Theo William’s journey has taken him from studying in Bristol and Manchester to Milan, Paris, Amsterdam and London.
"Designer and creative director Theo Williams's career has seen him progress from designing products for Alessi, Lexon, Technogym, Prada and founder and creator of Another Brand® to Head of Design for John Lewis Home via five years as Creative Director of Habitat following on from Sir Terence Conran and Tom Dixon. He has recently been appointed Design Director at Kingfisher plc, the largest home improvement retailer in Europe, and the third largest in the world. It's a path that's seen him demolish the boundaries between design disciplines, variously tackling product and furniture alongside print, packaging, retail and brand development. His skill is to provoke new and better ways of thinking that enable retailers and brands as well as buyers and manufacturers to better realise their goals". Ma. Download resume here
Mum and Dad
Me and My Sister, born Oxford
Moved to Bristol, age 3
Moved to Manchester in 1987
1985 Started Collecting Penguin Classics
1988, Lived in the Manchester YMCA
Lived in Epping Walk - Hulme
Went out, alot!
On the Berlin wall in 1989
Studied Graphic Design and Industrial Design
College work, Kids Camera
College work, Radio for Quad
1990, Crossed Turkey into Iran
1991, Moved to Italy, Lake Como
1991, Moved to Milan
1991, Called in on Achille Castiglioni, he was great and sent me to see Italo Lupi
1991, Tasted Arugula for the first time
1991, My first Tram in Milan
Domus 1992, they printed my College work
Italo Lupi sent me to Domus Magazine
I was thrilled with this at the time. IDYB 1993
1992, Marco Zanuso gave me my first chance to work in a studio in Milan, thanks Marco, I learnt alot with you.
1993 Aldo! What a time I had with you...If you know Aldo you will know what I mean..lots of good laughs and a few tears!
Technogym saw the college work in Domus Magazine and called me, thanks to Claudio Monti. 1993 -1995