British designer Terence Woodgate trained as a design engineer, but after becoming inspired by pure forms of design, he decided to pursue furniture design at London Guildhall University in the 1980s. Woodgate launched his first design studio in London in 1988, building a reputation as a skilled designer with thoughtful attention to style, innovation, and function. During this period, Woodgate began working with SCP, beginning a fruitful collaboration that includes Woodgate’s Public Seating System, the Woodgate Sofa System, REM Bed, and Sax series of coffee tables and upholstered products. Woodgate’s work with SCP calls to his versatility and consistent focus on innovating. In addition to his designs for SCP, Woodgate has also designed for Cappellini, Concord Lighting, Punt Mobiles, Montina, and Moroso. He became a Royal Designer for Industry in 2003.