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Simon Pengelly runs a small, specialist furniture design company, based in London and SE Cornwall.
Born in Oxfordshire in 1967 and an acclaimed cabinet maker at an early age, Pengelly studied at Rycotewood College and Kingston Polytechnic, graduating in 1988. Opening his own studio in 1993 he has designed furniture and lighting projects for companies around the world, winning awards including a XXII Compasso d’Oro in 2011 for the Nuur table “for its feeling of exceptional lightness and attention to detail in its design”.
Pengelly’s training as a maker developed a deep knowledge and respect for materials and production processes that is interweaved into his approach to design. Combined with a thorough understanding of the contemporary market and all other contextual influences, he and his teams approach is fundamentally based on an empathetic interpretation of the way people interact with their environment and the products within, resulting in sensitively and thoughtfully designed products with timeless appeal.