A designer who likes to be experimental, creating something that will ‘inspire and intrigue’, Christopher undertakes a mix of private homes and commercial projects. Each space is minutely detailed, perhaps with hand-painted wallpaper or scarlet leather-lined bookshelves. ‘The longer I spend in interior design, the more I love bold colour,’ he says. For clients who want custom-designed furniture, lighting or even sculpture, Christopher is the man.
Christopher worked as a product designer before moving into interior design. In 2000, he launched the multidisciplinary practice Christopher Chanond with his former business partner. At his Lots Road, SW10 studio, with a staff of seven, Christopher has the ‘perfect-size team to create great design, then deliver and implement it’.
Ongoing projects include a restaurant in Bangkok, the modernisation of a house in Chiswick, which includes ‘floating glass window boxes’, a double-height library in Notting Hill and a house in Knightsbridge.
Most unusual design request?
‘A room that had a snow machine so that it could “snow” daily for the client. He was from a very cold country.’