Working from home: designer Christopher Cox in his beautiful living room

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In the fourth in a new series of videos, House & Garden’s deputy decoration editor Ruth Sleightholme video calls some of our favourite designers and tastemakers to find out where they’re hunkering down during lockdown, and how they’re coping with working at home. Today’s guest is furniture and lighting designer Christopher Cox.

One thing that all of us at House & Garden have in common is our nosiness. More particularly, our burning desire to know what a given person’s house might look like, especially when the person is as creative and stylish as an interior designer.

Fast-forward to Corona-times, and almost as soon as the lockdown was rolled out, the video call meetings rolled in, in what felt like their dozens. The only bright side to this incessant video chat – along with seeing my beloved colleagues’ faces – was the opportunity to sneak a peek into all of their houses. Some colleagues kept me on my toes by shifting to a new background every day, and our Garden Editor Clare Foster gave us a lovely surprise this morning by broadcasting from her greenhouse.

I am the Deputy Decoration Editor of House & Garden, and in this video series, I take my curiosity even further, video calling some of my favourite interior designers and creatives, and asking them to show me their home, ‘office’, and often their dogs. Today we visit Christopher Cox, who alongside his wife Nicola, designs some of the most distinctive, interesting and beautifully produced furniture and lighting that we at H&G have ever seen, employing 36 artisans in the UK from glass workers to bronze-casters.

Please forgive certain elements of video quality in this series, these are all genuine video-calls, mostly filmed on mobiles and relying on the individual broadband connection of the interviewees involved! Enjoy!

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