Dave Coote is a furniture and interiors designer well known for his quirky, retro style with an emphasis on reclaimed materials. Having started his career in the film industry in New Zealand, he then returned to the UK to study furniture and product design. He has been running a successful design studio for over 30 years producing furniture, interiors, products and photographic sets as well as turning his hand to art directing the short film, Paris Brixton, which was screened in London. He is proud to have exhibited at the first three 100% Design exhibitions and his client list includes high profile names including Ansells Brewery, Marks & Spencer, BHS, Laura Ashley, John Lewis, Ikea, Homes & Gardens, Red, Country Homes & Interiors to name but a few. In the last few years he has developed a passion for building cabins which has now blossomed into another business. Dave also runs the locations agency, The Beach Studios, with his wife, Atlanta Bartlett and his on-line boutique store, Pale & Interesting . He lives near the beach with his wife and four children.