Jake Phipps, graduated from John Makepeaces’s furniture design school, Parnam College, in 1999. He began his career as a cabinetmaker, designing and making one-off pieces to commission. In 2005 he set up his own design studio in London, and began concentrating on designing products for larger scale production. With a blend of art, design, humour and invention, his work marries form with function to create emotionally expressive and inspiring objects. His first commercial product, the ISIS folding chair, was launched by the highly respected Gebrüder Thonet Vienna. Only the second folding chair in the 150 year history of the company. Other clients have included Tommy Hilfiger, Philippe Starck, Riva, Intercontinental Hotels, Novartis, Diageo, and Harvey Nichols.