Blog/Meet The Designer: Gareth Neal

british designer gareth neal stands with the noble cabinet made from english sycamore with brass legs

Through material inventiveness, curiosity and reinterpretation, Gareth has created a unique approach to design.


the noble cabinet by gareth neal made from english sycamore with brass legs

The Noble cabinet, price upon request, Sarah Myerscough



Combining traditional techniques and modern applications, the work of Gareth Neal not only celebrates the beauty of British wood but demonstrates a deep appreciation of the innate qualities of the material and a concern that it speaks for itself. The effect is, naturally, striking.

Gareth Neal has achieved great international renown for his inventive approach to wood. His work is a constant exploration of its material qualities and an enactment of his research into time-honoured processes and the latest digital manufacturing techniques.

Gareth’s beautiful work has been sold and exhibited worldwide and the iconic George III chest is now part of the permanent 20th century gallery collection at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

Photography by Peter Krejci.

(Above and left) The Noble cabinet is a celebration of underused techniques in woodwork. A linear gothic pattern is cut into English Sycamore doors. The unit stands on brass legs. (Below) A high profile collaboration with Zaha Hadid saw Gareth use advanced computer modelling software to produce sculptural vases.


Digitally manufactured designs and accessories made from british hardwood by gareth neal

Left to right: VE-SEL 2015, ebonised and in American white oak, price upon request, Sarah Myerscough; Ash George C13 2013, The New Craftsmen