander Waterworth

HOW DID YOU GET INTO THE INTERIORS BUSINESS? After showcasing a piece of furniture – something for a restricted space…

Designer Profile: John Hitchcox 

HOW DID YOU GET YOUR START? I grew up in a family of creatives – my dad was an architect,…

Designer Profile: Martin Brudnizki

WHEN DID YOU FIRST FALL IN LOVE WITH DESIGN? I grew up in Stockholm where my father was a civil engineer…

Designer Profile: Francis Sultana

WHEN WAS YOUR BIG BREAK? I’d like to say it was when I was about 8, when I helped draw…