Harry Worth – lead in-house designer.
4 years ago · London · 3 min read

Harry Worth – lead in-house designer.

“I remember the day that my first Swoon design sold out – the Ando. It’s been the most rewarding day for me so far. It’s a piece that I’d sketched a couple of years ago but I’d never been able to develop it. I have more freedom here. Calculated risk is encouraged. It was a welcome relief to know that the Swoon Editions customer base like my work.”

 

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As our lead designer, Harry creates pieces that our suppliers couldn’t otherwise deliver. “I’ve always been creative and studying product and furniture design at Ravensbourne university has given me a platform to build my career. After that I worked in Vietnam for a number of years working alongside global furniture retailers. I eventually picked up Vietnamese but often found the best way for me to communicate was through my drawings.”

 

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“Swoon Editions and I found each other by chance. Debbie got in touch with a personal trainer when she was living in Vietnam and he was a mate of mine. The first time we met was playing in a touch rugby tournament for the Thao Dien Thunder – an expat team I started. A few months later, I was part of Swoon Editions. I’d describe working here as intense, challenging, and free.”

 

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Harry is known in the office for never being without his ruler. “Everyone teases me about how much I measure things around the office. But the hardest thing with my job is that I’m designing products with details that I don’t get to see until the sample stage, and sometimes not at all. It’s incredibly important that what I’m drawing will undoubtedly look good. I’ve been doing it for years but I always like to physically see something to scale. Whatever I draw on screen, I seek out a scale reference to measure it in person. I’m not bonkers, it’s a necessity. They still take the mick though. They’re doing it as we do this interview.”

 

From mid-century sofas and contemporary desks to modern country media units, discover some of Harry’s designs.

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