Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson

Founder / DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Henrietta Thompson

Henrietta Thompson

Founder / DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Henrietta Thompson is a writer, editor, creative consultant and entrepreneur. She is contributing editor at Wallpaper*, founder of brand communications agency Naked On The Piano, and founder and director of Harth, an innovative new technology platform for furniture, design and art. Henrietta has been writing about design, architecture, business, innovation, technology, travel and trends for more than 20 years. Alongside her position as Editor at Large for Wallpaper, she was previously a longstanding columnist for both Telegraph Luxury and British Airways’ Business Life magazine, and contributor to publications including the Guardian, Mr Porter, Hole & Corner and Viewpoint. Working with brands to refine their stories through design, language and strategic communications, Henrietta’s collaborative approach and far-reaching network have grown a client base that includes some of the world’s most respected and prestigious brands across luxury, lifestyle and design, as well as forecasting and trends agencies, governments and global philanthrophic organisations. As consultant, curator and speaker she has worked on cultural programing initiatives for the British Council, the Canadian High Commission, the Finnish Institute and the Royal Norwegian Embassy among others.
Projects
  • THE SEASON
    THE SEASONOnce upon a time we used to stop work each year to concentrate on the really serious business of celebrating the season’s most important social events. Parliament was shut, households decamped from the country to take residence at London's finest addresses, and couture houses buzzed in preparation as the great and the good sifted through the most sought after invitations in the world. The Season was the only thing that mattered. The modern British social calendar has evolved to reflect a contem
  • THE TELEGRAPHY LUXURY
    THE TELEGRAPHY LUXURYHenrietta is design editor at large of Wallpaper* and writes about architecture, art and design for several publications worldwide. She is the author of five books and is interested in design that has meaning, rather than being purely decorative
  • WALLPAPER*
    WALLPAPER*Editor at Wallpaper* About: The global authority on design. Company Overview: Truly international, consistently intelligent and hugely influential, Wallpaper* is the world’s most important design and style magazine. Description: Since 1996, Wallpaper* has set the design agenda by constantly pushing into new creative territories and ensuring that its coverage of everything from architecture to motoring, fashion to travel, interiors to jewellery remains unrivalled.
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Projects credited in
  • The Edit, for Viewpoint Design 42
    The Edit, for Viewpoint Design 42As minds broaden and attitudes change, the quest for more sustainable and socially conscious approaches to living is gaining momentum. Designers, artists and creatives across the board are helping consumers to re-evaluate everyday purchasing decisions, offering products made from renewable materials, returning to slow crafts, and working with rethought models that aim to stem consumption. This guilt-free creative industry roundup features the eco-conscious thinkers seeking to change the future f
  • HARTH
    HARTHHome is where the HARTH is. HARTH is the first platform in the world that enables everyone to borrow beautiful furniture, interior design and art directly from the world’s best brands, designers and artists, galleries and dealers. As HARTH’s Hero, I created the visual concept of HARTH’s first website www.harth.space and worked on the art direction of the brand’s corporate identity by creating visual outcomes across print and digital formats. // CREATIVE & ART DIRECTION / GRAPHIC DESIGN / BRA
Work history
    HARTH logo
    HARTH logo
    Founder & Creative DirectorHARTH
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    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 logo
    Naked On The Piano logo
    Founder & DirectorNaked On The Piano
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    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.
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Skills
  • Publishing
  • Author
  • Copywriting
  • Editing
  • Journalism
  • Travel
  • Blogs
  • Editorial
  • Newsletters
  • Web Content
  • Executive
  • Media
  • Curating
  • Magazines
  • Design Creative
  • Entrepreneur
  • Public Speaking
  • Podcasting
  • Business Strategy
  • Innovation
Awards
    Royal Society of Arts logo
    Royal Society of Arts logo
    Fellow of the RSARoyal Society of Arts