BASED UPON: Inside the Studio of London’s Hippest Furniture Maker



  • Thursday 20 June
  • 6:45-8:30pm


  • Based Upon HQ, Unit A121 / Faircharm, 8-12 Creekside, London SE8 3DX


  • Nearest Tube
  • Greenwich (DLR)


Based Upon is a design company like no other. Consisting of an insanely talented team of artists and designers, these chaps create highly acclaimed, large scale artworks and sculptural furniture. Established in 2004 by twin brothers Ian and Richard Abell, Based Upon employs a team of 30 who are based in London but work extensively across the world. Their eye-popping work is inspired by both natural and urban landscapes, explorations of archetypal forms and by the narrative histories woven within a place or group of people. And when it comes to finding inspiration for their work, these guys literally know no limits – they think nothing of visiting a mud hut in Africa to source the picture perfect ‘cracked mud’ finish, which will inspire the surface of a customized coffee table. And whether they’re working on a super-yacht, a private mansion in the Caribbean or a super slick hotel, it’s their attention to detail, bold ideas and acute understanding of almost every material known to man, that makes these guys unique. We’ll be spending an evening with Ian & Richard at their studio in Deptford not only trying to tell them apart but learning about the utterly brilliant work they do. YOUR MINDS WILL BE BLOWN.

This event is for Members Only (25 places) (WATCH VIDEO)