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Jecks Stone

Jecks Stone

Founder, Persona Abode Interiors

Jecks Stone established Persona Abode, a London-based interior design company, which creates home environments enriching the health and well-being of its occupants. She would inevitably set up her company to incorporate sustainability after spending over 18 years in recycling management followed by listed building conservation at the Church of England. Founded by Friends of the Earth, the charity Brumcan Recycling was at the forefront of providing sustainable waste solutions for local residential communities and businesses, including National Rail & Carillion.

Recycling was the tip of the iceberg compared to the progress sustainability has made today. However, alongside overseeing the conservation projects, it laid a foundation for marrying interiors with environmental impact. After looking at the unsustainable practices that took place within the industry, when she graduated in 2017, she became one of the first UK designers to become vegandesign.org certified ™. The course solidified Jecks' reluctance to design without meaning. It unveiled how design choices have significant repercussions for animal and human populations, especially in marginalised communities, and was fuel for Jecks to advocate for designing more kindly.

Today, Persona Abode strives for every project to be designed for the benefit of people, places and the planet. Efforts are put into being considerate of the impact of the earth’s diminishing resources by designing as much waste out of the equation and mindfully designing interiors for the long-term health of its users and the surrounding environment. Jecks feels strongly about swaying away from concentrating wholly on aesthetic indulgences. Therefore, Persona Abode applies science-based principles studied at West Dean, Parsons New School of Design and the WELL Building Institute to elevate the experiences we have in the places that should nurture us every day, home.

Keen on helping to clean up the industry’s act, it was essential to team up with other interior design practices to effect significant change. In March 2021, Persona Abode was one of 9 founding signatories to Interior Design Declares, an official public declaration and show of commitment to respond to the environmental crises around the globe. As part of the wider network, Built Environment Declares, the collective voice shares resources, liaises with other industry-based organisations and networks and constructively engages with clients and the architectural press.

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  • "A brilliant variety of materials, Surface Design Show is always a great show to spot trends and see how they are evolving"
    Hamish Kilburn
    Editor, Hotel Designs
  • "Surface Design show is an incredible show for the sector, it has so many different materials and new ideas"
    Justine Fox
    Founder, Studio Justine Fox
  • "Surface Design Show has been a fantastic show for us, this year has been a busy show, and we have connected with lots of architects and interior designers. We will be back for Surface Design Show 2024"
    Matt Robb
    Digital Media Executive, Stone Federation Great Britain
  • "It has been a very good year for the show, creating a good opportunity to meet key players in the industry and for them to get to know our product"
    Guy Whitehead
    Group CEO, Armourcoat, Exhibitor 2023
  • "Surface Design Show 2023 has been especially good for us. It has been extremely busy with a good quality audience and very innovative materials on display"
    Laura Brown
    Rough Old Glass, Exhibitor 2023
  • "A very busy show which has given us multiple different enquiries this year. We will be leaving with lots of new inspiration!"
    Ka Shing Man
    Ritec, Exhibitor 2023

 


 

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