Jake Phipps, graduated from John Makepeace’s furniture design school, Parnham College, in 1999. He began his career as a cabinetmaker, designing and making one-off pieces to commission. In 2005 he set up his own design studio in London, and began concentrating on designing products for larger scale production.
With a blend of art, design, humour and invention, his work marries form with function to create emotionally expressive and inspiring objects. His first commercial product, the ISIS folding chair, was launched by the highly respected Gebruder Thonet Vienna. And is the only folding chair they have produced since 1930. Other clients have included Tommy Hilfiger, Philippe Starck, Google, Riva, Innermost, Intercontinental Hotels, Novartis, Diageo, and The Victoria and Albert Museum.