Naked on the Piano

NAKED ON THE PIANO is the creative and editorial arm of Furthermore Media Ltd.

A central-London based agency, our speciality is creating content with editorial integrity and working with brands to find and implement their voice. This can range from wide reaching communications strategy, to bespoke publishing projects such as books or magazines, to essential copywriting and editorial. We offer a full spectrum of design services where required but we are equally happy to work with your existing team.

It’s not just about having a way with words. Our key strength lies in our far reaching network. Our team comprises journalists and authors, magazine editors and exhibition curators, all of whom are as well versed in making connections as they are in providing industry insights.

We prefer to describe ourselves as a collaborative rather than a collective, drawing on a pool of experts to form a unique team for each project, from award winning, internationally renowned photographers to film makers, illustrators, designers and digital managers.

Our clients primarily operate in the luxury sector but range from hotel groups, galleries and fashion houses, to governments, consulates and embassies.

Our Services Include

  • Magazine Publishing
  • Journalism & Editorial
  • Concept Creation & Strategy
  • Tone of Voice Guidelines
  • Travel Guides
  • Content
  • Exhibition Curation
  • Exhibition Design
  • Website & App Design/Build
  • Newsletter Creation
  • Brochures
  • Brand Identity
  • Social Media
  • Event Management

At NAKED ON THE PIANO we believe that people’s attention spans are a limited and precious resource. Communications, therefore, should be wisely focused: simple, direct, engaging and, when appropriate, entertaining.

The NAKED ON THE PIANO story is true, though has been elevated to urban myth status over the years. As legend has it, the phrase was the party trick of a high ranking but mischievous diplomat, who would use it with great gusto at formal functions. Often bored at such occasions, he would wait for that inevitable time when the chatter quietened, as it almost always does at some point.

Then, and only then, would he suddenly bellow his punchline, for all to hear…

AND
THERE SHE WAS!
NAKED
ON THE PIANO!

No-one ever knew who she was, where, or how she came to be so shockingly starkers, but they all, without exception, wanted to.

The old general knew how to get people to perk up and listen.

Henrietta Thompson

Editorial Director,
Co-founder

Henrietta is a founding partner of Furthermore Media and NOTP, where she is editorial director. Concurrently, she is editor-at-large for Wallpaper* magazine, as well as columnist and editor for national newspapers and publications, including The Telegraph and British Airways Business Life magazine. She has published and curated several design books and exhibitions internationally, from the local (the annual 100% Norway exhibition) to the international (Everything Forever Now with the British Council), to the epic (Henrietta worked with the British Government as lead programme curator for the Great Festival of Creativity in Shanghai).

Ed Padmore

Operations Director,
Co-founder

Ed is co-founder of Furthermore Media (NOTP's holding company) and has 14 years' experience in the IT industry working for companies including the BBC, BP, Cadbury, Deloitte and FirstGroup. Ed is NOTP’s director of operations and also owns the photo digitizing company Vintage Photo Lab.

Christian Salez

Chairman

Christian has a wealth of experience in the advertising and luxury sectors and has held several CEO positions, most notably for TBWA Belgium, bpost (Belgian Post), Delvaux and Bulo. Christian holds several other advisory positions for companies in the luxury and start-up arenas and joined Furthermore Media as Chairman in January 2015.

Featured editors

Jonathan Bell

Jonathan has been a writer and journalist for nearly 20 years and is currently editor-at-large at Wallpaper* magazine. He is also an editor, copywriter and design consultant and has written about art, design, architecture and cars for over forty other magazines around the world. His books include The 21st Century House, Penthouse Living and The New Modern House.


Yoko Choy

Hong Kong-born Yoko Choy is a multilingual writer and editor, who specialises in lifestyle and design publications. Her work has been published in more than 20 international titles. Now based in Amsterdam, Yoko is also a communications consultant working for fairs, events, brands and creatives and currently represents Mario Testino in Asia.


Johanna Derry

Johanna Derry is a journalist and editor. A regular contributor to The Guardian, The Telegraph, Stylist, and Vice among others, her specialist subjects are food and travel. A true Northerner at heart, Johanna runs a true-storytelling night in London, and is never happier than when foraging across the British countryside.


Lauren Ho

Lauren Ho is a design and travel writer, consultant and the travel editor of Wallpaper*. She grew up in South Africa, but is now based in London and has spent the past 13 years travelling the world. Apart from being a self-confessed hotel junkie, she also thinks about food. A lot. Which is a good thing, considering her job is also to review restaurants.


Carli Humphries

Carli is a writer with particular expertise in digital communications and content creation for brands in the luxury lifestyle sector. Carli was the Brand Editor for Mulberry for six years, where she developed a passion for British heritage storytelling and a somewhat out of control collection of handbags. Never afraid of having an opinion, Carli has written on the subjects of luxury, craftsmanship and digital marketing for titles including The Guardian, Stylus and Hole & Corner.


Lakshmi Bhaskaran

Lakshmi has almost 20 years’ experience working in the design industry with companies such as D&AD and the Design Council, and is also the author of five design books, including Designs of the Times, which was published in more than ten languages. Lakshmi is the co-founder of Bark Furniture and when not writing, she can be found busy designing and making bespoke furniture in their workshop in north Cornwall.

Selected Clients

  • Aarnio Originals
  • Alcara
  • Aman Resorts
  • Auriens
  • Boodles
  • The British Council
  • The British Government
  • British Land
  • Canadian High Commission
  • Carolina Bucci
  • Cathedral Group
  • Danskina
  • Fendi
  • Frette
  • Graff
  • Grey Goose
  • Kvadrat
  • Knight Dragon
  • Lombard Odier
  • Maybourne Hotel Group
  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Mulberry
  • Nyetimber
  • People on Point
  • The Royal Norwegian Embassy
  • Talisman
  • Tom Dixon
  • U+I

1B Battledean Road, London N5 1UX
editor@nakedonthepiano.com

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