Deadgood is our Supplier Of The Week, 8-14 February 2016; offering bold, fresh and cutting edge pieces, ease of customisation and exciting collaborations with great names in design.
Deadgood are a small, but leading British design brand, based in both London and Newcastle, and, for the last 12 years, have been making their mark on the interiors and design world. Their focus is primarily interior designers and commercial environments, with products found in high specification offices, cafes, bars and hotels within the contract market alongside some private residences.
With 'The Deadgood Residency' in Clerkenwell 9th-19th February (further details below) we talked to the two behind it all, Dan Ziglam and Elliot Brook, to find out more:
Can you start us off with how Deadgood came about?
Dan Ziglam, Founder & co-CEO: Deadgood was started over ten years ago by myself and Elliot Brook. We were furniture designers studying at Northumbria University in Newcastle, and, as there weren’t many jobs available at the time of graduating, with a bit of naivety and a lot of bravado, we started the business from one of the bedrooms of a flat we were renting in Newcastle using just one product from our Form Collection for the launch.
Elliot Brook, Founder & co-CEO: I’ve always been motivated to run my own business from an early age, having been ‘shown the light’ by my grandfather, a successful builder and hotelier.
Personally, I never really had a burning desire to pursue a career in design, I wish I could say otherwise, it was more just the motivation to do my own thing and I guess furniture became a vehicle to allow that to happen.
Armed with nothing more than a vision and an endless supply of determination we have captured the design industry’s imagination and cemented our reputation as one of the leading British design brands.