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Image courtesy of Architectural Digest

Biography

With roots in London and New York, the studio was founded in 2020 by Grant Wilkinson & Teresa Rivera combining their collective experience in fine art, furniture-making and design.

Founders

Grant Wilkinson
Co founder

Born in Kent, Grant earned a Bachelor’s of Art degree from Camberwell College of Art (London). With over 10 years of woodworking experience, his past work ranges from fine furniture to construction for TV & film. Process and material serve as guides to his meticulous approach to design.

Teresa Rivera
Co founder

Born in New York, Teresa earned a Fine Art degree in Painting & Sculpture from Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia). As an interior designer, she cut her teeth in the London design scene. Her training in fine art, manufacturing, and design allows for a comprehensive understanding of aesthetics, absent from binding styles or trends.

Our Process relies on in-house manufacturing combined with a collective of makers, experts, and artisans to produce high quality collectible design.

3 chairs sitting in work shop
3 chairs sitting in work shop
3 chairs sitting in work shop

Design

At its core, the studio is a creative collaboration guided by materiality and traditional processes. Striving to create tomorrow’s heirlooms, by celebrating excellence in craft.

The process of making: planed
The process of making: planed
The process of making: planed

Production

Since beginning in its East-London workshop, the studio now embraces the skill and expertise of British artisans collaborating with craftspeople from Norwich to North Yorkshire.

The process of making: sanding
The process of making: sanding
The process of making: sanding

Responsibility

Recognising the value of traditional craftship, the studio embraces slow manufacturing principles guided by carefully sourced materials. Setting a precedent of quality over quantity with each piece made.

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Selected Press

The NYTimes Style Magazine

Architectural Digest

Toast × The Modern House

Wallpaper*

Representatives