Ed specialises in mid-century furniture, lighting and accessories, and has a shop on Lots Road in Chelsea, London. His beautiful collection features design classics of their time, each one sourced for its individuality, quality and aesthetic.
Ed started out as a valuer at Christie’s before forging a career as a set designer, styling sets for the fashion, music, television and retail industries. Drawing on this background, Ed is known for his ability to pair the old with the new; timeless pieces which integrate seamlessly into contemporary interiors. Ed’s father and grandfather were both antique dealers and passed down a passion for the beautiful and unusual.
I’ve been around antiques all of my life so it’s second nature. My father and grandfather gave me experience and my time at Christie’s gave me an education.
I think coming from a set design and film background has given me a unique slant on how I view pieces and how I pair them. It’s taught me about the importance of atmosphere and lighting in creating a mood and how it can make or break the feel of a room.
My 25 years of designing, prop buying and dressing sets dictates most of my decisions for beautifully designed unusual pieces.
I’ve just completed my own beach house in Cornwall which has been a fantastic project as it is a new build, eco house that backs onto the sand dunes, so I’ve used a lot of old oak furniture which is beautifully made, but I bleached it for the a lovely driftwood feel. I’ve then mixed it with French Riviera bamboo and 50s Italian pieces.