Object & line, started in 2010, is owned and run by Jill and Barry Hepton. It’s both a shop and an online business. Online selling came first. It gave us time to build interesting, varied ranges — In 2012 Vogue listed us amongst the 100 Best Places to Buy Online.
Our background is in the arts, as graphic designers, teachers, museum curators and officers for Arts Council England. It’s a mixed bag where design has always been at the forefront.
Our interest is contemporary design — the clean, well wrought, carefully considered approach to design that’s been valued in Europe for the last century. We search out small to medium companies worldwide that have high design values.