Henrietta Thompson

Founder / Director

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects credited in

About me

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.

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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

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Protein

    Protein

    • Education & Research
  • Monocle

    Monocle

    • Publishing
  • Winkreative

    Winkreative

    • Design
  • Dazed Media

    Dazed Media

    • Publishing

Work history

Currently

Founder & Creative Director

HARTH

Jan 2018
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full 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.

Currently

Founder & Director

Naked On The Piano

May 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full 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.

Currently

Content Editor

GREAT

Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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.

Currently

Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Weekly design column in the Telegraph's new Luxury magazine, launching September 2013

Currently

Jan 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Futurewise is a monthly column in British Airways' in-flight magazine: http://www.babusinesslife.com/News-and-Blogs/Henrietta-Thompson.html

Currently

Editor at Large

Wallpaper*

Sep 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

Currently

Consultant

(Various)

Sep 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

Currently

Editor at Large

Wallpaper*

Jan 2006
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2014

Deputy Editor

Blueprint

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2016

Editor & The Season

Maybourne Hotel Group

Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Biannual Guide to the modern British social season: http://theseason.maybourne.com

2015

Editor

Nyetimber

Jun 2012 - Jun 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Also editor of Nyetimber's new initiative www.flavourfirst.org

2013

Editor & Brilliant Britain

Mulberry England

Mar 2012 - Jun 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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

2012

Contributing Editor

(Various)

Nov 2010 - Sep 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2010

Design & Arts Editor

Wallpaper*

Oct 2008 - Dec 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2009

Interiors Editor

Design Week

Sep 2007 - Jan 2009
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2007

Editor & Writer

Winkreative

Nov 2006 - Aug 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time

2016

Curator & Consultant Curator

Royal Norwegian Embassy

Sep 2006 - Sep 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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)

2007

Contributor

Monocle

Jul 2006 - Jul 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Other titles include the Architects Journal, Dazed&Confused, Future Laboratory LS:N, Issue One, Protein OS, Stylus, Viewpoint

2007

Technology Editor

Dazed Media

Jan 2006 - Feb 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance

2011

Sep 2005 - Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 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

Awards

2014

Fellow of the RSA

Royal Society of Arts

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