WHO: STUART MEMBERY
WHAT: INTERIOR & FURNITURE DESIGNER AND ARTIST
FFF LOVES… his unique style and ability to merge the vintage, classic, quirky and modern in one item, be it a shirt, a sunchair or painting.
EAT: I hate pretentious food. I never tire of Thai food and am happy eating in the street markets in Bangkok and Yum Cha out of a bamboo steamer in Singapore. I draw the line at chicken’s feet.
STAY: The Peninsula in Hong Kong is like ‘coming home’. I’ve been staying there since my early 20’s in the days of Rickshaws.
SHOP: I rarely shop and certainly never for clothes these days. Occasionally I buy things for the house. I still enjoy the markets in Paris “Les Puces” and Chatuchak in Bangkok for ideas and inspiration. I’m also one of those rare birds that prefer LA to New York. I love to shop for decorator items in LA, always inspired by the stores displays and merchandising.
STAY: Clichéd as it is Raffles in Singapore is my kinda place, more than the modernity of say the Four Seasons. If I’m travelling on my own in Europe or the US I generally stay with friends these days.
RELAX: Bali has the most exotic resort hotels in the world. From time to time I book into a a spa retreat on the island — just for a change of scene and a bit of TLC.
SHOP: I shop online for books.
RELAX: I have great memories of party-ing it up all over the map through the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s, but these days, give me a comfy rattan chair in my garden, a page turner with my designer dawgs under foot and it feels like Christmas. There’s no place like home!
About Stuart Membery:
Stuart Membery is one of the world’s celebrated designers. His work spans architecture, interior, fashion, fine art and product design.
The Stuart’s progression from fashion to interior and finally architecture is all but unique. There have been many architects that have gravitated towards fashion but few who have convincingly moved in the opposite direction.
For Membery, branching out into furniture was a natural progression from his internationally successful Bed and Bath Collections.
The STUART MEMBERY HOME COLLECTION comprises of furniture, accessories, floor coverings and Lighting and the soon to be launched Membery brand extensions of textiles and top of table.
Membery mostly works with mahogany and rattan and his signature style echo the atmosphere of bygone eras. Colonial and plantation are popular themes that run through the STUART MEMBERY HOME COLLECTION.
Celebrating the beauty of traditional style while breaking some of its rules, you can take a page out of Membery’s book, and add your own sense of relaxed whimsy to create spaces that are versatile, original and truly livable. It’s all about blending a classic sensibility with a dose of irreverence and a dollop of humor to achieve an interior that is tasteful, eclectic and always welcoming.
Born in Perth WA Stuart now lives in Bali with his family.