July 20, 2015

About Clippings

We’re changing the way the design industry buys and sells furniture.

About Clippings

What we do

Client-centric procurement services with a can-do attitude

Our procurement team helped to deliver spaces like The Silo restaurant, designed by Nina+Co. Image: Sam A. Harris

We offer a new way of sourcing furniture and lighting to interior designers, architects, property developers – and everyone buying furniture and lighting professionally. 

Our London-based team of account managers, procurement experts and logistic specialists work with clients on commercial projects in the UK and internationally. No matter how complex the project, we excel at lowering clients stress levels, getting projects back on track and stepping up to any particular sourcing challenge. 

A platform for everyone who buys furniture commercially

We built a powerful platform to speed up and simplify the procurement process.

Our platform brings the procurement process online, simplifying how professionals find, specify and buy furniture for commercial projects of any size. They can browse our catalogue with products from hundreds of leading global design brands. The platform immediately shows trade pricing, lead times and all relevant product details to speed up the decision process. In the project area, they can collect and compare product ideas and work on the specification with their colleagues or clients. 

eCommerce technology built for the furniture industry

The HermanMiller Professional platform launched in April 2021 and runs on Clippings technology.

The platform not only delivers change to everyone who buys furniture professionally. It also transforms the way manufacturers sell products to their trade clients: leading industry players like Herman Miller use Clippings technology to offer their professional network an eCommerce experience tailored to the industry’s workflows. 

Why we do it

We love furniture and interior design. But the way the procurement process operates can be disjointed, and, too often, the industry is slow to embrace the potential of digital opportunities.

We are excited by the possibilities new technology offers because everyone – from clients to brands – deserves a better experience with more transparency. 

We know the design community is a people’s industry and believe building easy-to-use technology will enrich the process of creating new spaces. 

We want everyone to spend less time on boring, repetitive admin tasks and more time thinking and talking about how we can create better spaces – spaces that not only look and feel better but also enhance people's lives by working for them. 

We believe that furniture procurement doesn’t have to be as arduous as it sounds. Clients deserve a better partner, someone who is by their side. That’s why our attitude is never “That’s not possible” but “Let’s do this”.

Who we are 

Adel Zakout (co-founder), Franck Zayan (CEO) and Tom Mallory (co-founder)

Clippings was founded in 2014 by Adel Zakout and Tom Mallory. The two met while studying at the Architectural Association and previously founded OpenBuildings, a crowd-sourced record of the world's built environment.

They started Clippings as a marketplace to discover up-and-coming designers and studios. Soon, established brands joined the catalogue, and the Clippings catalogue now covers furniture, lighting and workplace products from more than 650 manufacturers. 

Today, Clippings focuses exclusively on commercial clients, offering a digital platform for stress-free, collaborative furniture procurement as well as design and procurement services, supporting larger projects in the UK and internationally. And thanks to the buzz the platform has created in the industry, we now provide leading furniture manufacturers like the Herman Miller Group with a bespoke e-commerce solution to grow online sales to their trade partners and clients. 

Clippings operates from two locations in the U.K. and Bulgaria with a team of over 85 people. Account management, procurement, marketing and finance sit in London, while our technology, brands support and the catalogue teams work in Sofia. The company is led by CEO Franck Zayan, who joined Clippings in 2019. 

Clippings in numbers

  • 64,000 customers have used the platform so far
  • There are over 5,000,000 products available in the catalogue
  • Over 80,000 projects have been created on the platform
  • We sourced products from thousands of brands
  • We delivered projects in 38 countries

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