Brilliant People

Jim Biddulph & Laura Perryman in Conversation

A love for materials and keen interest in contemporary technologies has led Laura Perryman along an interesting and fairly unique path within the world of design. Having studied Printed Textiles at Loughborough University and then at the RCA, Laura was picked up by big name tech brands such as Nokia and later trend agencies like… Read More >

22 February 2019

Sketch Series: Peter Gomez

At Sleep + Eat in November we had the exclusive opportunity to see a preview of Zoffany’s latest collection, Zoffany Icons.  We spoke with Peter Gomez, Head of Design for the Zoffany studio, about the design and development process behind the collection.  Zoffany Icons was launched alongside all Style Library Brand SS19 collections at Heimtextil last week. In this… Read More >

15 January 2019

A conversation between: Jim Biddulph & Daniel Webb

Back in June we launched our documentary Materials: Living with plastic, in which we spoke to Daniel Webb, founder of Everyday Plastic. At that stage, the research-led initiative was 18-months in, with Daniel having collected every piece of plastic he used throughout 2017; a decision he made following a litter strewn jog on the beach… Read More >

7 December 2018

A conversation with Bill Amberg

This month we focus leather and there are few here in the UK who know more about the material than Bill Amberg. Having set-up Bill Amberg Studio some thirty years ago the brand is now recognised as an industry leader in bespoke leather products, furniture and interiors. Perhaps that shouldn’t come as too much of… Read More >

2 December 2018

Jim Biddulph in conversation with Anne Kyyro Quinn

As wool is celebrated in all of its guises during the 9th Campaign for Wool events this month, it seems fitting to interview a designer who has been working with and championing the material for the past two decades. Having studied Textile Design at both BA and MA levels at the London Metropolitan University and… Read More >

18 October 2018

MATERIAL OF CHOICE? CARDBOARD!

As we come to the end of our focus on paper this month we apply a little artistic license and introduce you to the work of Liam Hopkins who’s material of choice is cardboard!  Liam’s brand Lazerian is a contemporary creative studio that manipulates established design concepts, digital technology and functional materials to create radical… Read More >

1 March 2018