Frank was founded by personal and professional partners Paw West and Matt Edmonds. Aberdeen native West and Mancunian Edmonds met while they were both studying furniture design at what is now Buckinghamshire New University. Graduating from their master’s degrees a year apart in 1996 and 1997, the duo had not originally planned to work together, but the creative union evolved out of their natural working process. They established the Frank studio in London in 2001. Influenced by industrial infrastructures – such as motorways and shipping – and Italian product design, Frank’s approach is simultaneously pragmatic, imaginative and complex. The duo believe that each project defines its own method of creating, with unique outcomes.