I'm excited to announce that I'm going to be launching a brand new collection of furniture at this year's London Design Fair from 20th to 23rd September. The event is located in the creative heart of East London and brings together 550 exhibitors from 36 countries, including independent designers and established brands. For more information visit www.londondesignfair.co.uk
Whilst I'm no stranger to exhibiting my designs at similar industry events, this occasion will be extra special as it is the first time I'm exhibiting under my own name. I'm working closely with UK manufacturer Crystal Doors to develop a range of modular furniture using materials and manufacturing techniques normally associated with commercial applications. Crystal Doors have a state-of-the-art production facility based in Rochdale, Greater Manchester. I've worked with them on a number of designs over recent years and it's a great honour to have their support throughout this exciting project.
The collection, named 1350, has been designed specifically for London Design Fair and the journey from prototype to production has only just begun. You can follow the entire warts-and-all process as the products come to life on this blog. I'll be posting regular updates at all stages of development, demonstrating in as much detail as possible how I work, the decisions that get made, any issues that crop up and how they are resolved.
Since I became an independent designer back in 2010 it has always been my dream to establish my own UK-manufactured product range. I already have an established range of small UK-made accessories - available to purchase from my online shop - but this new project is my first truly independent foray into larger items of furniture.
For all enquiries regarding this and other projects, please do get in touch.