Michael Marriott has been working as a designer since his graduation from London’s Royal College of Art in 1993. He immediately set up his own studio specialising in furniture design and had early success organising the production of his own designs and has gone on to design for manufacturers such as SCP, Inflate, Established & Sons, Very Good & Proper and Möve.
He was awarded the first ever Jerwood Furniture Prize in 1999. As well as furniture design Michael also works on exhibitions and installations for clients such as the British Council, The National Trust, the Geffrye Museum and Camden Arts Centre. He previously held the post of senior tutor on the Design Products MA at the Royal College of Art.
As one of SCP’s first designers, his relationship with SCP began in the 1990’s when he designed pieces such as the Croquet shelving and Missed daybed in ‘97 and ’98 respectively. The Missed daybed was re-issued in 2015 as part of the SCP Classics Collection and he designed the Italy side tables for the SCP Editions Collection in the same year. Marriott also collaborated with SCP on The Arrangement of Furniture in a Room exhibition and book for the 30th year celebrations in 2015; for both the Milan Salone exhibition and at the Design Museum in London.
A keen reader of design history, Marriott is known for an open spirited kind of work that often makes use of pre-existing materials, manufacturing techniques or reclaimed objects.