Kallen Isaac-Szymanik, Head of Residential at Simon James, shares what a day looks like for him at the Furniture & Lighting Showroom and what he's gifting this Christmas.
Tell us about your journey working for Simon James and what a day of work looks like for you in your role as Head of Residential.
I was first introduced to Simon James in 2016 through my love for Sophie Buhai jewellery and I probably visited our Herne Bay store every week for a year coveting the Egg Pendant before I finally purchased the necklace! I have long admired our curation of brands and our commitment to contemporary design, so I started working part time across our homewares stores and furniture showroom; contributing in various positions throughout the years where my role has evolved to oversee our Residential Sales team and furniture showroom.
My work day is very dynamic. I spend most of my day with my team, dedicating our time with our clients, supporting interior designers and architects, helping bring their design visions to fruition. I work closely with our international brands and fabric suppliers; establishing these relationships to ensure synergy between our respective visions. Being surrounded by creative and like-minded individuals is very rewarding for the soul, and I truly love what I do and what we accomplish together as a small yet growing team at Simon James.