Min Hogg (1938-2019)

1 July 2019

Min Hogg, founding editor of The World of Interiors magazine, has died aged 80.

Hogg worked as a fashion editor and a photographer's editor before joining a fledgling magazine called Interiors in 1981. Six months later, Condé Nast bought a half interest in the magazine and changed its title to The World of Interiors. It bought it outright in 1988.

Under Hogg's leadership, the magazine eschewed slickly designed spaces and instead focused on more idiosyncratic interiors.

“I try to get nonprofessionals who aren’t going to use interior-design jargon and words like silk slub," she told The New York Times in 1983. “What we end up with instead is a story on a couple who say they used heavy shutters on their windows because they stay in bed all day and like to sleep. Do you see?”

In 2000, Hogg passed the magazine on to her protégé Rupert Thomas, who remains the editor. She opened her own wallpaper and fabric studio in 2010.