32 NAME TO WATCH ACCORDING TO SIR TERENCE CONRAN DANIEL SCHOFIELD
Sir Terence Conran is the man we have to thank for The Conran Shop, Habitat and The Design Museum, as well as the over 50 books he’s authored. Here, he recommends the work of young furniture designer Daniel Schofield ( below; conranshop.co.uk).
‘Daniel is a bright young designer whose work and approach to design I admire a great deal,’
says Conran of Schofield, who creates elegant pieces that focus on beautiful materials and understated shapes. ‘He’s a hands-on problem solver who looks for simple solutions to create clean and beautiful products. He also happens to be an amiable chap, with the strength of character to become one of the leading figures in the British design industry.’ Schofield has just collaborated with The Conran Shop to produce a furniture collection. The ‘Summit’ side table (right, £395) has a base made from British marble quarried in Plymouth and the Isle of Man (daniel schofield.co.uk).