Since graduating with a degree in Product Design from Nottingham Trent, I’ve built up a reputation designing commercial, aspirational products for some of the most recognisable brands in the industry. In 2016 I was awarded a coveted 'Design Guild Mark' by The Furniture Makers Company for the Ashworth Desk - designed for Conran and manufactured by Marks & Spencer.
My designs and products have been featured in almost all major publications and magazines in the UK - including Elle Decor, Living Etc, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Daily Mail, Ideal Home, House Beautiful, House & Garden, and Kitchens Bedrooms & Bathrooms. In my career I’ve been fortunate to have been given opportunities to design for some of the biggest furniture and homeware brands in the industry - including Conran, Soho House, Heal's, Next Home, French Connection and Marks & Spencer. In October 2017 I moved to the United States to work for Anthropologie, taking charge of the furniture, lighting and upholstery design team.
Working for large, omnichannel retailers has given me the opportunity to travel extensively, visiting factories and suppliers all over the world - including Brazil, China, Hong Kong, Europe, Malaysia, India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam. I also have considerable experience managing teams of designers, suppliers and factories, and collaborating with major brands, such as Ercol, DFS and Conran.
Using references from functionalist Danish design of the mid-20th century combined with modern details and manufacturing techniques I strive to produce timeless designs and products. I personally love the care and finesse taken in all aspects of this design movement, from the beautiful furniture joints and materials, to the expert craftsmanship in the manufacture. The quality of these products is evident in their longevity and the fact that pieces over 50 years old are still in perfect working order. My main aim as a designer is to limit the amount of ‘throw away’ furniture that is developed and help create the next generation of antiques that people will be able to enjoy for generations.
Born in Camden, London
Attended Bishop Douglass School and Sixth Form college, qualifying with 9 GCSE's and 3 A-Levels
Attended Nottingham Trent University, qualifying with a bachelors degree in Product Design
Started work for a small industrial design company in North London
Introduction to bespoke furniture with Robert Timmons Furniture - a high-end, luxury, design company
Moved to Leicester to work for major high-street retailer Next Plc
Accepted a role as Lead Furniture Designer for Marks & Spencer - designing for a department worth £130 million a year
Moved to French Connection as the Head of Home, reporting directly to the CEO and in charge of all business development
Immigrated to Philadelphia, USA, to take charge of furniture, upholstery and lighting design at Anthropologie