Terence Woodgate initially trained as a design engineer. However, fascination with purer forms of design led to a decision in the mid 1980’s to retrain as a furniture designer at the London Guildhall University.
Terence Woodgate has become known for a stripped-down, elegant, modern approach to design with an obsessive attention to detail and manufacture. In 1988, Woodgate Working from his London base, Woodgate began to build his reputation as a thoughtful designer of both style and practical innovation. Work over this period included various lighting designs for Concord Lighting and “River”, his collection of modular cabinets developed for Punt Mobles. This was also the period when Woodgate first began to work with SCP, developing the acclaimed Public Seating System, which was launched in 1992, and has since become the standard specification for many design-led building projects. This successful collaboration has led to many other designs for the SCP furniture collection including the popular Woodgate and Lansdowne modular sofa system, the Two Three Four table system and the ceramic Josiah Pendant lights.
Terence launched his own lighting brand in 2014, designing and manufacturing collections that fully optimise the formidable benefits of LED technology.
In his work for SCP, Woodgate has proved to be a versatile and innovative designer. He has a studied and patient approach to design and the work he produces is always marked by its attention to detail. In 2013, SCP re-issued his Parallel shelving system originally designed by Woodgate in 1997 as part of the SCP Classics collection. Most recently, Woodgate designed the Linear sofa, part of the Sofa in Sight exhibition held during the London Design Festival 2015.