‘Inside Out’: featured designers

The current exhibition at Platform, ‘Inside Out: Furniture from the Crafts Council Collection’, is one that is very close to Habitat’s heart. Several of the designers featured cut their teeth at Habitat before heading on to their independently successful careers. We are delighted to be involved in this exhibition and to support these unbelievable talented members of the Habitat alumni.

The exhibition runs until 17th October and displays a unique collection of furniture dating from the 1970’s onwards. It really is a must-see. Alongside works by Floris Van Den Broecke and Tomoko Azumi, you can see pieces from the designers of Habitat-past featured below.


Ineke Hans

A freelance designer for Habitat (1995-1998), Hans’ studio practice now covers a variety of projects and scales, mass-production and one-offs. Her work investigates the psychological properties of objects, examining and playing with the interactions between people and their physical environment. She often combines innovative materials and traditional and new production techniques to create playful and social products.

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Mathew Hilton

Hilton spent four years working as Head of Furniture at Habitat before establishing his eponymous brand. He develops functional products in a variety of materials that are designed for longevity. His designs are understated but meticulously detailed. Hilton is interested in the balance between the practical requirements of furniture making: transportation, assembly, cost, form and aesthetics.

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Tom Dixon

Dixon is a self-taught designer-maker, whose career began after he took a course in welding in order to repair his motorbike. In 1998 he was appointed Head of Design at Habitat, opening his own studio a few years later. Dixon approaches design holistically. He is interested in the life of the materials he uses and the structure and construction of his designs, while maintaining an understanding of the commercial constraints of the furniture business.

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Jane Atfield

Simplicity, functionality and addressing environmental problems have informed much of Atfield’s furniture design. She transforms discarded consumer objects – from plastic bottles to vending cups and yoghurt pots- into construction sheets that can then be used to make new objects such as chairs. This manufacturing process has involved collaboration with industry to develop and research new environmentally friendly materials with a distinct aesthetic.

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‘Inside Out: Furniture from the Crafts Council Collection’

19th September to 17th October 2015

Platform, Habitat, 1st Floor, 208 King’s Road, Chelsea, London SW3 5XP

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