Teresa really wanted a stockist for the chair in New York, in part to give her a reason to be able to fly home and see family, but also because the design scene there is so vibrant at the moment.
“I think being a designer maker is a much bigger thing there, and which is perhaps why they are interested in our work. There is also just more money in America, and a more diverse set of money, it’s not just posh people in country estates. You have tech, music, clothing industries, you have so many industries where young people can make good money and they want to express themselves through their clothes, or interiors and so on. My most ideal stockist would be The Future Perfect, as I had been a fan of theirs for ever.”
Through a mix of good contacts and fortune, the pair got introduced to Laura Young from the Future Perfect and she wanted to both stock the chair, and to commission new pieces for Design Miami.
“It was like a tornado for two months.”
Laura then introduced the pair to Sheridan, and the rest is, as they say, history. I ask them about the working process, what does it look like at the moment?
“It really fluctuates depending on how much production we’ve got to get through. There are times when you get here and just bury your head in production all day.”
“It’s the forever story of the entrepreneur, we’re shipping logistics, we’re customer services and all that. We have one employee who has helped so much on the production side of things, which allows us a little rest from that and means we can work on some design work, or respond to briefs, when people tend to want something new. I think there is no linear way in which we work.”
“I actually now think we have got quite good at taking it home with us, but in the right way. It’s easy to take the stressful things home, but we do some much of the creative side of things just hanging out at home. If one of us has a eureka moment, we take five minutes to talk about it, do a quick sketch. We procrastinate by doing the creative side of things, which now works really well. We don’t bicker about production schedules over cereal in the morning.”