Simon James infuses character into clean, uncomplicated forms. Having founded his eponymous brand in 2001, Simon’s appreciation of craftsmanship continues to deepen, as he explores material tactility in new and exciting ways. His design approach is largely intuitive, with people and their experiences of a space a central focus for him.
Simon designs original furniture for both residential and commercial spaces under the Simon James Design name and collaborates regularly with businesses and architects on custom work.
He is Creative Director of export furniture and lighting brand Resident, which was co-founded with Scott Bridges. In both companies, Simon leads a team of designers and it is this collaborative spirit that drives his innovative, award-winning work.