Edinburgh-based design consultancy committed to the creation of innovative, low-environmental impact designs that are distinctive, elegant and built to last. With a background in architectecture, Simon takes an holistic approach to problem-solving based on careful analysis of end-user needs. Design inspiration is found in the enduring / transient beauty of nature. Attention focused on proportion and geometry, structural efficiency, detailing and functionality. Bespoke furniture commissions undertaken for private, voluntary sector and business clients in Edinburgh and London. Committed to supporting British craft expertise, manufacturing and the sustainable sourcing of materials.
Furniture design and making, sustainable architecture and design, public art, urban regeneration and community arts, therapeutic horticulture, art gallery environments
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1. Based on research into the relationship between Modernist architecture & design and regional vernacular and artisan craft traditions
2. Holistic approach which regards the system being designed, as both an interconnected whole, and simultaneously part of something larger - emphasis on the promotion of well-being, and minimising negative impacts to the environment (protection of the biosphere, conservation of natural resources, reduction of waste).
3. Committed to creating innovative, distinctive, elegant designs that are crafted to last. Development of coherent collections that combine an architectonic-organic and component-based formal language. Attention focused on proportion and geometry, structural efficiency, detailing and functionality.