Steuart Padwick trained as a master craftsman at Parnham House before attending the Royal College of Art.

He set up his own brand in 2009 combining his understanding of materials and process with a sculptural and often playfulness in his designs

He is known for furniture, lighting and product design, often in wood, with integrity of materials always at the fore.

‘My aim is to design products and furniture, where the pleasure is gained both from the appearance and use of the object’

In recent years he has designed several major public art installations in support of mental health.

“Head Above Water by Steuart Padwick is a highly engaging work that prompts vital thinking around mental health – congratulations to all involved.” Helen Pheby (Senior Curator Yorkshire Sculpture Park)

Steuart Padwick’s background

Designs frequently feature in leading publications around the world from Living Etc, FX and Elle Deco to the FT, The Telegraph and New York Times.

2019 – Created Talk To Me, a major public sculpture to raise awareness of mental health issues in support of Time To Change.
2018 – Created Head Above Water, a major public sculpture to raise awareness of mental health issues in support of Time To Change.
2015 – Exceeded target turnover of 1000 furniture sales/month.
2014 – Exhibited in Shanghai and New York.
2012 – Opened US office in Chicago.
2010 – First designer to work with made.com on their launch range.
2009 – Steuart Padwick launched as a brand at 100% Design in September.
2005 – Launched Designbar – a design directory and information website, rapidly gaining membership across 33 countries worldwide.
2004 – Launched Benchmark Furniture for Terence Conran and Sean Sutcliffe.
1997 – As buyer for The Conran Shop sourced products across Europe and set up trading links with China.
1980 – First set up as a furniture designer/maker.
Trained at Parnham furniture college, and the Royal College of Art.


We choose our manufacturing partners very carefully.  Some of our designs are manufactured in the UK, but for higher volumes to suit commercial requirements we have manufactured in Italy, Hungary, Poland, Slovenia, Lithuania, Canada and China. At all stages we ensure high quality and ethically sourced materials.

Commissioning Steuart Padwick

With extensive experience in retail, manufacturing, design and development we love collaborating, from one-off commissions to developing new ranges.