Helen Amy Murray
Helen Murray, Founder, Helen Amy Murray, Brand of Tomorrow 2017
Helen Amy Murray’s illustrious textiles grace some of the world’s finest interiors. Her eponymous London studio hand sculpts materials including leather, suede and silk into complexly dimensional surfaces. These arresting works are sought globally by collectors, owners and designers of super-prime residences, flagship stores, multi-star hotels and ultra-luxury brands.
“Since graduating from Chelsea College of Art and setting up my eponymous studio fourteen years ago, my business has grown to an atelier of twelve. We create artworks and interior installations internationally for interior designers, architects, luxury brands and collectors. Originally inspired by a research trip to India in 2001, my hand-crafted sculptural textiles range from one-off furniture pieces to bespoke commissions for super prime private residences, superyachts, private jets, flagship stores for luxury brands and prestigious hospitality environments. Collaborating with some of the worlds most recognised brands such as Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, The Rug Company and, most recently Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, has helped to raise my profile and strengthen my brand within the luxury sector”.
In order to be a successful luxury entrepreneur what are three pieces of advice you would give?
Don’t compromise on how you want your brand to be perceived.
Be committed to quality of both your work and the service you offer.
Learn to delegate.
What are the most important lessons you have learned along your journey?
Be sure to employ reliable professional services and be selective about who you work with.
What are the watch outs along the way?
Being pushed to cut corners in order to reach a lower price point, it’s not worth it, if it doesn’t align with the perception of your brand.
When you were started out who was your biggest inspiration? And what did they tell you that helped make you a success?
My biggest inspiration when I started was not an individual but an aesthetic. I was passionate about surface relief and absolutely driven to create similar sculptural aesthetics using textiles.