Paul Gower established his furniture design business in 1992 following graduation from the prestigious Parnham College.
In 1998 he was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Designer Craftsmen. In 2001 his work was further recognised by selection for Designation, a group of leading British based designers.
Paul works both to commission, designing one-off pieces for individual and corporate clients, and speculatively, developing ranges of limited edition accessories for sale through galleries and exhibition venues.
Working mainly in wood, other materials are used to complement and enhance natural textures and colours. Recent work has explored exciting finishing techniques such as sandblasting, bleaching, fuming and metal patination.
Date of Birth:
Reception area for Credit Suisse Bank at Canary Wharf
Gordon Lindsay Design : Saudi Royal family
Board room table for Guinness Peat,Eire
Private commissions in UK and USA
B.Sc. (Hons) Geology, Liverpool University
Diploma with distinction, Craftsmanship & Design, Parnham College
1992 New Designers, Business Design Centre, London
1992 Parnham at Sotheby's Graduation show, London
1992 AD92 Aram Designs, London
1993-6, 98 Decorative Arts Today Bonhams, London
1993-94 Ideal Home Earls Court, London
1994 One Year On Business Design Centre, London
1994 Parnham at Sotheby's Alumni, Sotheby's, London
1994 New Designers in Bus. Autoworld, Brussels
1994 Int. Cont.Furniture Fair Javits Centre, New York
1995-98 SDC Winter Exhibition Mall Galleries,London
1995,99 & 2002 Celebration Of Crafts. Cheltenham College
1996 - 93 Coopers & Lybrand, London
1996,97,99 NDB Design Resolutions Royal Festival Hall, London
1999 Decorex Syon Park, London
1999 Designs on Environ. Banqueting House, London
Travel: Nationally, Yes Internationally, Yes
New British Design, Peta Levi, Mitchell Beazley,1998
Furniture for the 21st Century Betty Norbury, Stobart Davies,1999
The ultimate objective is to fulfill both the functional an aesthetic requirement of my clients.
I aim to design with clarity and simplicity, to create an object that sits comfortably in its surroundings. By concerning ourselves with every detail and using materials of the highest quality we produce furniture to inspire and cherish.
The starting point is to define the brief. We visit your home or office, take photographs and measurements, gather information about size, function and the setting. We listen carefully to your likes and dislikes and design accordingly. To meet all your needs we must also understand the budgetary constraints and deadlines you want to meet.
Initial ideas are presented as perspective sketches or 3D models. These form the basis for agreeing final designs and providing a firm quote. For large scale projects we can offer fully rendered CAD modelling.
Only once designs are agreed and budget is fixed do we proceed with the making. The majority is completed in our Abbotsbury workshops but for larger projects we work with a network of craftspeople and suppliers
I work mainly in wood but use metal and glass to complement and detail. Natural textures are enhanced using exciting finishing techniques such as sandblasting, bleaching and metal patination.
Typically prices are in the range £1000 -£10000
Dining tables £3500-9000
Chairs each £900 – 2000 depending on batch size
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