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Ben originally graduated from John Makepeace’s ‘School for Craftsmen in Wood’ (Parnham College) in 1995.  In 2007 together with his wife Hannah, founded furniture label New British Design. Early projects saw them play with a range of process and materials, from hemp to recycled plastic. Ben’s willingness to experiment with new processes and a desire to design across scales has always drawn on influences from beyond furniture. In recent years he has studied architecture from degree to Master of Architecture, a move that has reframed the way he now works. Ben’s balance of problem-solving design with his own distinctively cool but fun aesthetic continue to make his work immediately recognisable regardless of his ever increasing variations in subject, material choice and scale.

ABOUT BEN...