In 1993, Tony Cunningham and Simon Alderson founded twentytwentyone, a design store that sources, produces, and sells modern furniture, lighting, and products from a converted stable building in London’s trendy Islington neighborhood. Through their uniquely curated exhibitions they continue to make people aware of great design—–modern, vintage, and contemporary.
John Kachoyan is a London–based writer and artistic director of Redshift Design Group. Before leaving his native Australia, Kachoyan worked for BBC World Australasia during the day while staging plays at night. For the June 2009 issue, he visited the stunning twentytwentyone showroom and chatted with Simon Alderson and Tony Cunningham about whether they'd one day see a British Design Idol reality show.