In this series we will enjoy a glimpse of the working environments of designers, architects and directors and discover what can we learn from how they work and the objects they work alongside.

In our forth post independent furniture designer, Lucy Kurrein, treats us to a peek of her working space and highlights 3 objects.


‘My mouse mat is an off cut of leather from the Molinari upholstery factory in Italy. It’s the same thick, natural vegetable tan used on my Rondo sofa. It covers the sharp edge of my desk so using the mouse is super-comfy. The larger leather panel covering the desk is another project leftover.’

‘My pencil organiser was designed and made at the RCA by Jon Harrison (Faudet-Harrison) when he was a student there sometime between 2006-2008. The idea is to proudly display your beloved stationary, but I don’t think I’m doing it justice right now! Sorry Jon.’

‘The paper Mache parrot is a child’s rattle I bought in Mexico. I tend to collect things on my travels for inspiration. Not quite sure when he’ll be directly inspiring my work but he keeps me company when I’m working late!’

This week at the annual ICFF exhibition at the Javits Center, New York City, SCP launch new designs for 2017 and a selection of products from their Permanent Collection which includes upholstered furniture designs from Faudet-Harrison, Lucy Kurrein and Reiko Kaneko, alongside a shelving system from Matthew Hilton, side table by Oscar Coakley and a coffee table by Terence Woodgate.

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About Alys Bryan

Alys is a knowledgeable design editor who is focused on instigating conversations, both online and in-person, with industry experts which challenge, educate and advance the commercial interior sector. Her training and 15 years of professional experience as a furniture designer for the commercial sector makes her uniquely placed to lead Design Insider as Editor
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