James Plant Studio works with leading manufacturers, retailers and collaborators, designing tailored products, interiors, furniture and lighting.
Bespoke through to mass production, from sports whistles to cookery school interiors our portfolio is broad. With a passion for solving problems creatively coupled with sensible commercial awareness, we are able to manage the full process from initial insight through to market delivery.
We research market opportunities, identify better processes, source alternative materials, developing new and existing products to exceed our clients expectations.
Our clients include: The Royal Opera House London, Hille Educational Furniture, ACME Whistles and Made.com.
James Plant is an award-winning British designer based in Islington, London. Named Young Designer of the Year when he began his career in 2008, James has gone on to develop a reputation for original British design with personality, receiving recognition for his work in several awards and numerous publications.
In 2009 he set up the quintessentially British design business Plant & Moss. With a focus on locally-designed and made products, Plant & Moss has consistently attracted the attention of the press and leading retailers. The brand's products have been sold through Liberty of London, Heal’s and Selfridges, been supplied to leading restaurants and represented British design at the London 2012 Olympics.
Whether tackling projects small or large, James starts from a position of problem solving, finding new solutions, bringing designs to life with attention to detail and a considered aesthetic.
As a strong advocate of UK manufacturing, James is an ambassador for Birmingham Made Me - a region-wide initiative working with major brands such as Jaguar Land Rover, Morgan Motor Company and AGA Rangemaster. Birmingham Made Me links students with industry and encourages growth through design and innovation in manufacture.
James has a breadth of knowledge in materials, manufacture, assembly and production from designing for large-scale manufacturers, high street retail chains and working with local small-batch producers.
Born in Leicestershire, James has lived and worked in France and Italy. He has a keen interest in motorsport and raced in his teenage years.