Samuel Wilkinson’s commitment and enthusiasm to designing interesting objects and spaces is apparent in his work, always looking to add a fresh dynamic approach in either form or function. His deep understanding of materials and manufacturing helps the studio push the boundaries in achieving a high level of detail and craftsmanship in their output. Their work diversifies across various disciplines from consumer products to interiors to public realm.
Samuel Wilkinson set up his industrial design studio in 2008. In that year he completed his largest work designing L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland. The work consists of a contemporary town square featuring a sculptural 16m metal tree surrounded by root benches that stitch through a red rubber floor.
Plumen 001 collected the grand prizes from the London Design Museum of ‘Design of the Year’ and ‘Product of the Year’, while also receiving the highly coveted ‘Black pencil’ from the D&AD. His designs have been published worldwide and are included in permanent collections of the MOMA, The Cooper-Hewitt collection, and The V&A.
Samuel Wilkinson graduated in furniture and related product design at Ravensboure College of Art & Design in 2002. While at Ravensbourne Wilkinson won several design awards, including the RSA award and D&AD New Blood.
He went straight into employment working for leading consultancies such as Tangerine, Fitch:London, PearsonLloyd, and Conran. During these years he worked on various award winning projects for leading clients such as British Airways, Audi, LG, Samsung, and Virgin Airways.