Following the opening of her expanded Pimlico Road showroom, Luxury Briefing queries interior designer Fiona Barratt-Campbell on her sources of inspiration, her favourite items and what she anticipates seeing in the luxury design sector over the next five years.
What is your favourite restaurant?
I have spent a lot of time in Hong Kong over the last five years and every visit, I head straight for Mott 32. Their Peking duck is amazing and the interiors are very impressive.
Where have you received the best customer service?
The team at Annabel’s in London provides consistently good service.
Where do you go to feel inspired?
My work has been heavily inspired by the natural landscape, particularly of Northumberland, where we lived two miles from the Roman Wall. I was always fascinated by how a civilisation could be so advanced. The rugged and wild scenery of the area and its history has inspired some of my favourite pieces, such as a pair of armour chairs with gorgeous curved cast bronze legs, the pattern for which is
inspired by Roman jewellery.
Do you collect anything, or would you like to?
I collect ceramics. I have pieces from artists in Japan, the UK, the US, South Africa and Europe. I love the variety in the textures, colours and shapes of the pieces.
Which one luxury item would you take to a desert island?
Lucas’ Papaw Ointment. I use it for everything.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve received?
Believe in yourself! If you don’t, no one else will either.
What changes do you anticipate seeing in the luxury design space over the next five years?
I think we will see significant developments in textile manufacturing with more attention paid to how they perform, how easy they are to clean and their antibacterial qualities.
Do you have any ‘travel bucket-list’ destinations?
Japan, Australia, India and South America. So, quite a few.
What do you do to unwind?
Take a walk with my dog, Hector.
If you could describe FBC London in just a few words, what would they be?
Luxurious, timeless and textured, with strong design integrity.