This year, while we are celebrating our third year, our favorite British furniture manufacturers, SCP are celebrating a whopping 30 years.
We represent SCP designers which include the iconic Donna Wilson, Matthew Hilton, Terence Woodgate.
Alex Hellum is a furniture and product designer living and working in the UK.
Hellum has developed a distinctive design style based on observation, utility and honest use of materials. His starting point is often a pragmatic one, watchful of use he asserts that in design there is always a practical solution and believes part of the role of designer is to give reason for things to exist. Alex is very much a hands on designer, creating objects that have natural longevity in both build and function. His sensitive use of wood and reclaimed materials gives his designs their character, depth and integrity.
Andrea Stemmer is passionate about furniture, and has been since finishing her joinery apprenticeship in Germany in 1984.
She has co-designed best-selling furniture ranges for Heal's, SCP, Benchmark and MARK. Each piece embodies elegance and lightness, made with integrity and the highest quality of craftsmanship. For Andrea, the challenge is in blending timeless simplicity with functionality and longevity. Her furniture has been described as modern classics that people fall in love with and treasure for a life-time. New collaborations with retailers are in the pipeline.
Bec Brittain is a New York based lighting and product designer driven by a love of luxurious materials, intuitive forms and forward-thinking technology.
After studying product design (Parsons), philosophy (NYU), and architecture (The Architectural Association), Brittain began her career designing and producing bespoke door hardware. Handcrafting hardware allowed her to unify her diverse interests and discover a love of metalworking. She continued to hone
Australian Ceramic Company, Bison was founded in 1997 by Creative Director Brian Tunks.
Brian attended school in Scandinavia and subsequently trained in ancient history and archaeology at the Australian National University. Combined with a love of Asian ceramics this fusion of traditions resulted in the pared-back aesthetic with simple lines and pure colours that characterizes Bison design classics.
Over the years, Bison products have become Australian design classics and are a staple item in many homes around the world. To produce them, our artisans draw on knowledge and inspiration which can be traced back over the millennia; they use the finest materials; and they produce pieces in a huge range of colours and textures. We know you will enjoy our beautifully crafted range.
Donna Wilson set up her company in 2003 after making odd knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of Art. The creatures sold out and she has since built her business designing and making a collection of curious cushions, luxurious lambswool blankets, and variety of products for you and your home.
Though originally from Scotland, Donna now runs a studio and workshop in London. Her hard-working team knit, sew, pack, and send out products to fans and design shops around the world.
Donna is passionate about creating products that people can connect with, the studio is committed to making things that our customers will treasure. Donna Wilson uses UK based manufacturers and suppliers wherever possible, doing their bit to keep craftsmanship alive.
In 2010 Donna won the coveted accolade of 'Designer of the Year' at Elle Decoration's British Design Awards.
Meeting whilst studying Design Products at the Royal Collage of Art, graduating 2008, Jochem Faudet and Jon Harrison share a studio in east London.
After several years of successful collaborations in 2011 they decided to form a partnership 'Faudet-Harrison'. Working on a cross section of product, furniture, interior and exhibition design they have already built up an extensive client list including, SCP, Thorsten Van Elten, Dunne and Raby, Habitat, Made and The Design Museum.
The duo's new Kenneth sofa and armchair launched as part of the SCP 2011 Collection at Maison & Objet in Paris in September and they have gone on to design a number of new products for SCP.
Fort Standard is a young contemporary design studio founded by Gregory Buntain and Ian Collings. Their collaborative work is a fusion of craft-based backgrounds and a progressive design approach which pairs timeless materials with modern day process.
Often using traditional methods of production in new ways, the designers have developed a unique form language rooted in simplicity and functionality. Their attention to detail, connections and materiality generate value through design in what Buntain and Collings describe as a "warm-contemporary" aesthetic.
Having launched their own line of products and furniture designed and most often built in-house, the duo is also engaged in a more formal industrial design practice consulting for mass production.
Ben Olins and Jane Smillie are the writers and publishers behind the Herb Lester maps collection. Their maps and guides are influenced by the witty and opinionated travel guides of the 1950s and 1960s.
Most guides try to tell you everything there is to know about a city, Herb Lester just tell you how to enjoy it. Their aim is to show the reader what makes a place distinctive, to shed light on obscure locations as well as revisiting well-known ones with a fresh perspective.
Jasper Morrison has a well-established international reputation as a designer. From door furniture to tram design, Morrison's ability to extend skill and composure of form across a broad range of products and Colors confirms his success. Born in London in 1959, Morrison graduated in Design at Kingston Polytechnic Design School in 1982, then went on to study at the Royal College of Art in London and HdK, Berlin.
The Side Table and Slatted Stool produced by SCP were the first designs of Morrison's to be manufactured. These were launched at Milan in 1986 and are now part of SCP's classic collection. In the same year Morrison established his London design studio, from where he has successfully worked for a large range of clients designing furniture, lighting and diverse products.
Ineke is seen as one of the leading Dutch designers and highly valued for her down-to-earth and hybrid design approach with a focus on detail, function and clarity and an interest in the vernacular and archetypes. Old and brand new production methods are used in intelligent, unconventional ways. Innovation in materials and production techniques and re-thinking of existing human values and habits have become most important triggers for new work and make it multi layered, playful and social.
Ineke Hans designs and works with a small team on a wide range of 3d projects: furniture and products come as one-offs, small batch products, as well as mass-produced items based on the interest to design and define objects fitting to new and appropriate production methods.
Originally from Munich, Industrial Designer Konstantin Grcic began his career when he moved to Britain in 1985 and after his studies and work experience, set up his own Industrial Design studio. SCP commissioned his first ever production pieces with the Bishop table in 1991 shortly followed by the Tom Tom and Tam Tam side tables in 1992, the Mono side tables in 1995 and the Prado desk in 1996.
Since these early collaborations with SCP, Konstantin has gone on to develop furniture, lighting and products for some of Europe's leading design companies.
Renowned for his simple but ingenious designs he is often described as one of the most influential designers of our time.
In 2008 SCP played host to the UK launch of his critically acclaimed Myto chair for Italian manufacturers Plank which went on to win this years furniture category at the Brit Insurance Design awards. This year, SCP is proud to re-issue the Tom Tom and Tam Tam side tables, originally designed by Konstantin Grcic for SCP in 1992.
Lee Broom is one of the UK's leading product and interior designers.
In his career, he has launched numerous furniture and lighting collections, designed over 40 retail, restaurant and bar interiors and has won more than 20 awards including the ELLE Decoration British Design Award for Crystal Bulb in October 2012 and 'Designer of the Year 2011/ 2012' at the British Design Awards in November 2011. His work has been featured internationally in most major broadsheet and interior design publications.
Lee Broom founded his own label in 2007 and designs, manufactures and retails his own collections, collaborates with other brands and designs unique interiors.
Lee Kirkbride has worked alongside designers such as Konstantin Grcic, Matthew Hilton and Terence Woodgate to name just a few, helping to produce designs across all product areas including upholstery, lighting, furniture, textiles and accessories.
After graduating, Kirkbride became an intern at SCP where his skill was quickly recognized and he became a full time member of staff as Product Developer just three months later.
In 2009 he presented director of SCP Sheridan Coakley with his design for Calvo, an elegant one legged side table with a tripod base. The design was developed and produced in 2009 before being launched to critical acclaim in Paris as part of SCP's 2010 Collection. Lee was the first in-house designer at SCP to launch their own product design as part of a collection and his work has since been published in leading design publications globally. Lee is currently working on a variety of different projects at SCP whilst continuing to develop his own design work.
Italian Architect Luca Scacchetti is responsible for countless building restorations and architectural projects around the globe, including the reconstruction of Rome's Fiumicino airport international terminal, Scacchetti's works span all aspects of design, and he has collaborated with several leading manufacturers in the fields of furniture, lighting, gift and home accessories.
After working for some of Britain's most celebrated designers, Lucy Kurrein set up her own studio in March 2013. With a commitment to delivering sophisticated, elegant, and timeless products, Lucy combines the rigour of industrial design with an understanding of the aesthetic and practical qualities required in furniture.
After graduating in 2007, Lucy moved to London to work with British Royal Designer for Industry, Matthew Hilton. While working with Hilton, Lucy helped develop products for furniture companies such as SCP, Case Furniture, De La Espada, and Ercol.
In September 2013, Lucy launched the Lincoln Sofa and Lily Occasional Tables with London-based manufacturer and retailer SCP
Mark McGinnis is an illustrator and designer based in Brooklyn, New York.
Informed by his background in printmaking, Mark's hand-drawn and painted images use simple lines and symbolic themes. Most of his work focuses on the relationships between people and the cultural stereotypes associated with them.
Using iconography and archetypes, his images are simplified and stylised but at the same time open to various interpretations.
One of Britain's most esteemed industrial designers and a Royal Designer for Industry, Matthew Hilton has over 30 years of experience in his field, designing for leading manufacturers. His furniture is held in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum, and the Geffrye Museum, London.
Matthew Hilton doesn't believe in design movements, and he really doesn't like the concept of design as fashion. Rather, he thinks the design process is part of the evolution of any object through history.
Working in premium, robust materials including solid hardwood, cast iron, and brass, Hilton creates rigorously functional products that improve with the mark of age. Thinking like a sculptor, Matthew Hilton considers every view of a product equally, allowing for a sense of delight and surprise over the years as the user discovers new details and complexities.
Nils Strinning- String
The Swedish architect Nils Strinning was one of the leading mid-twentieth century designers who built the foundation of what we now call Scandinavian design. Nils Strinning is the designer of the successful String shelves, a light weight shelving system created in the 1940s and very popular still today. String is simple to assemble and the shelves can be easily repositioned.
Founded in 1997 out of a shared desire to bridge the often disparate cultures of furniture and product design, Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson have built a multi award winning studio working across a wide variety of disciplines. In 1993, during their time spent studying at the Royal College of Art in London, when their paths first crossed.
Today PearsonLloyd is one of the most successful design studios in Britain. Their impressive list of projects is as long as it is diverse, ranging from packaging design for the Body Shop to station development and seating for TFL. 2009 sees them working on briefs including airline seating, new office landscapes, hospital equipment and various furniture commissions. The Peggy table system for SCP has proved to be an adaptable and functional design, often specified on SCP Professional projects.
Born in 1974, Peter Marigold's obsession with design started at a young age. As a child he collected unusual trinkets and found objects into a box and used them to construct models. Analysing the way things are formed and how Colors interact with their surrounding environment is a fascination that has remained with him.
As a habitual collector, Peter's work is often concerned with storage and the display of objects. In 2008, he designed a display system for Paul Smith's A/W 2008 menswear collection in his Milan showroom and also exhibited his shelving designs at The British Design Council's show Great Brits in Milan. His work has also been exhibited at MoMA in New York, Design Miami, and The Design Museum in London.
He has recently been awarded the Designer of the Future award by Design Miami and is currently working on a number of tables and benches for Fendi to form part of an exhibition to be held at Spazio Fendi during the Milan fair.
In 2009, SCP launched the SUM Shelves by Peter Marigold.
In the 1990's, British Designer Rachel Whiteread gained international recognition for her work, with shows at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the ICA in Philadelphia and Boston and a several shows at the Luhring Augustine Gallery in New York.
As well as appearing in various group shows, Whiteread has been commissioned to create a number of public artworks, most famously House in London's East End, the Holocaust memorial at the Judenplatz in Vienna and more recently 'Monument' for one of the plinths in London's Trafalgar Square.
Whiteread's first foray into furniture design came with SCP's Please Touch exhibition in 1999. Seven artists, including Whiteread were invited by SCP and arts consultancy Projects to step outside their usual working practice to design a piece of furniture. Whiteread's contribution to the project was Daybed, which mimics the form of her sculpture and demonstrates her very practical understanding of form.
British-Japanese designer Reiko Kaneko has been influenced by her early years growing up in Japan and this is apparent in her ceramic tableware forms, which are a fusion between the two ceramic styles. After studying at Central St Martins, she established her design studio in London's East End in 2007.
After more than 10 years of London life, Reiko made the move to Stoke-on-Trent to be closer to the knowledge and production of Fine bone china. Working and living in Stoke-on-Trent has allowed Reiko to draw on over 200 years of experience and knowledge held by those who work in the pottery industry.
All quality management and distribution is carried out in-house, maintaining an extremely high standard of output. This combined with her high-end designs has enabled Kaneko to offer her bespoke services to some of the best restaurants in the world. Her Tabletop range is not about decorations but rather the uniqueness of form, respect for the pure white material of bone china and the symmetry of how they fit together on a table to showcase the food.
Rich Brilliant Willing
Rich Brilliant Willing delivers warm, dimmable LED fixtures. Statements, such as chandeliers and large scale pendants, realize a distinct point of view while Staples, sconces and linear products, offer surface mounted solutions.
Rich Brilliant Willing was founded in 2007 by fellow RISD graduates Theo Richardson, Charles Brill and Alexander Williams. That same year RBW was named among the "Top 40" designers by I.D. magazine. Recent honors include the 2011 International Contemporary Furniture Fair 'Best New Designer' award and Forbes Magazine's "30 under 30" working in Art & Design. In 2013 RBW was nominated for a Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt 'National Design Award.'
Robin Day was one of the most significant British furniture designers of the 20th century, enjoying a long career spanning seven decades. An accomplished industrial and interior designer, he was also active in the fields of graphics and exhibitions.
Robin Day is best known for his injection-moulded Polypropylene Chair, originally designed in 1963 which was the first mass-produced injection-moulded polypropylene shell chair in the world, it represented a major breakthrough in furniture design and technology. Originally created as a stacking chair, it was adapted for a variety of applications, ranging from airports to sports stadia. Tens of millions of Polypropylene Chairs have been produced over the last 50 years. In 2009 it was selected by Royal Mail to appear on a postage stamp as one of eight designs in a 2009 series celebrating "British Design Classics".
Rob Ryan was born in 1962 in Akrotiri, Cyprus and now lives and works in London. Ryan's intricate paper cut work adapts itself readily to many mediums including ceramics, textiles, home wares and even jewellery.
His work often consists of whimsical figures paired with sentimental, grave, honest and occasionally humorous pieces of writing which he admits are autobiographical.
Over the years, he has collaborated with the likes of Paul Smith, Liberty of London, Tatty Devine and Vogue.
British Designer Sarah Kay's reputation rests on sensitive, carefully considered design which has a quiet, timeless appeal; the objective being longevity through quality design and craftsmanship.
Her first collaboration with SCP in 2007 resulted in the Edith and Agnes free-standing shelves. These have gone on to be best sellers and the range keeps growing.
As one of the UK's most respected industrial designers, specializing in furniture and lighting, Terence Woodgate has become known for a stripped-down, elegant, modern approach to design with an obsessive attention to detail and manufacture.
His most recent designs for SCP are the Disc cabinet, the Lansdowne sofa system, the Josiah lights and the Coltrane table and sofa system. In his work for SCP, Woodgate has proved to be a versatile and innovative designer.