Furniture Design Service

Furniture Design

Sam Nichol Designs offers a full furniture design service, from initial design concept to complete manufacturing drawings. I am an experienced furniture designer specialising in upholstery, banquettes, cabinetry and metalwork and have a deep understanding of materials and manufacturing methods.

Design Process
  • I will begin by discussing the brief with you.

  • I will do extensive research on the conceptual idea and present to the idea to you.

  • I will then create multiple pages of sketches to create ideas, coming back to you with several ideas to discuss.

  • Based on feedback, more sketching will be done to produce approximately three final concepts to choose from . One will then be picked and refined with sketching or model making.

  • A 3D render will be built to accurately depict the design for sign-off.

  • After design sign-off I will create production drawings for manufacture.

Work Includes
  • Worked for bespoke and mass manufacture in UK, Europe and East Asia. Strong understanding of manufacturing and processes, including hand-made and 3-Axis CNC work.

  • Maison 191 designing and developing British made furniture

  • Live Iconic, a London-based furniture company creating new designs for the low-mid range market.

  • Developing an in-depth range of flat-pack wardrobes and shelving units for Monty Payter.

  • Work frequently with Upholster London on banquettes and bespoke upholstered seating, including the London National Gallery.

Examples of Work

Grey Sofa FrontGrey Sofa Front

Henrik Sofa and Armchair

Hikrom Hallway Bench

Linnea Sofa

Vintage Sofa