Simon Yates

imagine - design - make


2010 Selected to exhibit Grace console table at the V&A during London Design Festival
2011 Received prestigious Guild Mark BGM 431 from the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers
2011 Centre page feature in Good Woodworking magazine
2011 Front page feature in Furniture and Cabinet making magazine
2011 Short listed for the Wesley Barrell Craft Awards
2011 Short listed for the Wood Awards

2013 Guild mark holders were invited by Gordon Hamme' of British Silver week to take part in a collaboration of furniture and silver at the newly opened Goldsmiths gallery for two shows in April and July. The result was a stunning display of how these two mediums compilment one another

2013 In June I was featured in the Metro newspaper and the Evening Standard whilst taking part in the Goldsmiths Pavillion

2013 In April I began work on putting together a selected group of artists for a new collaboration called "Black Dog Studio". The group comprises five artists practising Furniture, Glass, Ceramics and silver. The aim is to put on a number of exhibitions highlighting some of the ways in which objects exist and interact with each other. We want to show the individuality of hand made objects as opposed to mass produced whilst trying to convey the complexities of the making process and the often turbulent relationship between maker and material. This will be an ongoing programme, and will include inviting guest exhibitors to show work along side ours. We hope to set up some educational programmes also to emphasise the importance of the arts and the often chaotic making process.

2014 New exhibition "welcome to the Material Mind" April 26 - May 1 at Great Western studios



2010 “London Design Festival” at the V&A
2011 “Furniture for the 21st century” at the Millinery Works Islington
2011 “Inspired” at Westonbirt Arboretum
2011 “Inspired” at Ashton Court
2011 “Celebration of Craftsmanship and Design” at Cheltenham
2012 “Society of Designer Craftsmen” at the Mall Galleries London

2012 "Celebration of Crafstmanship and design" 18th - 27th August

2013 (April) "Festival of Silver at the Goldsmiths centre"

2013 (May) "Fulham Palace Art and Craft fair"

2013 (June) "Goldsmiths Pavillion at Somerset House"

2013 (July) "Festival of Silver at the Goldsmiths centre"

2013 (August) "Material Redefined, Black Dog Studio at Craft Central Gallery"

2013 (September) "Chaos to Creation, Black Dog Studio during London Design Festival at SDC, Rivington St"

2013 (September) "Tent London at The Old Truman Brewery"




Makers Eye – online shop selling the work of Britains best makers

Sable and Ox - online retailers of all things art related

Artifex Gallery – One of the few galleries in Britain dedicated to selling contemporary furniture

Society of Designer Crafstmen

Crafts Council list of registered makers

Member of

Member of design factory, a midlands based group of contemporary designer makers

Design Nation


Craft Central