George J. Sowden was born in Leeds, UK in 1942. He studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art in the 1960’s. He moved to Milano in 1970 where he started working with Ettore Sottsass and Olivetti. In 1981, he was one of the co-founders of the Memphis Group, the design movement that had a significant impact on design aesthetics in the eighties.
It's amazing to see how George Sowden's
designs have changed through the decades..
while still remaining committed to color.
His catalogue is pure eye candy.
"SowdenDesign has designed and engineered mechanical and electronic products since the 1970's and our designs have consistently been at the forefront of emerging technology.
With dozens of international awards and a unique background as pioneers of the postmodern design movement, we're recognized as one of the world's leaders in product design.
SowdenDesign was founded in 1981, in Milan, by George J. Sowden and has grown over the years with important partnership relationships: Simon Morgan, Hiroshi Ono, Davy Kho and Franco Mele, and great collaborations with associates: Christian Hartmann, Stephen England, Cynthia Viale, Giovanni Amenduni, Christopher Coombes, Guillaume Delvigne and Tomas Ortiz Ferrer."