Henrietta Thompson is a design writer, editor, commentator and forecaster based in London. She is editor-at-large at Wallpaper magazine, founder of branding and communications agency Naked On The Piano, and her new venture, HARTH, an innovative technology platform for interior design and art, has just launched in London. Henrietta writes a weekly design column for the Telegraph as well as the lead monthly trends column in British Airways’ Business Life magazine. She regularly contributes to a variety of other publications including the Guardian, Mr Porter, and Viewpoint, and consults with the Future Laboratory and Stylus on bespoke industry reports. As curator for the British government’s GREAT Festival of Creativity in China in 2015 Henrietta worked with more than 150 British and Chinese brands and speakers across an extensive programme of talks, workshops and installations. Previous exhibitions include Everything Forever Now, an internationally touring exhibition of sustainable design for the British Council, several installations at the V&A, and an annual exhibition of Scandinavian design for the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Henrietta is the author of five books, including the Remake It series, published by Thames & Hudson, and an illustrated children's storybook about a llama farmer.Locked Pro Plan feature
Harth is a new, more sustainable way to furnish your space. It is the first rental platform in the world that enables members to rent furniture, interior design and art direct from the world’s best brands, designers and artists, as well as from each other.
NAKED ON THE PIANO is the creative and editorial arm of Furthermore Media Ltd. A central-London based agency, our speciality is creating content with editorial integrity and working with brands to find and implement their voice. This can range from wide reaching content and communications strategy, to bespoke publishing projects such as books or magazines, events, essential copywriting and editorial. We offer a full spectrum of design services where required but we are equally happy to work with your existing team. It’s not just about having a way with words. Our key strength lies in our far reaching network. Our team comprises journalists and authors, magazine editors and exhibition curators, all of whom are as well versed in making connections as they are in providing industry insights. We prefer to describe ourselves as a collaborative rather than a collective, drawing on a pool of experts to form a unique team for each project, from award winning, internationally renowned photographers to film makers, illustrators, designers and digital managers. Our clients primarily operate in the luxury sector but range from hotel groups, galleries and fashion houses, to governments, consulates and embassies.
I am currently working with No.10 and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to oversee all content for the upcoming GREAT Festival of Creativity in Hong Kong and Shanghai.
Weekly design column in the Telegraph's new Luxury magazine, launching September 2013
Futurewise is a monthly column in British Airways' in-flight magazine: http://www.babusinesslife.com/News-and-Blogs/Henrietta-Thompson.html
Biannual Guide to the modern British social season: http://theseason.maybourne.com
Also editor of Nyetimber's new initiative www.flavourfirst.org
Editor of Mulberry's Brilliant Britain initiative www.brilliantbritainguide.com for more information see here: http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2012/october/welcome-to-mulberrys-brilliant-britain
Including 100% Norway (annual since 2006); Hearwear - an exhibition of new product concepts for hearing devices at the V&A (2005); the Wallpaper* Chair Arch at V&A (2009), Slow Tech (especially commissioned new product concepts for 'digital downtime' at Protein (2011); Future Perfect: A manifesto for 21st century craftsmanship (Silverlining, 2011); Everything Forever Now - a forthcoming exhibition about sustainable design for the British Council (due to open in Bangkok Feb 2012)
Other titles include the Architects Journal, Dazed&Confused, Future Laboratory LS:N, Issue One, Protein OS, Stylus, Viewpoint
Titles include: Remake It: Clothes (2012), Thames & Hudson Remake It: Home (2009), Thames & Hudson Stadhaus: A Process Revealed (2009), FUEL Simply Contemporary (2006), Thames & Hudson Phone Book (2005), Thames & Hudson