Ben Huggins graduated from Parnham College in 1995 and soon after established his studio in which he tackled a range of private commissions as well developing a series of products from furniture to lighting.
In 2000, Ben founded the design studio New British Design, producing ranges of furniture which balanced problem-solving design with a distinctively cool but fun aesthetic. Always keen to explore new methods of making, the process often involved techniques not typically associated with furniture making.
Over the past two decades the scope of Ben’s work has taken an ever increasing architectural direction, culminating in the return to education to study architecture. Seven years on, architectural practice New British Design is busy taking on an ever more diverse range of projects - from restaurants to residential schemes and urban master planning.
Whilst his occupation has evolved primarily to that of an architect, the synergy between furniture maker and architect adds a distinctiveness to his work and his knowledge and understanding of craft continues to feed into every stage of the design and build process.