Creative Research & Developement

CR&D design studio


Jack Smith is one half of the London-based design partnership SmithMatthias which he set up with Gemma Matthias. He has a passion for producing enduring and responsible products with manufacturing intelligence and attention to detail. Growing up in the Lake District Jack was influenced by craft and woodworking that complimented his inbuilt passion for designing and making. Jack’s contrasting background in both cabinet making and architecture has combined into a traditional and modest approach. Alongside problem solving Jack is influenced by craft combined with a contemporary and technological way of working. After studying furniture design at Sheffield Hallam he went on to complete a two-year MA at the RCA. He has worked with Pipers Models, BDP and Studio Tord Boontje.