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Simon Maidment


  • Simon Maidment
  • Area

    School of Design


    Visiting Tutor

  • After graduating from the Royal College of Art and working for Tom Dixon, Simon Maidment established his own consultancy Sam Design Ltd. His work is concerned with the familiar and in particular our perception of materials, forms and making techniques. His approach to design reflects his interest in ‘intelligent making’; the shrewd and creative use of materials and manufacturing techniques. In 2001 he was awarded the Peugeot Design Award for Ceramics. His work has been exhibited internationally and in addition to his studio practice he is also Principal Lecturer and Head of Product & Furniture Design at Kingston University.

  • Biography

  • Simon Maidment was born in Liverpool in 1968. In 1990 he received his BA, with Honors 1st Class, in 3D Design from Exeter College of Art & Design. He then went on to achieve his MA in Furniture Design from the Royal College of Art in 1992, where his thesis (Perceived Qualities and Associations of Materials) received an Award of Distinction. Following his studies at the RCA, he worked as a Studio Assistant for Tom Dixon. In 1994 he established Sam Design Ltd. And since 2005 he has been a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

  • Practice

      Selected work