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 and D&AD New Blood. He went straight into employment working for leading consultancies such as Tangerine, Fitch:London, PearsonLloyd, and Conran. During these years he worked on various award winning 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.
Samuel’s recent designs of the Plumen 001 light bulb ( a collaboration with Hulger) and the hand blown glass lamps ‘Vessel Series’ for Decode London have won international acclaim. Plumen 001 collected the grand prize from the London Design Museum of ‘2011 Design of the Year’ and the highly coveted ‘Black pencil’ from the D&AD.
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