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Stephen Povey
has been involved in interiors on a variety of levels, from the provision of individual pieces of furniture to the design and production of complete schemes.
Quality is the watchword. Every piece is designed and manufactured with a commitment to precision and fineness of finish.
In Stephen Povey’s furniture, diverse, contrasting metals and finishes are used to create a new language of materials - elegant, yet unmistakably modern. In his Future Retro range, familiar pieces have been interpreted in a modern idiom to create modern products by modern methods
Pieces specially created for both private as well as commercial commissions - are engineered and designed to be workable, yet desirable – Form follows function.

Corporate client list
British Broadcsting Corporation.Berrymans Solicitors. British Petroleum.Faxcessory. Frontiers. Granada Televisionstudios. Subs Cafe. Miller& Leeves WAHT.PHD. Quadrangle Communications.Scott Brown Rigg & Turner. Sloane Helicopters.Squires Solicitors.Tequila UK.The Television Register. T&W Berisfords. Wright Collins Rutherford & Scott. WMGO. Obsessions. Crepe Express. Moviefax. Paramount. Resolution. Xtreme Information.Hemingways. Connolly Agencies Armstronges Otto Sumisho Tokyo. Brown Thomas, Dublin.

Published work
The International Design Yearbook . 1987/88 : Thames and Hudson
Encyclopaedia of Modern Designers. Mel Byers
50 chairs, Innovations in Design and Materials. Mel Byars
Guest lecturer at The Inchbald School of Design, Eton Gate SW1

Beatrice Royal Art Gallery Hampshire
Southampton Art Gallery, Southampton
Fire and Iron Gallery, Surrey
Guiness Gallery, Dublin
Walford Mill Craft Centre, Wimbourne
Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Ceredigion

Stephen Povey – Biography

1951         Born in England
1973-76   Studied at Colchester College of Art
1979        Graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Master’s degree in Furniture Design
1986        Designed the Diametric range of furniture
                Opened the first Diametrics retail shop in London’s Covent Garden
1986        Designed furniture for Sloane Helicopters, Lincoln Hannah, Squires Solicitors, TV Register Group of Companies and Stirling Microsystems
1990        Commissioned to design furniture for the Heavy Jeans and Casuals, Amsterdam, the Style Trial Chair for BBC1,
                furniture for Limehouse Studios reception furniture for WCR Ad Agency
1991        Commissioned to design the reception furniture for Woolams Moira Gaskin O’Malley Ad Agency &. Packaging Innovation.
                Designed the Desk Accessory range for the BBC as well as BP's HQ
1993        Designed the interior and furnishing for Faxcessory, Embankment Place , London and Heathrow Terminal 1
1994        Opened Diametrics in the King’s Road, Chelsea, London
1995        Designed the window display for Paramount, The Troccadero, Coventry Street ,Piccadilly Circus, London
1996        Designed the range of Big Bend clocks including the Ribbon and Bow clocks.
1997        Moved to Reedham, Norfolk.
1998        Designed and manufactured the editing suites and door furniture for Resolution, Soho, London.
1999        Designed and manufactured consoles for Desmond Ipp, photographer and Hemingways Shop.
2000        Designed abnd manufactured Shop fitting system for Connolly Agencies, Hyde Park, London .
                Exhibited at the Beatrice Royal Gallery , Southampton.
2001        Designed and manufactured Shop Fitting System and Furniture for Armstrongs, Worcestershire.
                Opened Diametrics Recording Studios, Diametrics Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery and Diametrics 3d Design Studios in Reedham, Norfolk.