Jane originally studied dentistry but always had an interest in interiors and beautiful things. Throughout her studies, she was the one who had eclectic ornaments and antique furniture in her dorm room, including a wall of top hats.
After graduation and seven years as a full-time dentist, Jane decided to pursue her passion for interiors, continuing dentistry part time. She began to work with developers in London and Edinburgh who were turning offices into residential spaces. From there her career as a full-time interior designer grew, gaining numerous clients across Scotland and other parts of the UK.
Working with private clients, Jane noticed that they didn’t have the confidence, or the sheer will to trawl through hundreds of different search pages before they found a piece that was ‘the one’. Clients needed handholding when it came to finding beautiful things to put in their homes. Jane encouraged her clients to go out of their comfort zone and to embrace the quirky and unique, to enjoy the delayed gratification of having a beautiful, unusual piece being made specially for them. This is where the idea of AUTHOR was born.
AUTHOR is a space where the legwork and editing of choice has been done, where pieces are shown in context so clients can purchase by themselves with ease and confidence. At AUTHOR, we have a passion for supporting British craftsmanship and a joy of finding young, new makers producing interesting pieces and showcasing them to the world. Our mission is to encourage our customers to buy less with more consideration, to help customers own something special, know its provenance and be able to hold onto the piece forever.
At times, it has felt as if we have been shouting our message of slow, sustainable and ethical design into a void. At last, we feel a shift in society and that speaking about sustainability and provenance is being normalised. It’s been quite a journey we’ve been on with AUTHOR, and we are grateful to all our makers and customers and we will always be here to help. it is a joy to listen to and appreciate our makers, sharing the stories behind their pieces. We enjoy making sales for our makers and helping our customers find the perfect piece for their home.
INTERIOR CLASSICS - DESIGNED AND MADE IN BRITAIN