Sheffield, UK

In 2001 Christian Hawley, the founder of Nest, took a year out to travel the world. It was in Australia that he found inspiration and on his return to England, he decided to visit some of the world’s best furniture fairs from Milan to Paris to source innovative furniture and lighting products. The first shop was established in 2002 in Sheffield and quickly established itself as a firm favourite with design buyers. now operates a successful online store with over 15,000 product options.