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Designer in Profile: Freddy van Zevenbergen – Co-founder of Lambart & Browne

Name: Freddy van Zevenbergen  Company: Lambart & Browne Position within company: Co-founder Website: www.lambartandbrowne.com   Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc.) At the age of 18 I returned to England, having spent 2 years in France designing and project managing the renovation of my family home, to study Fine Art at The Slade. After 5 years working with Nicky Haslam at NH Design, I decided to form Lambart & Browne with co-founder Tom Browning. We

Designer in Profile: Gray Davis, Co-owner of Meyer Davis

Name: Gray Davis Company: Meyer Davis Position / Title: Co-Owner of Meyer Davis, Designer Website: Meyer Davis Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I am a native of Tennessee and a graduate of the Auburn University College of Architecture, Design and Construction. I have lived and worked in New York City for more than two decades where I have worked for two renowned designers, the contemporary classicist John Saladino and trendsetting Thomas O’Brien of Aero Studios, to

Designer In Profile: Hedayat Taymour – Founder & Principal Designer at Jam Space Ltd

Name: Hedayat Taymour Company: Jam Space Ltd Position within company: Founder and Principal Designer Website: www.jamspace.uk   Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc.) After working for twenty years in residential and commercial interior design projects as Eklego Design’s founding partner, I moved to London with my family. The reinterpretation and integration of traditional Egyptian forms and elements in my pieces and spaces has been a recurrent theme in my work. We have received various

Designer in Profile: Henry Chebaane, Founder & Creative Director of Blue Sky Hospitality

Name: Henry Chebaane Company: Blue Sky Hospitality Position within company: Founder & Creative Director Website: Blue Sky Hospitality    Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I was born and grew up in Paris, then moved to London almost 30 years ago. I took various jobs in hotels, shops and restaurants and learned what makes them commercially sound. Then, after a few years working for Anouska Hempel and Terence Conran, I set up my own

Designer In Profile: Hollie Moreland – Brand Manager at David Hunt Lighting

Name: Hollie Moreland Company: David Hunt Lighting Position within company: Brand Manager Website: www.davidhuntlighting.co.uk Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc.) I studied in Paris at Parsons School of Design. My speciality was Photography, and my career started in print and graphic design. I have worked in the interiors sector for over 10 years and am passionate about creating a unique brand of lighting with innovative designs. I started developing and working on product development

Designer In Profile: Jeff Holtgen – Director at Silk Avenue

Name: Jeff Holtgen  Company: Silk Avenue Position within company: Director Website: www.silk-avenue.co.uk How would you describe your personal design style? Myself and my team are not allowed a personal design style!…it is subject to the client or the designers initial vision, which we then take on and develop. This allows each commission to be individual and unpredictable. Where does your design inspiration come from? I would say art and nature but really it is anything and everything…and the beauty of social

Designer In Profile: Jeffrey Douglas – Principal at Douglas Design Studio

Name: Jeffrey Douglas  Company: Douglas Design Studio Position within company: Principal Website: www.douglasdesignstudio.com Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc.) I am artistic at heart and have always drawn and painted. I am particular, and think in a very detailed fashion. I am interested in people and derive inspiration from them, so I believe the most unique ideas come from collaboration rather than isolation. This interest also makes me an effective listener and negotiator with

Designer in Profile: Joanna Ramsden – Freelance Designer at Wools of New Zealand for Crucial Trading

Name: Joanna Ramsden   Company: Wools of New Zealand for Crucial Trading Position within company: Freelance Designer Website: www.crucial-trading.com,  www.woolsnz.com   Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc.) I was born and brought up in Yorkshire and France. Always having a natural instinct for anything creative and especially colour, I targeted a career utilising these skills. Initially wanting to be a painter I developed a love for textiles, part of my Yorkshire heritage I suppose and

Designer in Profile: Karen Howes, Founder & CEO of Taylor Howes

Name: Karen Howes Company: Taylor Howes Position within company: Founder & CEO Website: www.taylorhowes.co.uk . Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) A passionate interior designer. Even as a young girl I used to rearrange my room as well as re-designing it, smiling at the outcome. When I was 18, I was sharing an apartment in King’s Cross with Martin Waller, worldwide furniture retailer and founder of Andrew Martin. Soon after, my career started. I

Designer In Profile: Lara Colgan – Owner & Director at Atelier Textiles

Name: Lara Colgan  Company: Atelier Textiles Position within company: Owner/Director Website: www.ateliertextiles.com Tell us a little about your background in design: My passion and respect for materials and intricate designs stems from a very early age, when I would spend time at my Grandmother’s antique textile shop rummaging through the fabric, admiring the delicate lace fabrics and the decorative textiles for sale. At a young age I understood and saw the beauty in embroidered fabrics and how they become even

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