Simon Pengelly was eight years old when he started making furniture in his father’s workshop, and by the time he was 15, he had already won a prize for cabinetmaking. He continued his passion and studies at Kingston University, where he graduated in 1988. Pengelly went on to work for Conran Design and later on for the studios of Habitat, all before founding Pengelly Design in 1993.
The company now works for firms in the UK, Italy, and the United States and has become one of the top product designers for some of the world’s foremost furniture manufacturers.
Simon’s designs are minimalistic, innovative production-oriented thinking, expressiveness, and timelessness. All of that, combined with a passion for creating furniture with “soul,” has resulted in award-winning designs.