Philip Koomen (1953) has been designing and making fine furniture since 1975 and works with a small team at his Oxfordshire studio, producing one-offs and his own range of designs for private and public clients. He is passionate about wood and committed to developing a sustainable approach to furniture design that celebrates wood and contributes to a greater understanding of our environmental responsibilities. He sees craftsmanship as an important medium to heighten our sensitivity and appreciation of ourselves and our relationship with nature. He studied Furniture Design & Technology at Buckinghamshire University and completed a PhD in Sustainable Design at Brunel University in 2007.
Philip's particular focus is the development of designs which explore the rich diversity of local woodlands. His iconic "Pondlife" bench design which uses sweet chestnut thinnings has been acclaimed as "organic and wildly eccentric" by The Independent and as "absolutely beautiful" by Channel 4. It was exhibited at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford in 2003. He exhibits regularly in the UK, and internationally has exhibited in Italy, United Arab Emirates, USA, Belgium and France.
If you would like to commission Philip please contact the Sable & Ox team using the "Commission This Artist" Button
All of our products come with free delivery to mainland UK.
If you live outside the UK mainland and would like to make a purchase, please contact us using the Ask a Question” tab for details on additional delivery costs.
You have 14 days from receiving the product to notify Sable & Ox if you wish to return an item. Please note that pieces commissioned to your specific requirements, or items with a broken hygiene seal cannot be returned unless found to be faulty.
Take note that all of our products are packaged and shipped by the artist and not by Sable & Ox.
Read our full deliveries and returns policy here.