Richard Smith designs the No.9 Thompson collection of printed and woven fabrics for Jim Thompson. Smith brings over sixteen years experience of designing both furnishing fabrics and wallpapers for the American and European markets – in 2005 alone he contributed to twelve international collections.
Smith’s method involves much drawing and painting, often taking inspiration from the rich heritage of traditional textiles.
With particular interest in the cultural legacy of the orient, Smith’s fresh approach to traditional skills is a perfect complement to the ethos of this exciting young Thai brand.
He works from a studio at home in the UK, an eighteenth century Sussex farmhouse overlooking the English Channel.