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



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.






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.





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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