Want to know a not-so-secret-secret?
Futon Company founder Robert Pearce isn’t one for fuss (so don’t tell him we’re posting this!) but we’re thrilled to announce that he has been recognised by the Evening Standard as one of London’s most influential people 2018 in the Visualisers: Design Category. He was nominated by the legendary Barbara Chandler (best-selling photographer, journalist, blogger and general guru, purveyor and expert in all things design).
Also invited to the event – which was hosted by Evening Standard Editor George Osborne at 25 Leake Street, SE1 on Wednesday 10th October – were other newly-named 2018 Visualisers including designers Tom Dixon and Matthew Hilton; Wallpaper Editor Tony Chambers; Dezeen Editor Marcus Fairs; John Sorrell, Chair of the London Design Festival; critic/ author Alice Rawsthorn; and Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum – to name a few. Looks like he’s in good company!
Robert’s recognition was down to two main facts according to ES: “[He] made (literally) London’s first futons, now his company is funding the Small Space Furniture Awards.”
Pretty impressive, hey (but like we said, don’t tell him we told you!