PearsonLloyd is a London based design studio working across a wide variety of disciplines including furniture, product, transport and the public realm. The studio was founded by Tom Lloyd and Luke Pearson in 1997. Tom and Luke met while studying at the Royal College of Art in the early 1990’s, and the partnership was formed out of a shared desire to bridge the often disparate cultures of furniture and product design.
The natural territory for our design practice lies within the commercial and industrial realities of mass production, where we believe the challenges and opportunities for the profession are at their most alive. We thrive on the restrictions imposed by product type, function, material, process, market, client and all else that defines the brief. Within this context, our practice is as much to do with observation and collation as with pure invention. In contrast, the opportunity to define new patterns of behaviour and types of product that is stimulated by the constantly developing socio-economic trends and technologies of today’s global economy is one we embrace daily. At either end of the spectrum, our desire is to produce compelling solutions that are intelligent, appropriate and timeless, and contribute to what for us, is the still embryonic craft of industrial design.