WE HEART WORK
Who are you: RE (Jenny Vaughan & Simon Young)
What do you do: Design, manufacture & retail home accessories
Describe your work in 5 words?
Colourful, quirky, happy, thoughtful and global.
Why did you set up your business?
We were sick of everything being cost driven rather than design and quality lead.
Why do you love what you do?
Because we have fun, have a great team and simply love designing, developing and sourcing product!
Who or what inspires you?
Anything and everything!
What is the best advice you have received?
When we first started a friend said to us don’t get carried away and overinvest in things you don’t necessarily need, particularly systems - start with something basic until you know what you actually want.
What is the first thing you do when you get to work?
Have a cup of coffee and catch up with everyone.
What can’t you work without?
What has been your best decision in your career so far?
To set up RE.
What do you have coming up next for your work?
We are still finalizing new product developments for autumn including work in progress… a new range of bold ceramics.
If you could do another job what would you like to do and why?
Nothing else – this is our dream.
If you had an extra hour each day what would you do with it?
Take more time to look at and appraise what we’d done during the day!
Thank you Simon and Jenny for talking to The Lifestyle Editor.