Tim Fenby

Tim Fenby is an award winning furniture designer. He formed TFD in 2006 after several years heading up design for some of the leading brands in the UK furniture industry.

I first worked with Tim during my time at MADE. The company was in its infancy, but Tim had started to see the early momentum and took a chance on the new brand and arranged to visit the office. Tim has produced a number of upholstery and cabinet pieces for MADE.

Website - timfenbydesign.com

If they were to make an action figure of you, what would your accessory be?
A jet powered mountain bike !

To what degree have you actually controlled the course your design life has taken?
My early career with Ducal and Silentnight Furniture brands provided me with invaluable experience. Managing large projects with internal and external designers and factories around the world . In turn this fast learning curve in the early years of designing has given me the knowledge and confidence to shape my own design career running my own design business.

What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I always start by thinking about what the end user expects and desires from the furniture I create.

What product or event inspired you to be a designer?
Working at my families Interiors shop as a teenager.

If you could go back in time and become the designer of any existing item, what would you choose?
I have always loved the organic form of the ‘egg chair’ by Arne Jacobsen.