Philip Watts Design is a creative design company based in Nottingham, UK.
They specialise in producing unique, sculptural products using artisanal techniques to create products cast from the purest forms of bronze, brass and aluminium, and all made by hand.
Philip graduated in 1993, at a time when the UK was mired in recession and jobs were hard to find, so he set up a makeshift studio in his student house and started to design curved candlesticks. He carved these from wood and then cast in metal at a local foundry. Persuading a handful of shops to sell the pieces, Philip Watts Design was launched and now, 25 years later, his products are sold through a global network of distributors.
Philip explains, “It was about the time that Alessi and Philippe Starck were becoming huge and I liked what they were doing—in particular their sense of humor.”
This sense of humour can be seen throughout his eclectic collections, centred around a core range of products and including bespoke pieces for commercial and residential projects in projects throughout the UK, Europe, The Middle East and now Australia/NZ and the USA.
All products are made to order, which also provides the facility to customise to your own personal requirements or create something totally bespoke.