“The interiors stylist and author has thought deeply about the nature of home. As a result, her place in south London is just as much a meditation on living as it is a house.”
The Telegraph, November 2015
Cassandra Ellis is a furniture and homewares designer, interiors stylist and author. Originally from New Zealand, she works from her studio in South West London.
Her practice is based around creating products and spaces that are emotive, simple, useful and beautiful.
Home has always been at the heart of her work; she creates overarching ideas that tell stories of people and place, while her attention to detail ensures the sum is far greater than the parts. This results in uplifting and life-affirming homes and spaces that work for each client and the way they wish to live.
Cassandra believes in quiet, thoughtful design, responsible production and quality that lasts. She works with independent, highly skilled craftspeople around Britain to make her fine furniture and homewares.
Starting her career in event concept, design and creation, she broadened her experience in art direction and trend forecasting across print, media and fashion. Cassandra has written and art directed four books.
She is renowned as an inspiring, uplifting and engaging speaker and teacher. In September 2014, she was invited to speak at the V&A, where she talked about her books, the importance of making and home. Cassandra has run private workshops from her studio and has taught regularly the Bloomsbury Group’s country HQ, Charleston House.