Maker & Sons - Kemps House

  • Ellen Christina Hancock

“Comfort is a real priority,” says Alex Willcock, 57. “A great way to motivate teenagers to spend time with you is by making them feel comfortable – it’s one of the reasons we started designing sofas in the first place! You’ve got to make sure it’s a house that you all enjoy being in.” Alex is speaking from Kemp’s House, just outside the village of Balcombe in West Sussex, where he moved with his family 16 years ago. It’s here that he and his son, Felix Conran, 26, co-founded Maker & Son – a fact that suggests Alex succeeded in his mission to create a home his children would enjoy spending time in.