1988 - Nick Munro (Trinkets)
Nick Munro won the 1988 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award with his business, Trinkets.
Turning rusty old bedsprings into eggcups provided the inspiration for Nick Munro’s product design business. With a Master's degree in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art, it was natural for Nick to turn his talents to designing and developing innovative new products.
Nick Munro, winner of the 1998 Shell LiveWIRE Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Originally working from home with just three designs – the eggcup, napkin ring, and toast rack – Nick gradually developed a broad range of items in metal, glass, ceramics and wood, which sold in leading department stores around the world.
Today, Nick’s designs can be found in Harrods, Selfridges and Liberty of London, with a wider portfolio of clients spanning the world from New York to Kuala Lumpur. Over recent years, many prestigious international companies have commissioned Nick to contribute to their design programs, and joint ventures have come to fruition with Wedgwood, The V&A Museum, John Lewis, and Bugatti in Italy, amongst others.
In 2008, P&O Cruises launched their new superliner Ventura, featuring specially commissioned Nick Munro designs from stem to stern. During the first months of 2010, BBC1 recruited Nick as an expert mentor for their innovative series ‘High Street Dreams’. Most recently, in November 2010, Nick successfully opened the doors of his first independant high street retail store in Chester, UK.
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