Tim Forrester

 

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Specialist Subject Areas

Contemporary furniture & lighting design for interiors
Traditional & digital furniture design for industry
Specialist in wood and plastic material manipulation
Three Dimensional Design

Qualifications

FHEA. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
PGCE (FE). Post Graduate Certificate in Further Education
BA Hons. Three Dimensional Design

Biography

Tim Forrester is one of Britain’s most innovative furniture designers. He achieved great success during a substantial period spent working in Milan & returned to the UK to continue designing & manufacturing his high quality, inspirational and versatile furniture ranges.

Tim’s work is regularly featured in leading design publications worldwide and has continued to exhibit internationally at the likes of Salone del Mobile and Euroluce in Milan.

October 2008 saw his Cube & Hex ranges shortlisted for the Cardiff Design Festival Awards, whereas in June 2007 his Brush Strokes coat/ bag ‘peg’ was short-listed for Product of the Year. In December 2005 his Luna furniture range was runner up in the BIDA Awards 2005 for Furniture Product of the Year.

Current research

Tim’s design philosophy is based around the interaction between object and user and how everyday objects and activities can become more pleasurable, memorable, satisfying yet enjoyable. This constant research is a result of a vibrant furniture practise, solutions of which can be viewed online at www.timothybenfurniture.co.uk

Tim believes that furniture is a fusion between disciplines and is fascinated by and constantly questions how objects and art & design disciplines can overlap in order to evoke questions between what is art, sculpture or a functional product?

Principal Publications, Exhibitions and Awards

Modern Decoration, China – October 2013
Le Fourquet, Mexico – August 2013
Mocoloco, Worldwide – August 2013
GQ – May 2013
Yanko Design – April 2013
Bookshelf, February 2012 – Thames & Hudson
Cultureshoq – September 2010
Interior Design Magazine – May 2009
Core77.com –Industrial design magazine – 26th March 2009
Bund – Fashion & Lifestyle magazine. Shanghai, China – March 2009
On Office – March 2009
Design Week – February 2009
EKBB – January 2009
Mocoloco, Worldwide – December 2008
Design Week, UK – 20th November 2008
Urbis, New Zealand – October 2008
Mocoloco, Worldwide – October 2008
Dwell / At Home in the Modern World, USA – September 2008
Designluxe, Japan – September 2008
MD, Bulgaria – February 2008
Homes Live! BBC One – October 2007
Karaat, Belgium – October 2007
The Guardian – 29th September 2007
Square-Mag, London – September 2007
DesignerBlog.it, Italy – September 2007
Mocoloco, Worldwide – September 2007
Designluxe, Tokyo – June 2007
Mocoloco, Worldwide – June 2007
Complot, Mexico – May 2007
Homes & Interiors, Scotland – April 2007
Gift Focus – January 2007
Mocoloco, Worldwide – January 2007
Brava Casa – October 2006
K, Moscow, Russia – February 2006
Homes and Interiors, Scotland – June 2005
Cabinet Maker – May 2005
Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms & Bedrooms–April 2005
idFX – February 2005
Brava Casa – 2002
Gioia Casa – 2002
idFX –July 2002
FX – May 2002

Exhibitions
Cardiff Design Festival 2008 & 2009
Homes & Interiors, Scotland – September 2007
ICFF Conference, New York – April 2006
Homes & Interiors, Scotland – September 2005
100% Design, London September 2004
Salone Satellite, Milan – April 2003
Abitare il Tempo, Verona – September 2002
Euroluce, Milan – April 2002
Candid Gallery, London 2000

Awards

Cardiff Design Festival October 2008 – Furniture Product of Year. Project: Hex (Project: Cube was also nominated)
Cardiff Design Festival June 2007 – Shortlisted for Product of Year. Project: Brush Strokes
(BIDA) British Interior Design Awards Finalist December 2005 – Furniture Product of the Year. Project – Luna