Contemporary British design often celebrates tradition and age-old craftsmanship while also giving a nod to Nordic design principles. Frequently understated and minimal, products created by British designers can also be highly imaginative and idiosyncratic. On this page, you can see some of the most exceptional and fascinating British design projects we’ve featured over the years. Ranging from furniture to lighting and treehouses, these projects keep minimalism, function, and craftsmanship in perfect balance.
In the furniture category, you can find incredibly varied designs. For example, a sculptural collection of chairs and tables that bring together timber and metal in furniture with angular forms. Or a solid wood collection of furniture that draws inspiration from traditional woodwork and features the classic peg joint system. Many of these designs are specially created with modern living spaces in mind. Think modular sofas, flexible tables, and products that allow easy assembly and disassembly. In another project, the classic office can become a fun and cozy space thanks to stylish and adjustable furniture that adapts to different needs and changing workspaces.
British design is also iconic. And we only need to mention the names ‘Mini’ or ‘Anglepoise’ to drive this point home. One of the most easily recognizable table lamps in the world, the Anglepoise lighting range is a part of many contemporary homes, hospitality and commercial spaces, and offices around the world. Here you can also discover projects that offer a modern – and environmentally friendly – take on ceramics and stoneware. Or even tree house building. Finally, timepieces that double as decorative objects highlight the artistic flair of British design.