Ben Fowler

Ben Fowler is one of the most highly respected furniture designers in the UK. In an age of designers using only use iPads and computer renderings, it was refreshing to work with someone who creates amazing work using just pen and paper. Going to his workshop was always a treat to see his new developments, and also to meet his team of apprentices who will go on to be the next generation of award winning designers.

Ben designed the SONOMA range for M&S and recently won a design guild mark for his HAT TREE.

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If they were to make an action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
A '2 B' pencil please

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your design life has taken?
I always do what I like best, so to a fair degree, it is all my own fault.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
Life drawing

What product or event inspired you to be a designer?
The Cutty Sark

If you could go back in time and become the designer of any existing product, what would you choose?
The Moulton Bicycle: beautiful radical and right.