contemporary british design for luxury brands, manufacturers, retailers and private clients.
James Plant Design Studio is a creative multidisciplinary practice specialising in products, interiors, lighting and furniture design.
With over 10 years’ design experience James has designed for individuals and international brands, high street retailers and for celebrated designer, Marc Newson’s world-class design studio, including interiors for the luxury yacht and aerospace sectors.
From bespoke to the mass-produced, James’ design approach is functional, well-founded, research-based products alongside narrative art-led design pieces. Underpinning his passion for creative problem solving, with a sensitive commercial awareness, his studio works through the whole process from conception to market delivery.
James' work has featured in various recognised design publications and won several awards, including 100% Design-New Designers Award, Heals Discovers 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 established his reputation for original British design. Starting out in Birmingham's historic Jewellery Quarter, James co-founded the quintessentially British design company Plant & Moss in 2009. Focused on locally-designed and artisan-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 UK 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.
In 2017 James joined Marc Newson’s design team to work with international clients on luxury goods, aerospace and superyacht interiors.
2019 opens a new chapter and James has relocated to the West-Coast, Vancouver, BC. Working with new clients in London and Canada, tackling projects small or large, 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.