Sebastian Conran

British designer Sebastian Conran is a master of combining the useful with the beautiful, the clever with the cool. "I have always been passionate about food and cooking," says Sebastian. "My stepmother writes cookbooks and as a child I used to help her test the recipes." Exclusively for west elm MARKET, he designed a line of versatile kitchen tools for smart chefs. "Our products are meant to be functional and innovative while remaining simple, elegant and satisfying to use."

Sebastian working on sketches in his studio. "Inspiration comes from everywhere."

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"Our prototype workshop is where we make models, try out ideas and test functions."

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Sebastian checks development models against previous designs.

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The Cutlery Drainer lets utensils dry while keeping the counter tidy.

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