|Residence United Kingdom|
|Name Tricia Guild|
|Education Royal College of Art, Winchester School of Art and Loughborough University|
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Tricia Guild OBE is a British designer and the founder and Creative Director of Designers Guild an international home and lifestyle company with a store and showroom on the Kings Road and Marylebone High Street in London, and offices in London with showrooms in Paris, Munich, Stockholm and New York.
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Tricia Guild is known for her fabric and wallpaper collections and her work as a designer and manufacturer on a range of home interior products.
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Tricia Guild established Designers Guild, in 1970 whilst searching for textiles to decorate with. By re-colouring a collection of Indian hand-block printed textiles, the first collection was established. She opened her store on the Kings Road with her first collection of fabrics, also selling ceramics and furniture. In 1974 she started working with artists such as Kaffe Fassett, Lillian Delevoryas and Janice Tchalenko, among others.
Throughout the 1990s Guild focused her attention on expanding the range as Designers Guild grew in the UK and overseas. The flagship store and showroom are situated on the Kings Road, London and include a showroom devoted entirely to fabrics, wall coverings, furniture and paint.
In the 1980s the company's reputation started to build. Tricia's brother Simon Jeffreys, who was in corporate finance with Coopers & Lybrand, joined the company as Chief Executive, in partnership with Founder and Creative Director, Tricia Guild. In 1985 DG turnover was £3.0m and now in 2010 it has grown to over £50m with over 250 staff and offices and showrooms in London, Paris, Munich, Milan and New York – and a 66,000 sq ft (6,100 m2) distribution centre in West London.
Designers Guild exports to over 60 different countries and won the Queen's Award for Export Achievement in 1991 and 1996. A licensing division has been developed into product areas which include upholstered furniture, paint, bedlinen and towels as well as stationery and home fragrance. A new division was also set up to produce and manufacture fabrics and wallcoverings under license to further use the Designers Guild sales and distribution network.
Guild was appointed an OBE for services to interior design.
Guild has degrees from the Royal College of Art, Winchester School of Art and Loughborough University. She is married with a daughter and a granddaughter, and lives with her husband, the restaurateur Richard Polo, in Notting Hill.
Achievements and awards
Tricia is the author of fifteen books on the subject of colour and design, from soft furnishing to flowers, gardens and city living.