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Founded in 2010, The Sebastian Cox Workshop and Studio works everyday to champion British woodlands. Based in a workshop in South-East London, Sebastian Cox has grown to design and make customisable collections of furniture that are effortlessly both traditional and contemporary, and since has had pieces exhibited at the V&A, the Kew Gardens Pagoda, and partnered with deVol Kitchens to develop an award-winning range. Sebastian’s work has also been featured in the Sunday Times, Elle Decoration and Vogue Living to name a few, as well as winning numerous awards including Forbes 30 Under 30 and Homes & Gardens’ Designer Awards 2016.
His design philosophy hinges on honesty and simplicity, with the principle that a traditional approach can be as radical as something modern. He is a champion of natural materials, on projects such as kitchens and furniture crafted from responsibly sourced oak, ash, beech and coppiced hazel wood. Waste is minimised with a range of offcuts made using the pieces of quality timber that can’t be utilised in a piece of furniture.
This environmental awareness is encapsulated in Sebastian’s Environmental Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) process which tangibly measures the environmental impact of his work. This gives products a carbon value, as well as dimensions and a price. Further to this Sebastian was one of the latest designers working with mushroom mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus) to create everyday products.