Samuel Wilkinson

London, United Kingdom
London-based designer Samuel Wilkinson designs furniture, lighting, and spaces with a blend of timelessness and creativity. Elegant and versatile but always fresh, dynamic, and compelling, his designs add style and character to living spaces or public settings. Samuel Wilkinson graduated with a degree in furniture and product design from Ravensbourne College of Art & Design in 2002. While still a student, he received prestigious awards for his work: the RSA award and the D&AD New Blood prize. After his studies, he started working in the industry for leading consultancies like Fitch, Tangerine, Conran, and PearsonLloyd. His projects included designing award-winning products from Audi, Samsung, LG, British Airways, and Virgin Airways. In 2008, Samuel Wilkinson established his own studio. The same year, he completed his largest work to date: L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland. Designed as a contemporary town square, the installation features a 16m-tall metal tree seemingly growing from a red rubber floor with root-like benches providing comfortable seating spaces. In 2011, the designer introduced the Plumen 001 light bulb and the glass lamps from the Vessel Series, both of which gained international recognition. The Plumen 001 design has received the grand prize at the London Design Museum’s 2011 Design of the Year and Product of the Year, as well as the prestigious Black Pencil award from the D&AD. More recently, the designer has won the ‘Seating’ category for the Latis collection at the 2020 Elle Decoration British Design Awards. Published worldwide, his work has also been included in the permanent collections of renowned museums, such as MoMA, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.
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