Adam Daghorn

Adam joined the M&S team in early 2014 as Lead Furniture designer, and since then we have worked on a number of best selling Cabinet and Upholstery ranges.

Previously from NEXT, he combined that commerciality with M&S phenomenal supply base, to help produce a number of core collections such as BURCHILL and JAKOB that have gone on to become key parts of the collection.

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If they were to make a toy action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
Grappling gun... I love problem solving, and with a grappling gun you can scale any obstacle

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your design life has taken?
I'd like to think that I made my career happen. If I get to a point in my career where I don't feel I'm developing as a designer I move on.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I talk through my sketch work. There's no language barrier with a drawing.

What product or event inspired you to be a designer?
Lego. My childhood was spent building anything and everything I could imagine in Lego. It helped me develop a three dimensional mindset from an early age and an understanding of form and function.

If you could go back in time and become the designer of any existing item, what would you choose?
The Eames Lounge Chair. Since its launch it has been in continuous production. It was released in the 50's and is still just as iconic and just as recognisable as the day it launched.