Mac Collins is a young designer whose work is characterized by strong narratives and a rich material culture. Based in the north of England, he is the first recipient of the Ralph Saltzman Prize awarded by the Design Museum in London. His furniture pieces, most notably the Iklwa chair, are bold, intuitive and a joyful celebration of typically peripheral stories. Nana Biamah-Ofosu: Your research at Harewood House in West Yorkshire earlier this year explored the relationship between objects, furniture, Empire and transatlantic slavery. Can you tell us about this project? This story is from Kinfolk Issue Forty-Five Buy Now Related Stories Design Fashion Issue 47 Jean Touitou The A.P.C. founder on the demands of hype and craft. Design Fashion Issue 47 Hot Desk The many faces of a multifunctional workstation. Design Fashion Issue 46 Last Night What did designer Franck Gauthé do with his evening? Design Fashion Issue 45 Lisa Yamai Snow Peak's president wants you to get out more. Design Issue 45 Last Night What did jewelry designer Sophie Bille Brahe do with her evening? Design Interiors Issue 44 Giancarlo Valle At work with Giancarlo Valle.