About Origins Design

We are a family-owned bespoke furniture maker that offers a comprehensive design, supply and installation service to suit a wide variety of clients and requirements.

Our story

Origins Design was founded in 1995 by Patrick Moulton Black in South Africa, where he was designing and manufacturing lighting, bowls, small domestic accessories and furniture. After exhibiting at several international furniture fairs, the business quickly grew and by 2000, Patrick was supplying designers in the US, Europe and the UK.

Patrick moved the business to the UK that year and the first Origins Design store opened in London three years later in 2003 selling bespoke furniture items designed by Patrick and manufactured by local suppliers. Growing in size and reputation, the shop moved several times in the Fulham and Chelsea areas, and as the business grew, some manufacturing had to be sourced from overseas.

Having lost confidence in the quality and lead times of his suppliers, Patrick opened the first Origins Design workshops in 2010 bringing manufacturing under our own quality control. As the trade side of the business had grown to overtake the retail business, we closed the retail store in 2013 and moved to our present purpose-built factory in Thames Ditton to focus on supporting our design professional clients. Since then, the manufacturing team has grown and our product range has expanded under Patrick’s leadership to include joinery, metalwork and spraying as well as a full upholstery service. Origins Design now supplies many award winning interior designers and developers as well as private clients.

Bespoke Furniture Maker Origins Design London
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Our Studio

We offer a comprehensive design, supply and installation service to suit a wide variety of requirements from bespoke chairs, tables and sofas to custom-made headboards, beds and ottomans as well as made-to-measure joinery, wardrobes and media units. We follow a six-step design process and offer a full-service bespoke furniture service alongside a range of standalone services. Strong relationships and customer service are at the heart of our business and play a vital role in the success of individual projects and our company.

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Meet the team

Every member of the team has contributed to the development and growth of Origins Design, and together we bring to life our values of being collaborative, curious, bold and original. Collectively we are committed to making quality and original bespoke furniture and offering high levels of craftsmanship. Our home in Thames Ditton is where all visitors receive a warm welcome and our customers receive a personal, flexible service. A place that enables our family-owned, sustainable business to thrive. 

Patrick and Nicole | Origins Design

Husband and wife team Patrick and Nicole Moulton Black form the perfect leadership team. Patrick’s background in furniture design and manufacturing is coupled with an entrepreneurial spirit which has allowed Origins Design to develop and grow. Nicole is an experienced business services and client services manager with a history of building teams, client relationships and managing operations teams within B2B-focused companies.

Origins Design furniture maker team

Want to work with us?

We are always interested in hearing from talented and experienced craftspeople, finishers, joiners, cabinet makers, technical designers, upholsterers and metalworkers who want to join a collaborative team within a growing business. Please get in contact and follow us on LinkedIn for updates on our latest vacancies

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