Chan and Eayrs are a husband and wife duo of trained architects who create individually crafted homes from scratch. Eschewing the traditional role of an architect, Zoe and Merlin get personally involved in every aspect of each project, from finding the site right down to choosing individual furnishings. Their roles as investors, creatives and craftsmen of each project mean they retain complete, uncompromised creative freedom to bring their visions to life.
This unique practice allows them to ‘feel’ their spaces, an emotional process that is emblematic of their work. They camp or live in their empty sites to understand the context, light, volumes and temperature of the spaces, and travel to find objects, materials and inspiration. By consciously making just one home at a time, every project is a journey, reflecting the couple’s current interest in a place, their influences, interests in materials and methods of making and connecting to nature and the elements.
Sebastian Cox is a furniture designer, maker and environmentalist based in south London. Sebastian founded his workshop and design studio in 2010 on the principle that the past can be used to design and make the future.
He is deeply motivated by the way generations of craftsmen have used a limited palette of biodegradable and renewable materials, extracted from the land in a responsible and connected way. Cox produces his own collections of furniture, lighting and home accessories and collaborates with other material experts, brands, interior designers, manufacturers and retailers who share his vision for a better, more engaged, material future.
He has been labelled as one of the most influential designers in London by the London Evening Standard and listed amongst Forbes’ 30 under 30 to watch. His work has received a Design Guild Mark alongside other accolades from design publications including Elle Decoration, Homes & Gardens and EKKB.
International, intelligent and influential, Wallpaper* is the world’s most important design and lifestyle magazine. Wallpaper* publishes 12 themed issues a year, with a limited-edition cover by a different artist or designer each month. Reaching 93 countries, a combined social media following of five million, and two million unique users per month on wallpaper.com, it has unparalleled influence among the design elite across the globe. Brand extensions including an in-house creative agency, an interior design service, a series of pocket City Guides, the online WallpaperSTORE* and the annual Handmade exhibition have further propelled Wallpaper* from style bible to internationally recognised brand.