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April 25, 2017 - No Comments!

Natalie & Juliette will be judges on the panel at the George Smith & KLC furniture design competition – April 17

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Date: Thursday 27th April 2017

Time: 4:30pm – 6pm (arrivals 4:30 then 4 student presentations at 4:45, followed by drinks and networking)

Location: George Smith, 587-589 Kings Road, London SW6 2EH


George Smith is inviting KLC students from the FT Diploma January 2017 cohort to design an upholstered chair that could be added to its range and introduced to a global market. The chair should be a piece that could eventually become part of a one of the George Smith current collections: Signature Chairs, Small Chairs, Outdoor Chairs, Study Chairs, Dining Chairs. The chair should adhere to George Smith’s ethos – luxurious, imaginative, quality materials, attention to detail, versatile, practical and comfortable. All of George Smith’s pieces are intended to be lived in, comfort is at the forefront. All designs are to be submitted after Easter break and 4 shortlisted designs will be chosen.


George Smith creates exceptional upholstered furniture. Each remarkable piece is meticulously handmade at our workshops in the north of England using traditional methods. Timeless and eminently versatile, George Smith’s furniture lends itself to diverse design schemes, from the contemporary to the traditional. Whether you are selecting from their own distinguished collection, or commissioning a unique bespoke design, the George Smith name is a guarantee of outstanding craftsmanship and service. George Smith’s flagship showroom is on Kings Road in London and they also have showrooms in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and distributors worldwide.


George Smith is offering the chance for the best design, chosen by the expert panel, to be made into a working form. From here the company would look to gain customer feedback and possibly introduce it into the market. The winner will be gifted the piece after the launch period is over.


The designs will be shortlisted then the four finalists will pitch their designs live to interior designers Suzy Hoodless and Natalie Stephenson & Juliette Wright, Living Etc editor Suzanne Imre, and George Smith sales director Andrew Krisson on Thursday 27th April from 4:30pm-6pm at George Smith’s London showroom. All students on this course, even those not shortlisted, are encouraged to attend this presentation and networking drinks.

September 15, 2016 - No Comments!

Design et al

Re-post from The Design Society

design et al are delighted to announce that Stephenson Wright have been shortlisted for Residential £1-2.5 Million Plus (Project by Value) Award in The International Design and Architecture Awards 2017

Set on the side of a tranquil lake of outstanding natural beauty, the Lakehouse combines sustainable contemporary design with country house luxury.  Stephenson Wright were inspired by the potential to integrate nature into their design. This can be seen in the installation of forty bronze leaves set against a textured wallpaper in the library, with bronze door handles cast to emulate branches and tree bark.  The 3 metre light installation in the Entrance Hall was a bespoke collaboration to emulate falling Autumn leaves, and the supplier worked with them to obtain the perfect copper colour to achieve this. This piece looks stunning when approaching the house externally as it glows through a large glass window and creates intricate shadows.


Stephenson Wright got to know their client and her family very well and felt like they had a deep understanding of the way they lived. They were able to create a home to reflect them, offering a unique design with a hint of humour and of course practicality of use. The colours, tones and textures they used allow the open plan space to flow perfectly, with exciting glimpses of beautiful bespoke artwork, joinery and lighting around each corner. Their client was open to using antique finds which we sourced alongside new modern pieces, leaving a successful blend of unexpected design.  The colour schemes they used emulate the outside environment and make for a peaceful experience rather than a trendy statement.


The space has such a feeling of calm; when you enter the house you are immediately hit by the scale of the property with 4 metre tall ceilings and full height glass windows. The view of the Lake is breathtaking and all who visit the property are taken aback by the quality of materials used and feeling of harmony that Stephenson Wright brought to the space.