A former winner of the Lighting Design Association’s Lighting Design Award, Tom was co-founder of the award-winning collective design company Sixixis, recognised for unique aesthetic, forward-thinking designs and now, through his own company, Tom Raffield, he continues to create spectacular, ecologically sound and innovative furniture and lighting. Handcrafted in his studios in Cornwall, England, the range of contemporary lighting and furniture Tom now creates is based on beauty, integrity and a desire to create unique, high-specification products that will be cherished by their owners.
Liam Treanor is a London-based designer who founded his eponymous brand in 2011, producing modern furniture that’s designed to stand the test of time. His wood-based collections combine clean lines and solid craftsmanship, with a hint of Scandinavia and mid-century architecture. Treanor’s attention to detail is never lost, from the initial design to making sure the pieces that are made are easily produced and shipped for global demand.
Namon has been designing and making furniture from his Edinburgh based Studio since 2005. His career has merged both disciplines of design and craftsmanship. From his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker in rural Scotland, to working with noted international furniture manufacturers. Namon produces a diverse range of work, designing for commercial production as well as the bespoke manufacture of private commissions. His award winning furniture has become synonymous with its high quality, honest design and rich understanding for the materials with which he works.
Graduating from Rycotewood College and Kingston Polytechnic in 1985 and 1988 respectively, Simon first cut his teeth as a professional designer at Conran Design Group. Moving on to Habitat’s design team in 1990 and setting up his London based studio in 1993, Simon has become one of the most important contributors to the British Furniture industry over the last 25 years. His understanding of how people use and relate to the objects around them and his material and process driven approach to creating objects with craft credentials and ‘soul’ drive his work.
“Making things has always been important to me, starting in my father’s workshop at an early age and learning from him was the best start to a career in design that I could have asked for. Understanding materials and the making process will always be a fundamental part of my approach”.
Sebastian Cox is a designer and craftsman dedicated to proving that sustainable design does not have to result in a compromised product. Sebastian fell in love with wood and hand-cut dovetails when he studied Furniture Design and Craftsmanship at Lincoln University. After graduating he went on to complete an MA in Design, with the highest Distinction the university had ever awarded a masters student. He spent time at Lincoln exploring coppiced hazel, discovering a great love of William Morris and the arts and crafts movement - three of the greatest influences in his successful career to date. Today, with the help of his team in London he uses his devotion to wood, curiosity, inventiveness, award-winning designs and exquisite craftsmanship to make beautiful, useful and completely sustainable objects.