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About

Jacob Marks (b. Manchester, 1999) is an emerging designer and maker who graduated from Kingston University’s Product & Furniture Design degree in 2022, and whose studio is now based in Peckham, South London.
 

His work focuses on the expressive reimagining of natural materials, often using those that are overlooked or disregarded to produce defined and distinctive contemporary works. 

 

Fundamental to his practice is research into the landscapes materials are harvested from, and how design can be used as a tool to address a range of complex social and ecological issues. Projects so far have seen him exploring how a revival of the pine resin industry could provide a renewable and carbon negative material that rivals plastic, and how thoughtful timber selection can support mixed British woodlands.
 

He has been included in a range of exhibitions, such as those at the Staffordshire Street Gallery, Somerset House and Garrison Chapel.
In 2024 he was nominated for the Design Museum's Ralph Saltzman Prize, and his work 
continues to be featured in several noted publications, such as Crafts Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine and Design Milk.


If you are interested in working together, would like to commission a project or for press enquiries, please get in touch below.




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Jacob Marks, Turning on the Lathe

Press
2024, Wallpaper Magazine, Ralph Saltzman Prize 
2024, IFDM, 'A Window on the Best in Rising Design'
2023,
Wallpaper Magazine, 'Emerging stars and established makers unite in show for London Design Festival'
2023, Crafts Magazine: Issue 296, New Talent - Jacob Marks
2022, 
Crafts Magazine, 'New Wave: 12 Craft Graduates That Need to be on your Radar'
2022, Design Network, Coolest Insights Seen at London Design Festival 
2022, 
Design Daily, 'TRI-FOLD Wallet'
2022, Evolution Power Tools TV, Episode 4
2020, 
Design Milk, 'Drywall? Dry Furniture' Takes On the
Issue of Affordable Furniture
 

Exhibitions
2024: London Design Week, Chelsea Harbour Design Centre
2023, 11:11, Staffordshire Street Gallery
2023: The Localist Cafe, Shoreditch Art Centre
2023: Rethinking Wood, The Garrison Chapel, Chelsea Barracks

2023, Grand Designs Live, Excel London
2022, Young Furniture Makers, Furniture Makers Hall
2022, The Beasley Brothers Repair Shop, SCP
2022, Green Grads, Coal Drops Yard
2022, Material, Process, Spitalfields Market
2022, Eternally Yours, Somerset House
2022, New Designers, London
2022, Not My Beautiful House, Market House
2022, Degree Show, Kingston School of Art

Recognition
2024, The Design Museu
m, Ralph Saltzman Prize, Nominated
2022, Arts Threads Global Design Graduate Show, Shortlisted 
2022, The Yo
ung Furniture Makers Textile Award, Shortlisted
2022, Green Grads Earth Award, Runner Up
2022 & 2020, The Robin & Lucienne Day Foundation Furniture Award, Shortlisted
2019, The Royal College of Art, Helen Hamlyn Fixperts Award, Shortlisted

Hand-moulding a Pine Resin Platter

Crafts Magazine 
New Talent - Jacob Marks, Issue 296

 

The Isles Collection

Interior Furniture Design Magazine
A Window of the Best in Rising Design

 

11:11 Exhibition for London Design Festival

Wallpaper Magazine 
Emerging Stars and Established Makers United in Show for London Design Festival

 

Jay Blades Gives Jacob Marks the Earth Award

Green Grads
Earth Award, 2022

 

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