KLC's Alumni of the Month: Benji Lewis
KLC would like to introduce you to our talented Alumni of the Month, Benji Lewis.
Benji’s Design Journey
Benji Lewis is a well-established UK-based interior designer with an ever-increasing circle of clients. His career started with a sound training KLC School of Design after which he headed to Bonhams auctioneers where he stayed for two years. This move inspired a huge interest in the world of period furniture and furnishings.
He then invested valuable time working in the retail side of the interior design business in central London. In 2003 he was introduced to a sizeable project involving the renovation of a large, listed Arnold Mitchell house in the Home Counties. Interestingly his burgeoning design ability had been spotted by the client on a contemporary London property. The fact that he had well established links with a wide range of suppliers and traditional artisans only added to his appeal. A fluent French speaker Benji has also worked on a variety of projects in 'le sud ouest', an area of France with which he is very familiar.
‘Zoom that Room’
During lockdown in April 2020, Benji Lewis successfully created the customised virtual consultancy, Zoom That Room. The concept is setting new trends in the interior design world and it’s here to stay.
Zoom That Room has been recognised and recommended by influential media such as the Daily Telegraph, House and Garden and Homes and Gardens, to name but a few, lauding Benji’s personable and approachable style, alongside his creative innovation.
The premise of Zoom That Room couldn’t be more straightforward; wherever you are in the world, via whichever video communications platform you choose, (Zoom, FaceTime, WhatsApp Video) Lewis joins you in your home and shares immediate expert advice on ways to implement the changes you’d love to make, but don’t know how to.
With his instinctive, colourful, bold, and yet classic elegant taste, Benji has helped redecorate properties across the UK and France, with projects reaching as far as the US and Australia.
How has KLC impacted Benji’s career now
'The ground rock of any good interior stands on a well-considered furniture layout, based on a solid understanding of how space works.
I recall very well that in my first few days at KLC this was made very clear, with exercises in measuring and check measuring rooms and spaces to ensure that we understood the importance of this.
Without establishing the bones of a room any project will flounder, better by far to take the time, survey the spaces you have to work with and build your designs from that point upwards.
Keep in touch with Benji
Bookings and enquiries can be made via zoomthatroom.com and for daily updates and design tips follow Lewis on Instagram @benjilewisinteriors
To view a number of stylish projects completed by Benji, you can view his website: https://www.benjilewisdesign.co.uk/