Adam Daghorn is an award winning designer with over a decade of experience producing commercial, aspirational products for both mass-produced high street retailers and bespoke, luxury markets. In 2016 he was awarded a coveted 'Design Guild Mark' by The Furniture Makers Company for the Ashworth Desk - designed for Conran and Marks & Spencer.

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Using references from functionalist Danish design of the mid-20th century combined with modern details and manufacturing techniques to produce timeless designs and products. He has extensive experience managing suppliers, factories and designers and also collaborating with major brands like Ercol, Heal's, Conran and Marcel Wanders and is a seasoned traveller, visiting factories and suppliers all over the world - including Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Europe, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

His designs and products have been featured in almost all major publications and magazines in the UK - including Elle Decor, Living Etc, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Ideal Home, House Beautiful, House & Garden, and Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms. He has designed for some of the biggest furniture and homeware brands in the industry - including Conran, Heal's, French Connection and Marks & Spencer.

In October 2017 he moved to Philadelphia in the US to work for Anthropologie, taking charge of the furniture, lighting and upholstery design team. 


Timeline

1985

Born in Camden, London


1996

Attended Bishop Douglass School and Sixth Form college, qualifying with 9 GCSE's and 3 A-Levels


2003

Attended Nottingham Trent University, qualifying with a bachelors degree in Product Design


2006

Started work for a small industrial design company in North London


2008

Introduction to bespoke furniture with Robert Timmons Furniture - a high-end, luxury, design company


2011

Moved to Leicester to work for major high-street retailer Next Plc


2014

Accepted a role as Lead Furniture Designer for Marks & Spencer - designing for a department worth £130 million a year


2016

Moved to French Connection as the Head of Home, reporting directly to the CEO and in charge of all business development


2017

Immigrated to Philadelphia, USA, to take charge of furniture, upholstery and lighting design at Anthropologie