De­signer profile

Country Life Every Week - - Behind The Design Ben Pentreath -

Ben stud­ied His­tory of Art at the Univer­sity of Ed­in­burgh be­fore at­tend­ing The Prince of Walesõs In­sti­tute of Ar­chi­tec­ture and later work­ing for The Princeõs Foun­da­tion, an ed­u­ca­tional char­ity that fo­cuses on sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. He launched his own ar­chi­tec­tural prac­tice in 2004. In 2008, he opened a de­sign store, Pen­treath & Hall, in Lon­don, selling fur­ni­ture, light­ing and ac­ces­sories.

His new book, English Houses, will be pub­lished on Septem­ber 8 (£30, Ry­land Peters & Small)

Past projects

Benõs prac­tice works across a va­ri­ety of dis­ci­plines, in­clud­ing mas­ter plan­ning and ur­ban de­vel­op­ment to com­mis­sions for pri­vate houses and in­te­rior dec­o­rat­ing schemes. High­pro­file projects in­clude the re­mod­elling of Lime Wood Ho­tel in Hamp­shire and Pound­bury, an ex­per­i­men­tal new town owned by the Duchy of Corn­wall.

Con­tact

3, Lamp Of­fice Court, Lon­don WC1N ( 020Ð7430 2424; www. ben­pen­treath.com) Things I couldn’t live with­out 1. Sea­grass floor­ing 2. A pair of fine can­dle­sticks 3. Fresh flow­ers 4. A strong arm­chair 5. An up­hol­stered ot­toman

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