We’re very excited to share episode four of our brand new podcast, Home Truths, which launches today! Available wherever you download your podcasts, each week one of the biggest names in design reveals the secrets, stories and fascinating insights behind their most famous career moments.
Hosted by Livingetc’s Executive Editor Pip McCormac, for the third episode he is joined by Matthew Williamson, for a revealing chat about his career path, offering insight as to how he got to where he is today.
Having started out as a fashion designer in the 1990s, dressing everyone from Kate Moss to Kelis, from Gwyneth to Jade Jagger, Matthew Williamson grew his design brand through collaborations with interiors companies like Osborn and Little, before pivoting wholly to interior design.
Matthew Williamson talks about what happened when Kate Moss popped over to his bedsit to pick her outfit, how his relationship grew with Sienna Miller to be mutually beneficial creative partnership, what dinner at Karl Lagerfeld’s was like and why and how he made the move into interiors.
Not only is the conversation a way to peek behind the curtain at one of the UK’s most recognisable brand names, there are also entrepreneurial tips aplenty, and advice for how to make it in the industry.
And if you missed episode one, then you’re in for a treat, as award winning designer Lee Broom chats about a career that spans nearly 15 years. He reveals how he went from designing chairs in his tiny flat in Oval with one other colleague, to heading up an international brand sold all over the world. He talks about the thinking behind his groundbreaking Parquetry collection, his eye-catching show-stopping displays at Salone del Mobile in Milan, and the steps he took to grow his business into what it is today.
Episode two, featuring Linda Boronkay from Soho House, includes a revealing chat about how she overcame her imposter syndrome to work her way up at London’s biggest studios.
While Episode three includes Tom Dixon talking about going from being a rebel of the 1980s design scene to gradually working his way up to becoming the godfather figure he is today, with insight into the story behind his famous copper ball pendant.
Home Truths, sponsored by Heal’s, is an eight part podcast series, with a new episode ready to download each Monday. We have some huge stars lined up so stay tuned for more interiors inspiration and a glimpse into the thinking behind some of your favourite designs. Episode Four of Livingetc’s Brand new Podcast, Home Truths, is ready to download now – or listen online here.