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.
Despite having only recently graduated, he has been included in a range of exhibitions, such as those at the Staffordshire Street Gallery, Somerset House and Garrison Chapel. Mark’s work has also been featured in several publications, including Crafts Magazine, Wallpaper Magazine, Design Milk and Dezeen.
If you are interested in working together, would like to commission a project or for press enquiries, please get in touch:
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
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2023, 11:11, Staffordshire Street Gallery
2023: The Localist Cafe, Shoreditch Art Centre.
2023: Rethinking Wood, The Garrison Chapel,
2023, Green Grads, 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.
2022, Arts Threads Global Design Graduate Show, Shortlisted.
2022, The Young 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.