Over the years, designer George Sowden has brought his bright and always original vision to the HAY Collection in a myriad of ways. From on-the-go travel cups to water bottles and storage tins, from salt-and-pepper shakers to the new Sowden Kettle and Toaster -- HAY's first ever electrical appliances! -- the Sowden Collection for HAY is a perfect combination of brains and beauty.
George Sowden studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art. In the 1970s, Sowden moved to Milan to work with names such as Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti, and in the 1980s he became one of the founders of the design collective, Memphis Group.
He has won numerous design prizes including the prestigious Compasso d'Oro Award. Today he continues to live and work in Milan. For HAY, Sowden has designed Sowden Toaster, Sowden Kettle, Coffee and Tea Pot, Sowden Bottle, Tin by Sowden and Salt & Pepper.