Sebastian Cox

Crafting thoughtful forever pieces. That’s the philosophy of award-winning designer-maker, Sebastian Cox. Based in South East London, he’s a self-confessed wood nerd. His signature style? Pale timbers in simple shapes, with intricate woven detailing. Using a combination of traditional hand tools and digital machinery, he makes honest furniture for people to connect with.

Sebastian, like most of us, gets his best ideas in the shower. He thinks material first, aesthetic second, and loves designing in new ways (such as taking woven rattan and flexing it like fabric). His wife and studio co-director, Brogan, continually pushes him creatively, beyond what’s simply ‘makeable’. With his traditional yet radical approach, Sebastian’s redefining craft for the digital generation.

His passion for patina comes from a childhood spent exploring woodlands in his native Kent. Sebastian often uses traditionally coppiced timbers grown on his family farm, and strongly believes that wood is the perfect material: it’s strong, light, repairable and completely biodegradable (plus, it ages well too).