James Plant Design Studio is a creative multidisciplinary practice specialising in interiors, products, lighting and furniture design. We undertake commissions for luxury brands, manufacturers, retailers and private clients.
From the bespoke to the mass-produced, we design functional, well-founded, research-based products as well as narrative art-led design pieces. Underpinning a passion for creative problem solving, with a sensitive commercial awareness, we work through the whole process from conception to market delivery.
James' work has won several awards and was selected to represent British design at the 2012 London Olympics.
Clients include: The Royal Opera House London, Hille Educational Furniture, ACME Whistles, Made.com, City & Islington College, Dominic Wilcox, TOPMAN, UKTI, NEXT, Selfridges, Liberty of London.
James Plant is a Vancouver-based award-winning British designer. Named Young Designer of the Year at the start of his career in 2008, James has firmly established his reputation for original British design with personality and has received recognition for his work in several awards and numerous publications.
Whilst based in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, James co-founded the quintessentially British design company Plant & Moss in 2009. Focused on locally-designed and made products, Plant & Moss attracted the attention of the press and many leading retailers. The brand's products were sold through Liberty of London, Heal’s and Selfridges, supplied to restaurants and represented British design at the London 2012 Olympics. As a strong advocate of local manufacturing, James was an ambassador for Birmingham Made Me - a region-wide initiative collaborating with major brands including Jaguar Land Rover, Morgan Motor Company, and AGA Rangemaster.
James relocated to London where he opened his eponymous studio in 2013. His diverse client base, breadth of knowledge and natural curiosity for materials has allowed James to design small industrially manufactured objects, as well as large-scale interiors.
James has designed for major high street retailers and world-class design studios. In tackling small or large projects, James begins his design work from a position of problem solving seeking new solutions and bringing concepts to life with his attention to detail and a considered aesthetic.
Born in Leicestershire, James has lived and worked in France and Italy. He has a keen interest in motorsport and competitively raced during in his teenage years.
RECOGNITION & AWARDS
03/2014: FX Magazine 'One to Watch'
09/2013: Selected by Abitare for 100% Design Product Guide
05/2013: Best of British Vivienne Westwood Milan
05/2013: Nominated for the German Design Award by the German Design Council
08/2012: Selected to represent British Design for the Olympics at Lancaster House
07/2012: Heal’s Discovers - with Plant & Moss
05/2012: Nominated Regional Best Emerging Brand for Plant & Moss
07/2009: Selected for One Year On (New Designers), Curated by Thorsten Van Elton
09/2009: 2nd in Channel 4’s Top New Designers
04/2009: Finalist for EDF Ideal Homes Show, Innovation Nation
07/2008: Nominated for Homes & Gardens Young Designer of the Year
06/2008: New Designers, 100% Design Young Designer of the Year Award