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The White Book: Essential Interiors

August, 2009

“At some point I really should come up with a fantastic story about what our name means,” smiles Christopher Dezille. Founder of the intriguingly named design consultancy Honky. Dezille has established his personal reputation with a wide range of private and commercial projects, primarily in London, but elsewhere in the UK and internationally. Accolades include the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers Design Excellence Awards for his residential interiors.

Thinking about why Honky has achieved so much success since its creation in 2001, Dezille is pragmatic: “Designers are essentially problem solvers,” he says. “We should be able to ask the right questions, to get the right information and insight into our client’s lifestyles aspirations and dreams, and we should be able to interpret and deliver that in a way that is personal to them.”

“We’re not manufacturing cars like Ferrari – going off and working away in isolation before coming back to the customer with a set of keys and hoping they’ll like the product. This is a partnership, I don’t want a client to receive the keys back to their house and not feel at home there.”

High life

August 1, 2009

“At some point I really should come up with a fantastic story about what our name means,” smiles Christopher Dezille. Founder of the intriguingly named design consultancy Honky. Dezille has established his personal reputation with a wide range of private and commercial projects, primarily in London, but elsewhere in the UK and internationally. Accolades include the International Federation of Interior Architects/Designers Design Excellence Awards for his residential interiors.

Thinking about why Honky has achieved so much success since its creation in 2001, Dezille is pragmatic: “Designers are essentially problem solvers,” he says. “We should be able to ask the right questions, to get the right information and insight into our client’s lifestyles aspirations and dreams, and we should be able to interpret and deliver that in a way that is personal to them.”

“We’re not manufacturing cars like Ferrari – going off and working away in isolation before coming back to the customer with a set of keys and hoping they’ll like the product. This is a partnership, I don’t want a client to receive the keys back to their house and not feel at home there.”