“My friends describe me as goofy, like a big, dumb dog,” says Philippe Malouin as he explains why, when they witnessed his business persona for the first time this summer, they were taken aback. “I was on vacation in July with friends and I had a business call about a product I’m developing in New Zealand. They were all a bit freaked out because they’d never seen me like that,” he laughs. Philippe, an award-winning product designer with his own studio in London, switches from oversized Labrador to a vision of professionalism as soon as it comes to his business. When he’s not creating bedside tables, bowls or light installations, Philippe can be found lending a critical eye to the sleekly modern interior design jobs handled by his company, Post-Office, for clients that have included skincare brand Aesop and swimwear label Orlebar Brown. His ethos values simplicity above all else and This story is from Kinfolk Issue Twenty-Two Buy Now Related Stories Design Issue 49 At Work With: Muller Van Severen How a home renovation birthed one of Europe’s most distinguished design duos. Design Interiors Issue 49 Mimi Shodeinde An audience with the architect. Design Fashion Issue 47 Jean Touitou The A.P.C. founder on the demands of hype and craft. 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. Arts & Culture Design Issue 45 The New Craftsmen From the Outer Hebrides to central London, Catherine Lock is celebrating the crafts heritage of Great Britain.