Samuel Wilkinson Designer

Samuel Wilkinson set up his London industrial studio in 2007 and a year later completed his largest work to date, L’arbre de Flonville in Lausanne, Switzerland. It was the first of a series of large projects to be completed as part of the regeneration of an old industrial area, Le Flon. The work consists of a contemporary town square featuring a 16m sculptural metal tree surrounded by Racine benches that sit on a red rubber floor. Samuel’s most recognized project to date is the Plumen 001. The sculptural low energy light bulb has achieved international acclaim. It collected the grand prize from the London Design Museum of ‘2011 Design of the Year’ and the highly coveted ‘Black pencil’ from the D&AD. The design features in permanent collections at the MoMA, V&A, Cooper-Hewitt, Austrian and Finnish design museums. Samuel Wilkinson’s commitment and enthusiasm to designing interesting objects and spaces is apparent in his work, always looking to add a fresh dynamic approach in either form or function. The studio’s work diversifies across various disciplines from consumer products to interiors to public realm.