Rick has for 20 years been involved in art, design and craft. His diverse career includes an internship at the world famous Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, managing a contemporary art gallery in London and as director of Decoratum, one of London’s leading vintage and contemporary furniture showrooms. He has always made objects and for a period worked as a cabinet maker in the Cotswolds. His studies in architecture and sustainable design at UCL and Falmouth, grounded his design process with a socio-environmental backbone and in 2013 he collaborated as general manager of the startup social enterprise, Goldfinger Factory, which aims to empower communities through the design and build process.
He has his own workshop and studio space in North West London where he creates beautiful, well crafted objects and interiors that blend technology and traditional craft. Whenever possible he incorporates sustainable thinking into the practice and endeavours to take his clients on a journey from initial ideas, through the construction, to the finishing.
Much of his practice uses Computer Numeric Controled (CNC) routing, which enables him to design and build precision furniture and components while minimising waste material. It is highly engineered and the initial design stage of a project can take up much of the time. Installation and assembly is often quick and clean, so when a bespoke commission goes in, your home or workplace isn't disturbed for long. He aims to blend digital machining with hand finishing and assembly to produce exceptional quality for products made exclusively for his clients.