Head of Design, London 2011 - 2014

“Theo has been an important part of the John Lewis design team and his work on the HOUSE range in particular has created an important legacy for our home product assortment. We are already working with Theo on a number of ongoing projects on a consultancy basis". - John Lewis Partnership


An influential three-year spell as Head of Design for John Lewis with a remit for the design strategy for home including sub brands and seasonal collections, Williams made his mark with the creation of the innovative and inspiring ‘HOUSE’ brand.


Williams led the in-house design team whilst also working with high profile external designers to drive the brand and image forward.

John Lewis Press Release, 14th October 2011.
John Lewis has appointed Theo Williams, to take a leading role in its home design team and underscore the department store’s design credentials. Williams will add his creative vision to John Lewis’s overall design strategy.
Peter Ruis, director of buying and brand at John Lewis, said “We want to give our customers more innovative and inspiring home design. Theo is a heavyweight in the design industry, and his appointment shows our continued commitment to design, and ensuring that we bring the very best home offer to our customers.” The appointment underscores the department store’s commitment to drive its design credentials and its leading position in the UK home market.