We design and manufacture a distinctive portfolio of finely crafted furniture and objects from our studio space in London.
The approach at McCollin Bryan is driven by a desire to create pieces with are as visually stunning as they are functional. Their work aims to subvert expectation by contrasting opposing ideas, such as exploring the relationship between organic and geometric shapes. This concept gives each piece a strong multi-sensory impact, designed to evoke an emotional response in the viewer.
McCollin Bryan was established in 1998 by Don McCollin and Maureen Bryan as an opportunity to satisfy their mutual need to create. Both share a profound love of art and the creative process, and an emphasis on the idea of ‘contrast’ has been a reigning influence ever since they brought together their individual disciplines to one endeavour. McCollin began his career studying textiles at the Royal College of Art, giving him an excellent eye for textures and patterns, whereas Bryan studied ceramics at Middlesex Polytechnic, which has afforded her a keen ability to focus on the structural impact of McCollin Bryan designs.
Their shared motivation to forgo mass production and industrialised processes in favour of working in small batches using traditional techniques has allowed them to create an eye- catching array of exclusive designs. At their studio in South-East London, McCollin Bryan has expanded over recent years into a small team of highly talented craftspeople that have built upon the founders’ extensive experience with their invaluable creative insight.