We’re very excited to share episode three of our brand new Livingetc podcast, Home Truths, which launches today! Available wherever you download your podcasts (or simply listen here), 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 Tom Dixon, for a revealing chat about his career path, offering insight as to how he got to where he is today.
Having fallen into design, Tom viewed himself very much outside of the scene, creating products in the 1980s alongside other young rebels like Thomas Heatherwick. But he quickly became noticed, then praised, then propelled towards becoming the superstar designer he is today.
He talks about his early days at Habitat, the surprise success of products like his Copper Ball pendant and Bead light, and going from being a two-person company to running an empire at Coal Drops Yard in Kings Cross.
Not only is the conversation a way to peek behind the curtain at one of the UK’s most exciting brands, 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.
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 Three of Livingetc’s Brand new Podcast, Home Truths, is ready to download now through Google, Apple and Spotify – or simply listen online here.