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.
Design Guild Mark Award 2022
A new take on the archetypal Ercol two seater bench, plus a new armchair and loveseat using the design language of Lucian Ercolani's classic 333 chair from the 1950s. The collection is quiet and simple, allowing the pieces to sit comfortably in a wide range of domestic and hospitality settings. This family of new products and the reissued 333 chair were launched by Ercol in 2021. Manufactured in solid oak