Mr Tony Chambers

Fast Facts

  • Bar: Bemelmans Bar
  • Hotel: The Emiliano
  • Gadget: Krups 75 coffee grinder
  • Brand: Prada
  • Suit: Brioni
  • Jacket: Single button, peak lapel
  • Shirt: MR. by Roland Mouret
  • Trousers: Brown's
  • Jeans: A.P.C. New Standard
  • Shoes: Church's
  • Bag: Satchel

Biography

Editor-in-chief of Wallpaper* – the influential design, fashion and lifestyle magazine. Starting his career as an editorial designer at the Sunday Times magazine, Mr Chambers became art director of UK GQ in 1996, before moving on to Wallpaper* as creative director and assuming his current role in 2007. A highlight was designing a Ferrari 612 Scaglietti as part of the car company’s Personalisation Programme. www.wallpaper.com twitter.com/wallpapermag

Recent Work

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Mr Chambers's Recommendations

FAVOURITE RESTAURANT AND DISH

La Colombe d'Or, St-Paul-de Vence. The carré d’agneau.”

BEST BAR

Bemelmans Bar at The Carlyle Hotel, NY.”

VACATION CHOICE

“Rio. A city with a beach.”

TOP CITY

“London. It has everything (except a beach).”

FAVOURITE HOTEL

“Two in Sao Paulo, (a city without a beach), The Emiliano and The Fasano. The best service outside Japan.”

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TYPE OF BAG

“I hardly carry anything – but I do love a nice satchel.”

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FAVOURED BRAND

“Prada. Everything they produce is truly modern. From their Rem Koolhaas designed show sets, to the packaging of their products, to the graphics of their invitations.”

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ESSENTIAL WARDROBE ITEM

“My waffle dressing gown. I wear it every morning.”

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MOST BEAUTIFUL WOMAN

“My girlfriend, of course.”

He sang 'Golden Years' and 'Fame'
He sang 'Golden Years' and 'Fame'

STYLE ICON

“David Bowie. November 4th 1975 - one of the first white artists to appear on Soul Train.”

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STYLE TIP

“Get your shirt and jacket arm length correct. Seeing jacket arms hanging down to the knuckles makes me feel physically sick.”

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BEST SHIRT BRAND

“ MR. by Roland Mouret and Alfred Dunhill .”

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FAVOURITE SUIT

“Brioni.”

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CUT OF TROUSERS

“Brown's own brand.”

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JEANS BRAND

A.P.C. New Standard.”

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UNDERWEAR CHOICE

Sunspel and Schiesser.”

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PREFERRED JACKET STYLE

“Single button, peak lapel.”

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SHOE MAKER

Church's and Alden. Classic English and classic American that improve with age.”

FAVOURITE GROOMING PRODUCT

“Aesop. Premium quality, beautiful packaging and the best-designed stores.”

DREAM CAR

“The one I designed of course! The Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. Exterior and interior are a subtle two-tone of navy blue and black.”

WATCH BRAND

“Bell & Ross for day and Patek Calatrava for evening.”

ESSENTIAL GADGET

“Krups 75 coffee grinder (in white). I’ve used it most mornings for 20 years. I love the sound and the smell. Also, my Leica c-lux point-and-shoot camera. It stays in my pocket at all times documenting things I’d otherwise forget.”

BEST BOOK

“What Is A Designer?: Things, Places, Messages by Norman Potter. This was a big influence when at art college - design as a way of life and philosophy.”

FAVOURITE ALBUM

“Low by David Bowie. I constantly carried it around in a see-through plastic bag at school. It made me feel cool, clever and creative.”

Brands Favoured by Mr Chambers