Interior design has become a passion for many people, it’s no longer just a “need”, it’s become a “want”. With this in mind, Northampton local Marty Hogan founded his own business to share his love for home decor (so lovely are his products, the new Muddy abode has several pieces – keep an eye out for the next feature, but here he is delivering the goodies, along with his lovely branded marketing)!
Completely online, all products are a mix of one-offs and small quantities and are sourced or designed and handmade by Marty himself or one of his collaborating designers. Muddy contributor Lizzie Johnston takes a closer look!
Founded in 2017, Ten Degrees of Design is still super duper new and trying to find their way, but with a passion like theirs it’s already proving to be quite the success. The company brings in a fresh new look by showing off what young and upcoming designers and makers can offer. With an aim to bring thoughtful and well designed furniture and homewares to customers, they dedicate themselves to finding interesting and beautifully made products; items which you won’t find on the high street. As a result of this, they pride themselves on selling products which hold the three main principals of functionality, simplicity and bold material choice at the heart of their design.
The founder at 10 Degrees of Design, Marty, has always had a passion for good design and quality, well crafted furniture. From nurturing this passion through education and after graduating with a degree in Product Design from Coventry University, he certainly has an eye for one-off, special products. Getting his degree put him in good stead to embark on the adventure of starting his own creative business, including the making and manufacturing. This has always been a big part of his design process and he is always looking to use interesting and quality materials in home decor and furniture to make them stand out as key elements to a simplistic design style. Both practical and stylish, the modern and simplistic pieces are bang on trend and will give any house a fashion-forward feel.
When it comes to inspiration, Marty is very interested in keeping in touch with current trends and design ethos, but of course he is also influenced by the past design movements of Mid-century design and the likes of Robin Day, Charles and Ray Eames and not forgetting Ingvar Kamprad and the way he set the foundations for what we know as a world wide Ikea design movement. Marty is not alone as he works alongside Karyn Chu, a fellow designer and the Social Media Manager at 10° of Design. With similar traits of minimalism, simplicity and class, this dream team can add a key element to any room. Karyn says this makes working with 10 effortless, since their styles are an almost perfect match. She helps the company to connect with their customers, sharing their latest collections and giving sneak peaks of what is yet to come, this gives her a feeling of great excitement and eagerness as their collections get shared with the world.
With a favourite quote of ‘If you are persistent, you will get it. It you are consistent, you will keep it.’ Harvey Mackay; it’s looks certain that 10 Degrees of Design will be around for years to come and is a great (Northants) business to look out for. Muddy editor Anna-Lou will be showcasing a few key pieces she’s used to pimp up her living room – keep your eyes out for the feature in May!