Where do you pop out for a quick bite to eat? There are lots of Vietnamese restaurants that I’ll visit just to have one of their dishes.
Everything in its place or a place for everything? One of my twin daughters is staying with me at the moment and is working in a local deli. I don’t like having stuff everywhere, so I’d like to think I’ve educated her a bit in the art of clearing up after yourself!
What’s your idea of an ideal weekend? Last week, I took my six-year-old daughter, who lives with her mother in Notting Hill, to Weymouth and went in search of razor clams. She really got into it. I think it’s important for kids to get out of the city and experience things like that.
So, as well as modern art and mid-century lighting, what else do you like to collect? Glug-glug jugs. My grandmother used to have one in her cupboard. They really do make a ‘glug-glug’ sound when you pour water out of them…
Any future plans? I’m setting up a new collaboration with my specialist contractor, Tekne, which fits out my restaurants. It’s going to be called Hix Homes and we’re just putting together the brochure now.
‘I gutted the flat and took it back to its shell. I then reused some of the internal brickwork elsewhere, in the bathrooms, for example’
Living areaThe artwork in the bookcase is actually the front of a pull-out drinks cabinet. ‘I kept walking past this cabinet in the Paul Smith shop in Mayfair and it had this horrible Chinese painting in the front,’ says Mark. ‘So I ended up buying it and replacing the artwork with this.’ Get the look Visit the Paul Smith shop at No. 9 Albemarle Street for one-off pieces of furniture. The artwork attached to the front of the cabinet, entitledTiger Skin Lily, is byMat Collishaw.
Living area detailAn arrangement of objects is complemented by yet anotherStilnovo light fixture. Get the look The sculpture, entitledResilience, Homage to Mathilda, is byHIX Award finalist Geraldine Buckland.