Samuel Wilkinson graduated in furniture and related product design at Ravensboure College of Art & Design in 2002.
While at Ravensbourne Wilkinson won several design awards, including the RSA award. He went straight into employment working for leading consultancies such as Tangerine, Fitch:London, and PearsonLloyd.
During the last 6 years he has worked on projects for leading clients such as British Airways, Audi, LG, Samsung, and Virgin Airways.
Samuel Wilkinson set up his industrial studio at the end of 2007 and a year later, in 2008 Wilkinson completed his largest work, co-designing L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland.
It was the first of a series of large projects to be completed as part of the regeneration of an old industrial area, Le Flon. The work consists of a contemporary town square featuring a 16m sculptural metal tree surrounded by root benches.
Wilkinson has since gained a number of private commissions and exhibited a full collection of furniture during London Design Festival 2008.
"The ideal is to create character and soul in the object, while also having functionality in terms of durability and quality."