Pinch is the London based design firm created by husband and wife duo Russell Pinch and Oona Bannon. Blending an exceptional material palette with a clear sense of pragmatism, Pinch’s studio is distinguished by its fidelity to simplicity, quality and elegance – a clear, uncluttered philosophy that resonates with how people wish to live today. Pinch furniture is a great way to see his designs come to life.
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Before founding his eponymous brand in 2004, Russell Pinch graduated from Ravensbourne College of Design and went on to work with design luminary Sir Terence Conran, where he designed everything from furniture and tabletop accessories to interiors for the Concorde jet. Following this interdisciplinary immersion, Russell began his own design agency, which formed the incubator for Pinch, the Clapham studio where Russell and Oona’s deft blend of traditional and contemporary has taken flight.

Pinch’s first collection debuted in 2004 at 100% Design, the UK’s largest design trade event. The reaction, amongst architects, buyers and designers, was overwhelming. Initially planning on proposing their pieces to prospective employers, Pinch and Bannon received the feedback and client interest they needed to launch their own independent studio. When the requests for their designs continued to come in, Pinch began reaching out to suitable manufacturers to produce their well-received collections, which recast traditional furniture with a distinctly modern lens. Russell Pinch furniture came to life. Pinch lighting is not to be overlooked though.

Pinch, the name notwithstanding, was founded with a focus on permanence. Russell and Oona firmly believe that pieces, much like heirlooms, should last multiple generations and trigger small conversations rather than rapturous applause. This somewhat idiosyncratic point of view has won them many fans within the design firmament, leading to multiple partnerships with industry heavyweights like SCP, Conran's Benchmark label and a series of wood handled cutlery for celebrity chef Jamie Oliver.

The Pinch team have garnered a stream of accolades from the design world: the design studio is the winner of the Elle Decoration Best British Brand, Guild Mark for excellence in British Furniture Design for their Holland Park chair and their Yves Desk, Wallpaper* Design Awards Best Desk for the Pontus desk, Homes & Gardens Design Classic Award Judges Award and Furniture Award, and Best Newcomer for Blueprint/100% Design.

Pioneering the direction of seamless design and tranquil living through their elegantly raw, enduringly simple, and enchantingly creations, Pinch – with a singular clarity of vision - puts their success down to poetic design that turns beauty into purpose without losing its lasting, alluring appeal.
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