London-based Michael Marriott is among the small group of highly regarded designers that helped reinvigorate British design in the 1990s and 2000s. He graduated from the Royal College of Arts in 1993, and went on to produce covetable and functional designs with an approach that had been described as “bare-bones” and “honest”. He now works as both a sought-after designer and a curator, having put together exhibitions at London’s Design Museum and the Camden Arts Centre among others and created products for manufactu ers including Established & Sons, SCP, Very Good & Proper and Inflate. He also produces his own work from his studio in east London. Marriott generates new designs annually for the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch as part of the ReadyMadeGo initiative, curated by Modern Design Review magazine, and contributed to the interiors for the hugely popular London restaurant Bird in collaboration with design firm Brinkworth.