Henrietta is a design writer and editor based in London. Editor at Large at Wallpaper* she is also columnist on both the Telegraph Luxury and British Airways in-flight magazine Business Life. Over the last five years she has worked with a number of international luxury brands and government organisations (including Number 10 Downing Street, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and the Canadian High Commission) as a strategic, design and editorial consultant under her own company, Naked on the Piano, a small but fast-growing media agency. Clients include Tom Dixon, Aman Resorts, Mulberry, the Maybourne Hotel Group, Scabal and many others. As a curator Henrietta has worked with the British government on the upcoming GREAT Festivals of Creativity in China and Hong Kong. Previous exhibitions include Everything Forever Now, an internationally touring exhibition of sustainable design for the British Council, and an annual exhibition of Scandinavian design for the Royal Norwegian Embassy. Author of five books, as a curator she has worked on numerous exhibitions, often commissioning new works from some of the world’s best-known designers and architects.
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
Biannual Guide to the modern British social season: http://theseason.maybourne.com
Futurewise is a monthly column in British Airways' in-flight magazine: http://www.babusinesslife.com/News-and-Blogs/Henrietta-Thompson.html
Also editor of Nyetimber's new initiative www.flavourfirst.org
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
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