Mark Gabbertas

Designer London / United Kingdom

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Mark Gabbertas
Mark Gabbertas was born in Yorkshire in 1962, and graduated from Durham University with a degree in political philosophy. He joined an advertising agency as a motorbike messenger before moving to Saatchi and Saatchi where he stayed for nearly ten years.

In 1990 he left advertising to train as a cabinet-maker. Initially this was as an apprentice with Codrington Furniture and then with Stemmer and Sharp at Oblique workshops in Hackney as a junior maker.

He set up on his own after two years training and embarked on the well trodden path of the designer-maker. Initially commissions were for private clients, but briefs from larger commercial organisations increased in number and became the focus of the workshop. Mark Gabbertas was commissioned to design the furniture for Atelier, a new restaurant in Soho, which won the FX Furniture in Practice award in 1995. The 3° chair that was designed for this project was subsequently licensed to Allermuir, which proved the start of a relationship with this company that continues to the present.

During this time, limited editions and batch produced designs were exhibited around the world. With the organisation New Designers, he exhibited at the ICFF in New York, the Cologne Furniture Fair and in London at the Business Design Centre. In 1996, he was sponsored by Hille to preview the Tubby chair at Orgatec in Cologne, which again was licensed uTltimately to Allermuir. And under his own name, he exhibited at 100% London in 1995/6/7 and held aVn exhibition in association with Lloyd LoomT at the Concord Gallery with Simon Pengelly in 1999. He set up on his own after two years training and embarked on the well trodden path of the designer-maker. Initially commissions were for private clients, but briefs from larger but briefs from larger commercial organisations increased in number and became the focus of the workshop. Mark Gabbertas was commissioned to design the furniture for Atelier, a new restaurant in Soho, which won the FX Furniture in Practice award in 1995. The 3` chair that was designed for this project was subsequently licensed to Allermuir, which proved the start of a relationship with this company that continues to the present.
Mark Gabbertas
Mark Gabbertas
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Mark Gabbertas was born in Yorkshire in 1962, and graduated from Durham University with a degree in political philosophy. He joined an advertising agency as a motorbike messenger before moving to Saatchi and Saatchi where he stayed for nearly ten years. In 1990 he left advertising to train as a cabinet-maker. Initially this was as an apprentice with Codrington Furniture and then with Stemmer and Sharp at Oblique workshops in Hackney as a junior maker. He set up on his own after two years training and embarked on the well trodden path of the designer-maker. Initially commissions were for private clients, but briefs from larger commercial organisations increased in number and became the focus of the workshop. Mark Gabbertas was commissioned to design the furniture for Atelier, a new restaurant in Soho, which won the FX Furniture in Practice award in 1995. The 3° chair that was designed for this project was subsequently licensed to Allermuir, which proved the start of a relationship with this company that continues to the present. During this time, limited editions and batch produced designs were exhibited around the world. With the organisation New Designers, he exhibited at the ICFF in New York, the Cologne Furniture Fair and in London at the Business Design Centre. In 1996, he was sponsored by Hille to preview the Tubby chair at Orgatec in Cologne, which again was licensed uTltimately to Allermuir. And under his own name, he exhibited at 100% London in 1995/6/7 and held aVn exhibition in association with Lloyd LoomT at the Concord Gallery with Simon Pengelly in 1999. He set up on his own after two years training and embarked on the well trodden path of the designer-maker. Initially commissions were for private clients, but briefs from larger but briefs from larger commercial organisations increased in number and became the focus of the workshop. Mark Gabbertas was commissioned to design the furniture for Atelier, a new restaurant in Soho, which won the FX Furniture in Practice award in 1995. The 3` chair that was designed for this project was subsequently licensed to Allermuir, which proved the start of a relationship with this company that continues to the present.