Interviews

Colour Chemistry – Artist Sophie Smallhorn creates a Begg & Co system of colour for London Craft Week

Colour Chemistry – Artist Sophie Smallhorn creates a Begg & Co system of colour for London Craft Week

Hailing originally from Hertfordshire, British artist Sophie Smallhorn graduated from the University of Brighton in 1994 with a BA in Furniture – specialising in wood, metal, plastics and ceramics. Her dynamic approach to the use of colour and raw materials saw her career take off to a flying start, with exhibitions around the world and collaborations with institutions such as Somerset House, the London Underground and the Olympic committee, who commissioned her to create the magnificent fabric colour-wrap for the 2012 Olympic stadium in London. Alongside her private practice, Sophie is no stranger to working closely with luxury fashion brands, which made her the perfect partner to create site-specific installations for Begg & Co.

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Detail Driven - Photographer Josh Hight speaks to Begg & Co about shooting the brand new campaign

Detail Driven - Photographer Josh Hight speaks to Begg & Co about shooting the brand new campaign

Born and raised in Detroit, the American fashion photographer Josh Hight was tasked with capturing the spirit of Begg & Co for our new look website. His images offer a fresh and thoroughly modern perspective on the inner culture of a brand that has been in continuous operation since its inception/establishment in 1866. Josh has managed to express so beautifully, the everyday details of life here on Scotland’s west coast, as well as developing a brand new vision for our collection with absolute sincerity and style. We met up with Josh after shooting the campaign, to find out about his newfound fondness for Ayrshire and the notorious Scottish climate.

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'Troupe' by Susan Stockwell

'Troupe' by Susan Stockwell

We recently collaborated with British artist Susan Stockwell to create a sculpture for the 2017 London Craft Week. After training as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art, her works are now exhibited as part of the public collections of galleries and museums all over the world. Stockwell’s work takes on many forms, and makes use of discarded everyday domestic objects, which are then transformed into sculptures or installations that vary in scale and proportion..

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From Marylebone to Scotland's west coast - Mats Klingberg of Trunk Clothiers visits the mill at Begg & Co

Mats Klingberg of Trunk visits Begg & Co HQ

Begg & Co have been building a strong relationship with Mats Klingberg, the Swedish-born founder of Trunk Clothiers since his independent store opened in 2010. Situated in Chiltern Street, London, it has grown to be one of the most dynamic and yet understated menswear retailers in the capital. Mats has an eye for paired-back masculine luxury, and works tirelessly to source the best quality, hard-to-find items from across the globe. With an in-depth knowledge of the industry, his brand has become the place to visit for a refreshing new approach to male dressing – and as a stockist of Begg & Co’s scarves, we were delighted when Mats travelled to our mill in Ayrshire to see how things are made here in Scotland.

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