One of the
most prolific and wide-ranging designers working in the British furniture
industry today, Pengelly has developed products with many of the UK and
Europe’s leading contemporary furniture manufacturers. Born on Oxfordshire in
1967, by the age of fifteen he had become an award-winning cabinet maker. He
studied at Rycotewood
College and Kingston
Polytechnic, graduating in 1988. After working with Conran Design Group and
Habitat, Pengelly started his own design company in 1996.
collaboration with Hitch Mylius was hm83
in 2004, soon followed by hm85 and hm86.
A pragmatic approach to problem
solving and his affinity with materials and processes have attracted briefs
that have resulted in award-winning designs characterised by Pengelly’s mix of
understated design, engineering and innovation.