John Lewis & Nick Munro
History of Collaboration
I have been working closely with John Lewis for almost 10 years now and in that time designed everything from bath accessories to cutlery to furniture, but the crowning glory was designing the official London Olympics silverware for them which was a very exclusive collection and a great collaboration with British Craftsmen. We made a series of products which were all inspired by classic Olympic events, including the Discus which turned into a silver tea set, Rowing which turned into paddle shaped salad servers and a set of teaspoons featuring Long Jump, Javelin, Weightlifting and Archery. It was such a privilege to work with both John Lewis and the Locog team and such a thrill to see the designs completely sell out through the stores and online (not least because 7% of the proceeds went back to Locog to help fund the next generation of British Olympians…).