Richard Taylor founded Richard Taylor Designs in 1990.
Previously, a career involving the restoration and re-decoration of period properties and classic yachts had developed into an interest in interior design, decorative lighting and furniture.
A lifelong passion for Italy and things Italian led to the restoration of an ancient house in Umbria. A result of this project was the discovery of gifted craftsmen working in wrought iron, copper, ceramics and glass. Early commissions quickly grew to become a comprehensive collection of decorative lighting and furniture. These earlier pieces reflected mainly traditional techniques and styles. Many of these are still popular.