Samuel Wilkinson graduated in furniture and related product design at Ravensboure College of Art & Design in 2002. While at Ravensbourne Wilkinson won several design awards, including the RSA award. He went straight into employment working for leading consultancies such as Tangerine, Fitch:London, and PearsonLloyd. During the last 6 years he has worked on projects for leading clients such as British Airways, Audi, LG, Samsung, and Virgin Airways.
At the end of 2007 Wilkinson set up his own studio developing self driven projects. In 2008 Wilkinson completed his largest work, co-designing L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was the first of a few large projects to be completed as part of regeneration of an old industrial area, Le Flon. The work consists of a contemporary town square featuring a 16m sculptural metal tree surrounded by root benches. L’arbre de Flonville was particularly well received by and gained a lot of attention from the international press.
Wilkinson has since gained a number of private commissions and exhibited a full collection of furniture during London Design Festival 2008. He is currently working with a number of well respected manufacturers who will be launching new products in the coming year.