WORLD famous designer Nick Munro is preparing to open a unique shopping outlet after appearing on a BBC programme.
Chester-based Nick, 47, has enjoyed worldwide acclaim for his homeware designs which have been commissioned by well-known firms including P&O, John Lewis, Wedgewood and Fired Earth.
His iconic spring-like spiral egg cup design represents the start of his journey from being a West Cheshire College design student to his products being bought in New York, Japan and Europe.
But now, Nick, who lives in Hoole with wife Ali and sons Alfie and Ossie, is planning to open a unique outlet on Commonhall Street in Chester in the autumn, showcasing innovative homeware exclusively to city shoppers and online buyers.
“Chester has been a really good place to develop this business. We will have a big range of products that people can buy from what has become our design HQ. We are really looking forward to becoming part of the shop-scape in this part of Chester.”
It comes after Nick, who can count Richard Branson, Prince Charles and Duchess Sarah Ferguson among his clientele, starred on BBC1’s High Street Dreams.
The popular programme, the finale of which is expected to be screened at 9pm on Monday, June 7, is presented by ex-parfumier Jo Malone and introduces eight budding entrepreneurs to industry experts, including Nick and Lloyd Grossman, who act as mentors.
“I was happy to get involved,” he said. “Being successful is all about reputation. This show depends on these people’s reputations.
“We act as mentors to young entrepreneurs and advise them how you get from the starting point of having prototype to selling the finished product in the shops. It’s been a really positive process and the viewing figures have been good.”