Born in London in 1974, Peter Marigold followed a path from sculpture at Central Saint Martins into theatrical and event scenography. This period was punctuated by a year spent in Brazil making and selling coconut radios. In 2005 he joined the Design Products (Platform Ten) course at the RCA under Ron Arad and since graduation has focused almost solely on furniture design. He was awarded an Esmee Fairbairn bursary for his exhibition at the Design Museum in London and his subsequent show with the British Council as one of the ‘Great Brits' at the Milan Furniture Fair was followed by an invitation to create the ground floor installation for Paul Smith in Milan. Working with both galleries and manufacturers his work continues to be exhibited in both the UK and abroad including the Milan Furniture fair, Design Miami, Stavanger (Norway), and MoMA New York.
His MAKE/SHISHIFT storage units honour the lightness and improvisation which are the virtues of temporary living, while their fine hardware details express permanence and functional reliability.
Peter Marigold, designer of MAKE/SHIFT