20 questions with furniture designer Johnny Egg

Theatrical minimalism is how Johnny Egg describes his design style and we couldn't agree more. For more than 20 years he has been designing bespoke furniture pieces - everything from subtle to statement. He believes that all furniture should be functional but also that nothing should be overlooked. We caught up with him to see how he'd fare with our 20 questions...

1. Interiors – dark and moody or light and airy?

Light and airy most of the time.

2. Cats or dogs?

Iʼm a dog person but have always had both. The dogs have been a conscious decision, whereas the cats have always just appeared.

3. Introvert or extrovert? 


4. Sweet or savoury?

Sweet: cream cakes, fudge, cupcakes, coffee cake, treacle tart, custard…

5. The Beatles or The Stones?

The Rolling Stones

6. Asterix or Tintin?

Neither - Spider Man for me every time.

7. Helvetica or Arial?


8. Star sign?


9. Six fantasy dinner party guests? 

Philippe Starck - for his humour.

Stan Lee - for his comics.

Steven Seagal - is he really like that?!

Alex Polizzi

Miriam Margolyes - for her stories.

…and Graham Norton.

10. What was the last thing you bought? 

A pair of Muck Boots, I'm getting ready for the winter.

11. When was the last time you cried? 

Last week after I tried a mystery chilli we had grown ourselves! I have never eaten anything so hot, to say that it brought tears to my eyes would be a huge understatement.

12. Tea or coffee?

Builders tea.

13.Dress up or dress down? 

I look good in a tux, but it doesn’t really work in the workshop.

14. Library or nightclub?


15. Which song do you play when you need cheering up?

Prince, Let’s go crazy.


16. Favourite book? 

Do manuals and design magazines count?!

17. Top interior design tip?

As long you love it, it's right.

18. When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?


19. What are you afraid of?

My wife singing.

20. And favourite colour?


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Katie Treggiden, Guest Editor

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