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W

ith a recent collaboration with ceramicist Emma-Louise Payne, an

upcoming

commissioned

plate design rolling out in over 120 Zizzi restaurants and a new fashion project underway, Richard’s career shows no signs of slowing down – in fact, quite the opposite.

Asked

about

his

design

inspiration,

Richard explains that mixing old and new is crucial to his approach. “My work takes inspiration from the past and fuses it with a contemporary perspective,” he explains. I like to think of products in a theatrical sense – like they’re props in your life. How can a plate add to a dinner party setting or make breakfast more exciting?”

Richard’s enthusiasm for Art and Design

stems back to his childhood – after designing a magazine at school, Richard discovered a love for Art and Graphic Design which later translated into a Design for Industry degree from Northumbria University.

With

an

internship

at

mydeco.com

turning eventually into the job role of Design Coordinator, Richard certainly knows the

Richard Brownlie-Marshall may be young, but he’s packed an impressive amount into his career - from designing the Tossed store at Westfield Stratford to launching his own self-titled design brand in April 2011.

value of working hard in the design industry to achieve your goals. In April 2011, Richard decided to work on his first own self-titled design brand alongside his full-time role at mydeco. “I was in a great position to set up my own range,” he explains. “I’d learnt a lot about the business of design as well as being aware of future trends and what the market looked like. When I developed my ‘Out Damned Spot’ napkins I instinctively knew these would be a great launch item – they’re true to my brand, and I knew they’d create a stir with their notso-standard use of embroidery.”

Writer Claire Marie Slight

Portrait photograph Chris Davis - Specular

set out to achieve several more firsts this

With the launch of his first range, Richard

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