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Episode 1: How Travel Shapes Design
Episode 18th June 2020 • The Tastemakers: A LuxDeco Podcast • LuxDeco
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Interior designer, winner of countless prestigious accolades (including ‘British Interior Designer of the Decade’ and ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’), the philanthropist and LuxDeco 100 honoree, Katharine Pooley is a design powerhouse.

She's also an intrepid traveller who has visited more than 150 countries throughout her lifetime. From summiting some of the world's highest mountains to driving a team of dogs on a sled to the North Pole, there are few bucket list experiences Katharine hasn't ticked off.

Not only that, but she credits this lifelong love of travel as one of her main creative inspirations. Travel intimately influences Katharine's design approach, as well as her studio's aesthetic.

In this episode, LuxDeco's Chief Creative Office Jon Sharpe chats with the designer about design, travel and the Antarctic.

Don’t miss

  • Just how much travel has influenced Katharine’s life and design at 03:55
  • Her epiphany at the top of Mount Vinson at 09:44
  • Where she’s off to next at 14:51
  • And the trip that inspired her last great idea at 22:27

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Episode 1: How Travel Shapes Design show notes

Katharine Pooley in The Luxurist

Katharine Pooley products

Meet The Designer: Katharine Pooley

Katharine Pooley On Designer Grey Living Rooms

Highland Interior Design Style with Katharine Pooley

LuxDeco 100

Classic Blue: Katharine Pooley's Blue Period

The Best of Luxury Interiors & Interior Designers In London

Katharine’s website

Katharine’s Instagram

Katharine's book, Journey by Design

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