Merrow Associates was started by Richard Young, who is a former Royal College of Art student who later studied at the Royal Art Academy Copenhagen under Professor Ole Wanscher. Richard Young is obsessed by quality and the kind of meticulous detailing typical of Scandinavian furniture of the 1950s. He uses beautifully finished glossy surfaces - a juxtaposition of rosewood, steel and glass - as substitutes for patina and marquetry. He trained as a cabinet maker, another reason why materials feature high in his design priorities. Distribution was restricted to specialist retailers. Heal`s and Harrods. Although the firms idiom is essentially traditional modern classic they prefer to call it, Merrow Associates has proved that British workmanship, properly directed, matches Scandinavian.
THE CATHERINE TRILLO VINTAGE DESIGN COLLECTION
The Vintage Design Collection by Catherine Trillo is a collection of antique furniture. Catherine is the interior designer of Home and Stove and has worked in the world of antiques and interior design for over thirty years. She was based in London for the first half of her adult life, where she was exposed to the cutting edge of the industry. Supplying furniture internationally, she worked with designers and the public in their quest for genuine quality of design and style. Since she returned to her home in the North East she has worked within the sustainable industry of antique furniture, bespoke furnishings and interiors. The interior range of the collection contains designs inspired by the post-war spirit of optimism, whilst experimenting with the new technologies and materials available today. The collection also has a strong Scandinavian and Nordic feel, including the romantic and modern ideals of the Italian and British. The designers included in the collection are Eemes, Wegner, Codder, Rizzo, Jacobsen, Race, Hicks and many more. Book in with Catherine Trillo for a full interior design service by making an enquiry online or contact 07904 047411.