Known as one of the most prolific and wide ranging furniture designers working within the British furniture industry today, Simon Pengelly has developed products for the best UK manufacturers of contemporary furniture. Pengelly was born in Henley in 1967. Learning to make in his father's workshop, he became an award winning cabinetmaker by the age of 15, going on to study at Rycotewood college and Kingston Polytechnic, graduating in 1988. After working in the design studios of Conran Design group, Pengelly went on to design for Habitat for three years, leaving in 1993 to establish his own studio. Continuing his acclaimed relationship with Habitat, Pengelly has designed a large amount of their best-ever-selling ranges, making him one of the "most sold" of British designers. Pengelly developed his own range and launched himself as an independent designer at the 1996 100% Design show in London, and since then has expanded his portfolio by successfully designing for companies including Allermuir, Isokon plus, MHF and Modus. A pragmatic approach to problem solving and his affinity with materials and manufacturing processes, combined with a passionate desire to create production furniture with "soul", has attracted briefs which have resulted in award-winning furniture that contain a wonderful mix of understated design and clever engineering, with a trademark timeless appeal and accessibility. Pengelly has received several design industry awards and nominations: for his commitment to the British furniture industry he was awarded Best Contributing Designer at the 2002 100% Design show.
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Foscarini Innerlight 2 Light Wall Sconce
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The Foscarini keynote is research, into forms and materials, as well as ideas. Established in 1981 in Venice, Foscarini started out by exploring the opportunities offered by Murano glass. The management assures brand identity and coherence by careful conservation of its Murano heritage, whilst being ever ready to consider new objectives and to exercise its rare capacity for talent scouting.
The company works with both established designers who've created new trends and with younger, emerging exponents of alternative styles and approaches. This makes for a highly original catalogue and one of the most varied in the sector. Over the years, the range of materials used has expanded to include satin-finished glass, polyethylene, wood and aluminium, as well as patented materials such as an exclusive textured glass-tissue and carbone fibre composite or Kevlar R.