Le Bon Marché, Isetan, Norman Copenhagen, Liberty London, ABC Home New York, Lane Crawford, La Rinascente, Luisa via Roma, Svenskt Tenn, Firmacasa, Mesas y Sillas, Ford, Paul Smith, Louis Vuitton, Victoria & Albert Museum, MoMA New York, MoMA Japan, Barbican Gallery, Bauhaus Dessau, Museum of Modern Art San Francisco, National Trust for Scotland, Centre George Pompidou, The Shanghai Museum of Glass, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art DK, Southbank Centre, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, National Museum of Scotland, The Art Institute of Chicago, National Building Museum, German Design Council, NHow Hotel, Citizen M Hotels, Renaissance Hotels, Qbic London, Pestana Cr7 Funchal, The Observer, The Sunday Telegraph, New York Times, International Design Yearbook, ID Magazine, Elle Decoration, Wallpaper, Icon, Interni, Ottagono, Domus, Architectural Digest, World of Interiors, Blueprint, Living etc, Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms Magazine, GQ Magazine and IDFX.
We established Thelermont Hupton in 2004 to develop products with original aesthetics that did not compromise on functionality. We met while studying in London and fine art,
furniture and product design formed the backdrop to our creative work.
“Modernist traditions have always influenced us. Pared down, understated objects that exploit the beauty and functionality of materials, but we also revel in
explosions of fun, colour, flair and vivid expression.”
From an early experimental approach we refined and developed our passion for objects that engage people, express personality and offer a sensory experience.
Our aim has been to deliver diverse pieces to customers that provide character, can easily compliment individual home decor and help create a mood, an attitude.
Worldwide retail customers have been varied, from small independents to museum shops and luxury department stores.
Our products, some custom made, have also been specified to offer solutions for private residential, hospitality and commercial interiors.
From a studio based near Cambridge in the UK, we have been capturing imaginations with beautifully designed and made products since 2004.
David Hupton & Yve Thelermont
HOW WE WORK
Our mission is to build diverse collections of well-designed and made products with a distinct purpose, identity and quality that others enjoy and love to live alongside.
We design and make in the studio workshop. Concepts, experiments and prototypes are developed into products through drawing, model making, 3-d visualisations and 3-d printing. The design and development of products can take a long time but when they have been finalised and we are happy they are then brought into production.
With a broad range of products, studio life has always involved assembly and hand finishing of pieces but over recent years we have developed our making skills and craft techniques to enable in-house production. The processes we use include slip casting ceramics for homeware products and lighting, hand printing and some cabinet making.
As designer makers we also collaborate with talented and highly experienced model makers and small craft-based makers local to our studio or based in the historic heart of Stoke-on-Trent. Whether local steel fabricators, wood turners or makers from Stoke, their expertise consistently helps us deliver to our customers objects of quality and desire that stand the test of time.
Our sustainability credentials are constantly evolving. We want our products to be cherished for many years to come and consequently strive for quality and durability.
We minimise waste, reuse where possible particularly packaging materials and pay attention to material origin. For example, plant-based wood finishes and FSC-certified timber are from the EU. We do not use endangered wood species. Our clay and
plaster materials are made in the UK and most of our glazes are sourced from Europe with only a few from the US.
Overall, packaging materials like cardboard, loose-fill materials and papers are 70% recycled and some are biodegradable. We pack our products in appropriate sized boxes to minimise waste, cost and unnecessary volume for delivery.
We comply with WEEE - the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment regulations. See how we can help recycle your old electrical items when purchasing a new item from us here
Since the 1st April 2020 our studio has been running on 100% renewable energy. We have workplace energy efficiencies in place but still have work to do and becoming carbon neutral is a priority for us.