Giles Pearson is the design director for Origin, a family run British company who design and manufacture contemporary furniture products for use within hospitality, workplace and educational environments.
Origin strives to make good design available to everyone, designing quality products that meet the demands of some of the biggest brands in the world and yet are affordable enough to someone starting their first cafe.
Combining their passion for clean design aesthetics with innovations in modern production techniques to create a range of sophisticated products that are simple, useful and that reach a wide audience.
Giles believes there is always a way to improve a product, whether it’s aesthetic, function, economy or sustainably and this is why a designer’s work is never done. It’s this pursuit of perfection that gets him out of bed in the morning and even sometimes in the middle of the night.
Origin’s products are manufactured in the UK, with design development being such an iterative and rigorous process, building close manufacturing relationships and working in a collaborative way is key to the success of their products and their commitment to quality.