Splinter Works was formed in 2009 and is a collaboration between Miles Hartwell and Matt Withington. Our mission is to create sculptural furniture that is engaging and inspiring.
We strive to enrich the lives of the people who use our furniture, by creating pieces that enhance their environment and elevate the experience of everyday life. Our aim is to create work that is individual, thought provoking, aesthetically beguiling, intelligently designed and a delight to use.
Our designs are experimental and theatrical, but the function of the piece is always paramount. We love to play visual tricks especially where balance comes into question. Opposing dichotomies of solidity versus weightlessness, motion versus stillness, and strength versus fragility are played out in our ambitious designs through innovative materials.
We work on both a limited-edition collection of furniture and on special commissions. Examples of commissions currently include mini bars, conference tables, extending dining tables, reception desks, kitchen installations, integral storage and cabinet solutions and dressing room furniture. Our limited-edition furniture collection currently includes, a desk, dressing table, console, stool, a bathtub and a pool slide, with new designs released throughout the year.