It’s easy to get caught up in the Scandinavian whirlwind surrounding interiors, furniture and lighting design of late. However, truth be told; some of our favourite brands, designers and products are actually ‘home-grown’.

When it comes to brands that represent British design excellence, Tom Dixon and Anglepoise are the first examples that spring to mind – but it doesn’t stop there. Nottingham based Campbell Cole are responsible for creating beautifully crafted leather goods, while Glasgow based design studio Instrmnt are producing some of our favourite watch designs.

Even some of the most popular European furniture and lighting brands have their own British influences. One such example is the work of Simon Jones Studio for popular Danish furniture and lighting brand HAY. We were pleasantly surprised to learn recently that the multi-disciplinary design practice based in Kentish Town, North London, are responsible for one of our favourite HAY designs showcased at Salone del Mobile during Milan Design Week.

With the dining experience in mind, Simon Jones Studio have designed the HAY Triangle Leg Dining Collection (pictured) to maximise space around the dining table. The ‘obround’ shape allows for this freeing up of space while also creating a soft inviting environment that is complemented by the light triangle-shaped legs. Have you been planning to throw a dinner party this Spring / Summer? Put an extra few names on the guest list and make the most out of this great British design. EJ

The HAY Triangle Table & Bench are available at

Words by Davey Brett
Image Credits by Courtesy of HAY