Richard Brendon is a British product designer renowned for his considered, refined and dynamic designs.
Richard is inquisitive by nature and this leads him to take an archaeological approach to design. He has a particular skill in identifying and distilling the best elements from the past and transforming them into striking modern designs. Richard founded his studio in 2012, specialising in the design and production of exceptional contemporary tableware.
The Richard Brendon studio sources the best materials and craftsmen in the world to produce their products to the highest quality. Richard believes that by bringing master craftsmen and design together it is possible to create innovative and outstanding products.
Richard is passionate about regenerating British craft industries. All of his fine bone china is made entirely in Stoke-on-Trent, where Josiah Spode perfected the formula for this quintessentially British material in 1789.
As well as producing his own collections, Richard also designs for retailers, restaurants, hotels and private clients to create collections that meet their exact requirements. Recently Richard developed successful collaborations with internationally acclaimed pattern innovators PATTERNITY and Fortnum & Mason.
Richard has pieces from his Details from Willow and Reflect collections in The Victoria & Albert Museum. The pieces have been included in “Blue & White: British Printed Ceramics”, the exhibition is open and runs until the end of 2015. Blue and white printed ceramics is strongly British phenomenon originating in the 18th century, the display features the wide variety of designs and decoration that continue to appeal to potters, artists and consumers today.
In November 2014 Richard was included in the Evening Standard’s ‘1000 Most Influencial Londoners’. Richard was included in the Design Category and was in good company alongside Thomas Heatherwick, Sir Jonathan Ive, Deyan Sudjic, John Pawson, Marc Newson, Nadja Swarovski, Cath Kidson, Barber Osgerby and Paul Priestman. In the same month he was also nominated for the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2014 in the Emerging British Luxury Brand Category.
Richard studied product and furniture design at Kingston University in London, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2010.
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