Channel Island Ceramics have been pushing the boundaries of quality and design in kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms for more than three decades. In this article first published in Guernsey Life, we meet the two members of the design team who share a few of their influences and talk about their own dream rooms.
Jeff Le Messurier
Sales Manager Jeff Le Messurier is a master woodcarver and furniture designer and for many years ran the family Guernsey Woodcarvers business. ‘I am a master carver, a cabinet maker and a sculptor which has stood me in good stead when the chance came to join the design team here at CIC.’
Jeff found himself looking for a new challenge when the time came for woodcarving business to close. ‘I was experienced in creating bespoke furniture and often worked on homes alongside John at CIC in fact at my job interview John (Litchfield) showed me a design of a bathroom he was putting into a new house and I had fitted out the rest of the house!’
Like her fellow design team members Kate Iwon can turn her talents to creating dream bedrooms kitchens and bathrooms but she has become the bedroom designer aficionado. ‘I studied design and a lot of technical aspects of building planning and drawing, while I was studying at school in Poland. I could have gone on to become an architect but I enjoyed the creative side of the job more so I gradually moved toward design.’ Kate says that she enjoys the whole design process.
‘It is all about light and space and deciding how best to use that space. The hardest thing for me is being asked to squeeze a lot into a small area as it does shrink the room down. I hate filling every single corner of a bedroom!’ For Kate the priority is making the bedroom into a restful room .
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With kind permission of Guernsey Life magazine.
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