British designer Jo Sampson is the creative force behind the London Interiors Collection and the Waterford Contemporary Collections, Glacia, Elysian and London. These dazzling new collections represent Waterford's exciting and innovative approach to contemporary lighting, furniture and fine home accessories. Jo established her career at renowned agencies Studio De Lucchi, Sir Terence Conran, Imagination and United Designers. In 2002 she established Blacksheep, a leading commercial interior design agency, with Tim Mutton.
When Jo started the Jo Sampson Studio in 2012, her talent for designing unique pieces for luxury interiors came to the fore. The Waterford Interiors furniture range, the London Collection, was praised for its ability to fuse a sleek modern aesthetic and cutting-edge lighting technology with the world’s finest cut crystal. The latest collaboration between Waterford and Jo Sampson, the Contemporary Collection of three capsule collections – London, Elysian and Glacia – feature finely cut crystal accessories designed to richly complement luxurious living.
The Rebel collection embodies a spirit of nonconformist cool. Using the iconic motif of the punk stud as the heart of its design, designer Jo Sampson chose the stark, geometry of this simple shape for its enduring outsider appeal. The punk stud injects a tough, streetwise vitality to the pieces, which contrasts with the refined craftsmanship that goes into their creation. Combining golden metal with crystal in shades of plum, amber, blush, pink and purple, the Rebel aesthetic mixes the rough with the smooth.
The London Interiors Collection
The Jo Sampson designed London Collection for Waterford Interiors fuses sleek modern design with state-of-the-art LED lighting to magnify the beveled, cut-crystal facets in each unique piece. The London Collection includes lighting, mirrors and tables featuring fine crystal appointments, brushed-metal surfaces and touch-free sensors to enable power control with the wave of a hand.
Aerial views of a sparkling London skyline at night provided inspiration for the Waterford Interiors London Collection of home furnishings. Jo Sampson furthers her imaginings of a sparkling, modern nighttime cityscape in the London Collection of masculine barware, fine office accoutrements and on-the-go essentials for business and pleasure.
Envisioning a paradise well within reach, Jo Sampson conjures Elysian, a lifestyle collection epitomizing the higher echelons of luxury and elegance in home entertaining. With soft shapes, rich amethyst crystal, fine gold appointments and classic Waterford cutting, Elysian elevates the art of the party with style and stature.
The Glacia Collection represents the boldest statement in the new Waterford contemporary range, featuring the finest of feminine toiletries and accessories for the dressing table and powder room. Working with blocks of refractive Optical glass, Sampson cleaves the broad, crisp facets that are a hallmark of the Glacia Collection, revealing flat, polished surfaces resonating with modernist style.