Shaun Clarkson, that is. Residential interior designer, bar and club designer, owner of the store, Pitfield London, and the hometels, Carrington Hose and Cliff Barns. He’s responsible for the look of some of the coolest eating and drinking establishments in London – Dukes Hotel, Oxo Tower, Del Aziz, The Albion and the Atlantic Bar and Grill, to name a few.
I was lucky enough to be at an interview done by Suzanne Imre, editor in chief Living Etc., with Shaun as part of London Design Week at Chelsea Harbour. Suzanne is a fantastic interviewer even though you probably don’t need too much prodding to get Shaun to open up! Coincidentally, the next day I also visited Shaun’s home in North London as part of the Living Etc. Home Tours series.
Shaun describes himself as a hoarder and a shopaholic. You could really tell that in his house. His items are all tasteful, and carefully curated, but, boy, is there a lot of it. He makes it work by finding a common language between the disparate items – form, function, colour etc.