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As hands-on designers and makers, we are fascinated by process, whether that be with traditional tools or the latest computer controlled router. This combined with a fascination of historical techniques and aesthetics roots our design within a specific context with rich narratives and contextual reference points. Good design emanates from a depth of knowledge of the medium, and our ability to reconsider it for a contemporary audience.

 

While creating one off pieces, we not only push ourselves but also some of the best craftsman in the UK. We love working collaboratively, and this provides a rich stream of inspiration within our practice which has cultivated some of our both humblest and progressive designs. Privately, we like nothing better than a rummage around a car boot sale or junk shop, this in many way has instilled in us a desire to make things that have a longevity and a resistance to fashion, and installed a healthy respect for the environment, and a desire to make sure our objects stand out and shine for all time

 

  • 1996 Graduated with a BA in Furniture Design & Craftsmanship from Buckinghamshire New University
  • 1997 Exhibition at Sotheby’s in London selling Gareth’s graduation pieces alongside Ron Arad and John Makepeace
  • 1998 Gareth is invited to exhibit at the Bowes Museum alongside Edmund de Wall and Tom Dixon
  • 1999 Sotheby’s invites Gareth back and he sells all 3 of the pieces of the work exhibited
  • 2001 First international exhibition at Sotheby’s in New York followed by an exhibition at the William Zimmer Gallery in Chicago in 2003
  • 2005 Gareth sets up a small workshop in Hackney Wick alongside 2 international artists, Paul Noble and Georgina Star
  • 2007 The design of the Anne Table initiates the experiments surrounding digital fabrication and craftsmanship. This piece is exhibited at the Victoria & Albert Museum as part of The Collect Art Fair, is sold to the Crafts Council and is now housed in their public collection
  • 2008 The George Chest is exhibited during The Collect Art Fair at the Victoria & Albert Museum, 100 percent design and the Milan furniture fair where it captures international interest and intense publicity within the design scene
  • 2009 The George Chest is shown at the exhibition Telling Tales at the Victoria & Albert Museum. The show demonstrated the emerging design-art scene across Europe with work that pushed the boundaries between disciplines
  • 2009 Gareth’s first solo show Made to View fabricated a chest of drawers in the gallery space
  • 2010 The Windsor Chair, made from a bodging greenwood project, is exhibited in Milan. It is sold to the Shipley Museum and the project is featured in their catalogue publication British Design 1948–2012, Innovation in the Modern Age Victoria &Albert
  • 2010 Commissioned by Vauxhall Motors, we created a picnic and woodland scene using traditional veneers and exhibited them in derelict spaces of East-London. The Urban Picnic project is exhibited at the Victoria &Albert Museum’s most popular public exhibition, the Power of Making and is later acquired by the Crafts Council
  • 2011 We participated in an exhibition at No10 Downing Street demonstrating the best designs in the UK
  • 2012 The George Chest is acquired by the Victoria &Albert Museum and is now on permanent display in their furniture gallery
  • 2013 The studio’s work is celebrated in numerous publications on contemporary design and is constantly on demand by international cultural institutions
  • 2014 We collaborate with Zaha Hadid to create a set of table wear, these turn into highly developed pieces of digital manufacture and are exhibit in the Victoria & Albert Museum, and The Design Triennale in Milan, Italy
  • 2014 Hampton Court Palace also commissions Gareth to make a throne for the anniversary of George the 1st
  • 2015 Commissions from the Glenlivet, production furniture for Heal’s and The New Craftsmen and products for Case
  • 2016 The studio’s work is sold through international galleries while being exhibited in museums from Australia to Austria. We are also taking private commissions for individuals and the general public