Michelle Ogundehin: Curriculum Vitae


Editor-in-Chief, ELLE Decoration UK/ELLE Decoration Country

May 2004 to date

Creative Director, ELLE Decoration Style Consultancy

October 2015 to date

Editor-at-Large, ELLE Decoration UK

April 1999 to April 2004

Deputy Editor, ELLE Decoration UK

March 1998 — March 1999

Features Director, ELLE Decoration UK

Jan 1997 — Feb 1998

Senior Editor, Blueprint Magazine

June — Dec 1996

Assistant Editor, Blueprint Magazine

Jan 1995 — May 1996

Editorial Assistant, Tate Art Magazine

Jan – Dec 1994

Office Manager, Creative Media Planning, New York

Dec 1990 – Sept 1991

Architectural Design Assistant, Voorsanger Associates, New York

June — Dec 1990

Architectural Design Assistant, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, London

Sept 1989 — June 1990



Trustee V&A Museum

Sept 2008 – Sept 2015

Non-Executive Director V&A Enterprises Board

March 2009 – Sept 2015

Ambassador for Diversity in Public Appointments

Government Equalities Office Nov 2009 – Dec 2011

Non-Executive Director South Coast Design Forum July 2008 to Dec 2013

Non-profit organisation promoting good design along the South Coast of England.



Management Diploma. Marketing Option, CITE Associates, London

Completed January 1994

Diploma in Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London

Sept 1991– June 1993

Typography: design and application in magazines. Fashion Institute of Technology, New York June 1991

BSc(Hons) Architecture 2.1 Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, London

Sept 1986 – June 1989



Inside Out Homes Channel 4. Seven-part series. First four programmes TX July 2016

Co-presenting new home and design series exploring the contemporary trend of Indoor/Outdoor living.

Chelsea Flower Show BBC2. Episode 13. TX May 2016

Interviewed by Monty Don. Presenting pick of the best designed stands.

Grand Designs: RIBA House of the Year Channel 4. Four-part series. TX November 2015

Co-presenting alongside Kevin McCloud the pick of the year’s houses nominated for this prestigious award. Watch showreel here.

Newsnight BBC1. TX June 2011

Live discussion on the demise of Habitat with presenter Kirsty Wark and Tom Dixon.

Watch here.


Specialist ConsumerAWARDS

PPA Magazine Awards 2013

Winner Specialist Consumer magazine of the Year

Nominated for Consumer Editor of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2011

Winner Specialist Consumer Magazine of the Year

Highly Commended Consumer Editor of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2006

Highly Commended for Consumer Lifestyle Magazine of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2005

Highly Commended for Consumer Lifestyle Magazine of the Year

PPA Magazine Awards 2004

Highly Commended for Consumer Lifestyle Magazine of the Year



House of Hoppen: 40 Years of Kelly Hoppen Jacqui Small Publishing. 2016

330pp book charting 40 years of influential interior designer Kelly Hoppen.

Swarovski Crystal Palace: The Art of Light and Crystal Swarovski/teNeues Publishing. 2010.

216pp book documenting the Swarovski Crystal Palace project.

LA Lofts Chronicle Books, San Francisco. 2006

194pp book on Los Angeles’ Loft apartments. By Barbara Thornburg. Foreword Michelle Ogundehin

Bringing Architecture Home: A layperson’s Guide to Architects 2003 

Published in association with the Arts Council, Habitat, The RIBA and ELLE Decoration

Understanding Plans: A layperson’s guide to architectural drawings 1997 

By Peter Murray and Michelle Ogundehin. Drawings by Louis Hellman. Funded by the Arts Council



British Institute of Interior Design June 2015

Keynote speech at annual conference: ‘Interior Design on TV: Good, Bad or just plain ugly?’

Victoria & Albert Museum 2015

London Design Festival debate: ‘Designing for Today’s Digital World’: Chair with guests Sebastian Conran, Ruth Wassermann, Katrin Baumgarten and Fabio Del Colle. V&A. Lecture Theatre Talks Programme. Watch talk here.

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2015

Conversations in Design with Doshi Levien (March 15)

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2013 

Conversations in Design with Michael Anastassiades (Mar 13)

Tom Dixon: The British Maverick (Sept 13)

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2013

In Conversation with Cath Kidston, Lecture Theatre talk

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2012 

London Design Festival debate: ‘Does British Design Matter’. Chair with guests Tom Dixon, Cath Kidston, Tristram Hunt MP for Stoke. Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2012

Conversations in Design: Paul Cocksedge (Mar); Rosita Missoni (Sept)

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2011

Conversations in Design with Lee Broom (Mar); Barbara Hulanicki (Sept).

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2011

In Conversation with Tricia Guild, Lecture Theatre talk

Chelsea Harbour Design Centre 2010

Conversations in Design with Ilse Crawford

Victoria & Albert Museum, 2009

In Conversation with Edmund de Waal, Lecture Theatre talk (Sept 09); ‘Fantasy and Fear in Contemporary Design’, ticketed gallery discussion with exhibition curator, Gareth Williams (July 09).

The Barbican, London, 2009

Guided Exhibition talk: ‘Le Corbusier, his private domain vs public projects’.

The Brighton Art Fair, Brighton, 2008

Opening evening introduction: ‘Why Art Matters’.

Habitat, London 2005

Keynote conference speech: ‘Promoting desire in design; how to seduce and sell’.



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