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James Shaw

Furniture Designer

London, Greater London


Material, process, exploration


£150 — £6000


James was raised in Devon to a family of doctors with an artistic leaning. He is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Design Products programme and now runs a studio in London engaged with the design and manufacture of furniture and products, sculptural objects and material research.
James has exhibited internationally and his work is in the permanent collections of MoMA, The Montreal Museum of Art and the National Victoria Museum of Art and Design amongst others.


A Novel Furniture Idea: Squeeze It From A Tube

20 Mar 2018
Furniture designer James Shaw thinks consumers have an attitude problem about plastic. "People have a warm feeling towards materials like wood,” he says. Plastic, on the other hand? Not so much.

In the Studio with Marjan van Aubel & James Shaw

20 Mar 2018
Predicting the future of design may be a grandiose (if not altogether futile) conceit, but we're always interested to see practical visions as to what it might hold.

James Shaw, Furniture Designer

20 Mar 2018
There’s just something about this unexpected inventiveness that captures people’s curiosity, which explains why the latest project by newcomer James Shaw went vial on the design blogs shortly after he presented it at his RCA graduation show.

Available for commissions



Modular Mechanics

Disciplines Furniture, Design, Conceptual, Wood, Textiles
Materials Wood, Textiles

Making Guns: The Plastic Baroque

Disciplines Furniture, Technology, Conceptual, Design, Glass
Materials Plastics, Glass, Recycled, Stone

The Well Proven Chair

Disciplines Design, Furniture, Conceptual, Wood
Materials Wood, Organic Material, Mixed Media, Recycled


Disciplines Design, Conceptual, Furniture, Glass, Printing, Wood, Toys and Instruments
Materials Mixed Media, Organic Material, Wood, Stone, Recycled, Glass

The Modular Mechanics Kitchen

Disciplines Furniture, Conceptual, Design, Traditional
Materials Plastics