Furniture & Product Designer
2021 Design Guild Mark Award - Corso Tables + Benches
2021 Design Guild Mark Award - Verso Cabinets
2021 Wood Awards (Shortlisted) - Corso Tables + Benches
2017 Design Guild Mark Award - Modulo Storage Units
2017 Blueprint Awards (Shortlisted) - Modulo Storage Units
2016 Design Guild Mark Award - Marino Chair + Sofa
2014 Design Guild Mark Award - Romana Cabinets
2001 Vitra Summer Workshop Competition, Blueprint Magazine - Winner
2000 Habitat Design Award, New Designers Exhibition
Dylan Freeth is a London-based furniture designer. His approach balances people and production - the aim being simple, engaging, durable products that fit beautifully into everyday life.
Dylan re-established his solo studio in 2022. Between 2011 and 2021 he worked as Designer then Senior Designer for Ercol Furniture/L.Ercolani, gaining extensive factory-based experience of designing with wood for industrial production, and a love for the many possibilities the material offers. This period resulted in various award-winning, commercially successful products. From 2005 to 2010 Dylan was self-employed and workshop-based, creating small-batch and bespoke pieces in a wider variety of materials, while also licensing designs to manufacturers Habitat and Mark Product.
Whether designing for factory or workshop, consistent throughout is an economical use of responsible materials, intelligent use of process, and a focus on detail, comfort and tactility - the goal being to create a meaningful connection between user and object.
Dylan holds five Design Guild Mark Awards for excellence in production furniture - most recently receiving two DGMs in 2021 for his Corso tables + benches and Verso cabinets.
Corso Tables + Benches
Design Guild Mark Award 2021
Corso balances softness and lightness with strength and durability. Designed for comfort in use and efficient production, components are reduced to what is essential. Top panels have a tactile elliptical edge profile, highlighting the solid timber and disguising the economical 19mm thickness. The V-shaped leg assemblies have a machining and construction sequence which minimises material use and waste. Tables and benches come in two sizes. Tables disassemble for compact shipping/storage. Benches are also available with a fixed upholstered pad. Manufactured in solid ash or solid walnut