Fired Earth & Nick Munro
History of Collaboration
I was at an awards ceremony in London one evening and joking with a tall, elegant and very charming lady who allowed me to tease her fairly mercilessly, only later on revealing that she was the new Managing Director of Fired Earth – a company that I had admired for a long time! ‘Have you ever designed furniture?’ she asked. ‘No’ I said ‘but I’ve always wanted to…’. ‘Well here is my card. Come and see me and I will give you your chance. My name is Beverley Nielson and I run the company!’. So I found myself not long afterwards in the beautiful Jura region of the French Alps working with a fabulous team of French craftsmen, designing and producing my Square Peg collection of contemporary Arts & Crafts furniture. Nobody had latched on to the the virtues of traditional Oak furniture at the time and it was a real joy to bring this beautifully made collection to the Fired Earth stores for the first time…Beverley seemed very happy with it!