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.
His first collaboration with Hitch Mylius was hm83 Star in 2004, soon followed by hm85 Solo and hm86 Lucas. The hm87 Cocoon chair was launched in 2012. 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.