embracing cultural individuality in one world

embracing cultural individuality in one world

History of Reeves Design

Born in England, John Reeves is an internationally recognised award winning designer whose passion lies in working locally and regionally on an interactive level where design is not just communicated but felt.

In doing so, John has honed a particular and pragmatic skill base; travelling, living and working with the craftspeople of our planet.

These travels not only establish a better understanding of global resources but also the relevance a design can have to our global environment; creating and perhaps rediscovering unique ties directly between makers, designer and buyers; having a hand in each of the processes allows for an undiluted and "real" conduit

from production to the end user with genuine responsibility and accountability.

Reeves' tenet of designing not for the trend but with longevity in mind, continually striving to create timeless pieces that are not for the short term return in the market. In doing this he has developed a focused atelier with strong ties to production that nurtures honest, quiet research, ensuring deeper context and relevance as the portfolio evolves.

Continual demand for early designs; the Louis collection, an award winning landmark for Reeves and Heal's (London), ABC Home (NYC) still delivers its message of subtle reverence for what has gone before whilst having a clean and clear contemporary voice. 

This has set the standard for refinement, high quality and the essential and ever important relationships with our manufacturers. 

“The idea of experimenting and pushing production techniques is very much a part of REEVESdesign and is integral to the Louis 

design, which of course is a turned leg simply split into quarters. The inspiration for this was not only literal, in splitting the turned leg, but also metaphorical by splitting the past open to form a new idea."
"Living in a world that seems to be focused more and more on “the moment”, I believe 

designing with a respect and reverence for what has gone before keeps us mindful of where we’ve come from and what we really need. Ensuring that design evolves not only through materials and production processes but also under the direction of culture."

History of Reeves Design

Born in England, John Reeves is an internationally recognised award winning designer whose passion lies in working locally and regionally on an interactive level where design is not just communicated but felt.

In doing so, John has honed a particular and pragmatic skill base; travelling, living and working with the craftspeople of our planet.

These travels not only establish a better understanding of global resources but also the relevance a design can have to our global environment; creating and perhaps rediscovering unique ties directly between makers, designer and buyers; having a hand in each of the processes allows for an undiluted and "real" conduit  from production to the end user with genuine responsibility and accountability.

Reeves tenet of designing not for the trend but with longevity in mind, continually striving to create timeless pieces that are not for the short term return in the market. In doing this he has developed a focused atelier with strong ties to production that nurtures honest, quiet research, ensuring deeper context and relevance as the portfolio evolves.

Continual demand for early designs; the Louis collection, an award winning landmark for Reeves and Heal's (London), ABC Home (NYC) still delivers its message of subtle reverence for what has gone before whilst having a clean and clear contemporary voice. 

This has set the standard for refinement, high quality and the essential and ever important relationships with our manufacturers. 

“The idea of experimenting and pushing production techniques is very much a part of REEVESdesign and is integral to the Louis design, which of course is a turned leg simply split into quarters. The inspiration for this was not only literal, in splitting the turned leg, but also metaphorical by splitting the past open to form a new idea."

"Living in a world that seems to be focused more and more on “the moment”, I believe designing with a respect and reverence for what has gone before keeps us mindful of where we’ve come from and what we really need. Ensuring that design evolves not only through materials and production processes but also under the direction of culture."

Year 2015 International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS). Continued launch of the Talon collection and this time showcasing the all new Talon Chair in oak or walnut. Also launching the Japan Cabinet and Shelving and the fabulous additions of the CAST Lounge set to the incredibly successful CAST collection.
Year 2014 Bo Concept one to watch 2014
Year 2014 Launch Talon Tables and Rose mirrors at Design Junction, London Design Week (UK)
Year 2014 International Furniture Fair Singapore (IFFS). Launch of the Saigon collection for Dominique Saint Paul by REEVESdesign.
Year 2012 Highpoint, IHFC debut
Year 2012 Upcycled Marble Tables Red Button Award
Year 2011 REEVESdesign pop-up shop at Tramshed during London Design Festival
Year 2011 ICFF New York- launch CAST collection with Henry Hall
Year 2010 ICFF New York
Year 2009 Highpoint 
Year 2009 Chicago Casual
Year 2009 Las Vegas Furniture Show
Year 2009 ICFF New York
Year 2009 Salone Satellite, Milan International Furniture Fair
Year 2009 REEVESdesign opens first boutique shop inside ABC Carpet and Home, 4th floor, 888 Broadway, New York, New York.
Year 2009 Close distribution with Four Hands
Year 2008 Launch in Highpoint with US distributor FOUR HANDS
Year 2008 ICFF New York
Year 2008 Las Vegas Market
Year 2008 Launch US distribution through Four Hands
Year 2007 ICFF New York 
Year 2007 - Now Continue to develop, expand and exhibit the REEVESdesign portfolio
Year 2007 Launch new product line with Osborne & Little
Year 2006 Las Vegas Furniture Show
Year 2006 ELLE Decoration Design Awards 2006, Future Classic- for the Louis Console Table- winner
Year 2006 ELLE Decoration Design Awards 2006, Best in Furniture- for the Louis Console Table- shortlisted
Year 2006 Classic Design of the Year award 2006 in association with the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Homes & Gardens magazine runner-up
Year 2006 Ongoing relationship with Heal's, London, whilst continuing development on the REEVESdesign portfolio
Year 2006 Launch distribution in North America through Next Door Trends
Year 2006 Leave Julian Chichester to work on REEVESdesign 100%
Year 2004 - 2006 Employed as Design manager and head QC for Julian Chichester Design, UK, based on site at the factory in Vietnam
Year 2004 Pulse, London
Year 2004 Design UK - Selection 2004
Year 2004 Salone Satellite, Milan International Furniture Fair
Year 2004 Greenhouse, Stockholm International Furniture Fair
Year 2004 Heal's Discovers award winner
Year 2003 - 2004 Designer in residence at Northumbria University
Year 2003 Design UK - Pick of 2003, London
Year 2003 The State I'm In, Newcastle
Year 2003 Hamal's, Newcastle
Year 2003 Established REEVESDesign Ltd
Year 2002 Tempter, Newcastle
Year 2000 - 2003 Furniture and 3d Design (BA Hons) degree Northumbria University
Year 1999 - 2000 Arts Foundation at Lancaster & Morecambe College
Year 1981 Born in Burnley, Lancashire, England
2015
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