SmithMatthias was founded by Jack Smith and Gemma Matthias in 2014. The multi-disciplinary design studio applies a rigour and thoughtfulness to create soulful and impactful work. The studio is based in Brixton, a vibrant, bustling district of London.
Driven by the challenge to leave a positive footprint, SmithMatthias’ philosophy takes an exploratory and reductive approach to product design by stripping a concept down to its barest essentials whilst considering all aspects of form and function. Their creative partnership thrives on problem solving and seeking a balance between richness and restraint to reimagine products with intelligence, innovation and attention to detail.
SmithMatthias’s rich toolbox of skills and experience combined with their love of the natural world informs an exploration of ideas through quality of craftmanship and sustainability of materials to create enduring pieces of design that are created to last. Their signature style making the complex simple translates as a literal and metaphorical lightness of touch both materially and aesthetically fulfilling their intention to create designs with positive impact and lasting value.
As a multi-skilled studio SmithMatthias are able to nurture projects from inception and grow ideas through testing (CAD modelling, visualisation, prototyping) and adaption to create meaningful results. SmithMatthias’s critical thinking, their meticulous and sustainable approach has been sought out by international clients such as Hay, Modus and Deadgood among others.
3Space International House, Fabric Floor Studio 7,
Canterbury Crescent, Brixton, SW9 7QD