Content by Terence Conran X Tori Murphy
“It is a truly English collection, dedicated to the importance of home & the family within it.”
– Tori Murphy
We are thrilled to be working for the fourth year in a row with the talented British designer Tori Murphy. Beautifully hand crafted, the brand has grown rapidly and is now stocked in 14 countries including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Heal’s, Daylesford Organic & Actus Japan.
Tori founded the brand in 2012, after working as a textile designer for some of the most prestigious fashion houses in Milan, including Christian Dior and Fendi. Designing, producing and making all of the collections here in Britain, the brand’s ethos is strongly rooted in British production.
“To me, it means we are staying true to our original ethos of creating products with character and integrity. When we started five years ago, we had a bit of a battle on our hands locating factories and machinists in England that would help us on our way but with perseverance, we did and I am proud to say we still use the same weaving mill in Lancashire, the same finishing mill in Yorkshire and the same machinists in Nottingham and the warmth, kindness and good humour from all involved has completely helped shape the Tori Murphy brand.”
The new collection, Norfolk, is a beautifully understated collection of three designs – Holkham Waffle, Sandringham Plain & Woodhouse Check. Tori explained to us that the starting point for these designs were “with weekends in Norfolk spending time with family, memories of blustery walks on Holkham beach, hazy evenings meandering through Sandringham woods with space to breathe and the thought of a beautiful home to return to. It is a truly English collection, dedicated to the importance of home and the family within it”
Salone Armchair in Tori Murphy ‘Woodhouse Check’ fabric
Tori explained that the inspiration for the collection as a whole “came from a pivotal year. A year emerging from renovating & restoring a first home and starting a family, have allowed me to realise the real importance of building something with character & integrity. Seeing first-hand how much depends on quality materials & skilled craftsmanship & how stripping back the unnecessary uncovers the beauty in structure, simplicity and texture in our surroundings.”
We chose the contemporary and sleek Salone chair for this collaboration, as the distinctive checks of the fabric, combined with the button-back detailing, create a visually striking chair. With raised arms and a luxurious feather wrapped foam cushion interior, the combination of construction and material makes a chair that not only looks stunning, but is also incredibly comfortable to curl up in and read a good book by the fire.