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New British Design was founded by Ben and Hannah Huggins in 2009, a progression of their early furniture and product design studio. Now established as an RIBA Chartered architectural practice, they are joined by a select team of collaborators who share New British Design's passion for architecture and conversation.

Ben Huggins Founder | Architect | Maker 


RIBA ARB | MArch BA (Hons) | Parnham

Ben’s knowledge of materials and his ability to design and craft anything from bespoke furniture through to experimental building projects, defines his approach to architecture . These maker-skills, combined with an innate ability to turn a problem into an opportunity has over time culminated in a rich and varied portfolio of work. He thrives on collaborations that involve pushing the limits of traditional craft by applying technology and a cutting edge to the everyday. Re-establishing New British Design as an architectural practice has been an exciting progression for Ben, and one that has enabled the studio to jump scales and become ever more ambitious.


Hannah Huggins Founder | Design Consultant

BA (Hons) 

Hannah brings a good dose of strategic thinking and a highly practical approach to project management which contribute to the smooth running of all projects. Her role as an external Design & Marketing Consultant has seen her redefine a host of brands, and the same set of expertise have helped establish who New British Design are today. Over the years, Hannah has enjoyed working on a whole range of design projects which has included curating and launching furniture at a variety of international design festivals, interior design and styling as well as a role as guest designer on several television series.