This website shows examples of Anthony Dickens' domestic furniture and product design. Anthony founded Studio Make Believe in 2015 - a studio consisting of designers, makers, product developers, brand strategists and behavioural experts - to create objects that solve problems for a growing number of international brands and organisations including Ben & Jerry's, Jose Cuervo, Finlandia, AB Inbev, Red Bull and Pernod Ricard.
Anthony founded his first eponymous London design studio in 1998 creating objects that express simple narratives and re-imagine the everyday things that surround us. Initially designing and manufacturing his own range of lighting, Anthony’s work has always been diverse, bridging the gap between product design and communications by creating objects with an 'active purpose' that solves a problem.
In 2006 he launched the Origami table, a range of dining, side and coffee tables. It won the Elle Decoration Best Table Award 2007 and is now produced by Innermost. His Anglepoise® Fifty, a light that encapsulated the Anglepoise® brand and story, was shortlisted for the Design Museum's Designs of the Year 2007 and is now part of their permanent collection.
The Around Clock for Lexon launched in 2006 and the Scoot pizza cutter for Joseph Joseph launched in 2010.
Tekio, an internal studio project that was also shortlisted for Designs of the Year 2013, was launched by Santa & Cole at Eutoluce 2017.
Anthony has been featured in Vogue, Wallpaper, GQ, Wired, Elle Decoration, The New York Times, Grand Designs, Living Etc, Telegraph Magazine, Financial Times - How To Spend It, Blueprint, Icon and the Evening Standard.
2012 - DesignJunction - The Sorting Office, 21-31 New Oxford St, London, UK
2012 - Clerkenwell Design Week - Farmiloe Building, St John St, London, UK
2011 - Infinite Light- Solo exhibition, East Gallery, Brick Lane, London, UK
2009 - Hidden Art - Transforming Passion Into Products 1989-2009, Oxo Tower Wharf, UK
2009 - Super Contemporary, The Design Museum, London, UK
2009 - British Design Embassy, Milan, Italy
2008 - Designs of the Year, The Design Museum, London, UK
2007 - Design Korea 2007, Coex Atlantic Hall, Seoul, Korea
2007 - 10/10 Britsh Council, Milan, Italy
2007 - British Design Day Consul-General's Residence, Milan, Italy
2007 - Salone Satellite Milan, Italy
2007 - Design Britain Pavillion NEC, Birmingham, UK
2006 - 100% Design Earls Court, London, UK
2006 - Design UK Liberty Department Store, London, UK
2006 - [re]Design 06 Boiler House, Old Truman Brewery, London, UK
2006 - Heals Discovers Heals Department Store, London, UK
2006 - On|Off spring/summer 05/06, The Lindley Hall, The Royal Horticultural Halls, London, UK
2006 - On|Off autumn/winter 06/07, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2005 - [re]Design 05 Dary Walk Gallery, London, UK
2005 - On|Off spring/summer 05/06, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2005 - On|Off autumn/winter 05/06, The Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK
2004 - Design UK Gainsborough Studios, London, UK
2003 - Waste to Taste Sotheby's London, UK
2002 - Wood for Good Purves and Purves, London, UK
2002 - Designers Block OXO Tower Wharf, London, UK
2001 - Designers Block Hartley’s Jam Factory, London, UK
2000 - Alterpoint Milan, Italy
1999 - 100% Design Earls Court, London, UK
1999 - DUB Alterpoint, Milan with JAM, Babylon, OU, Paul Daly, Softroom, Jeremy Lord, Italy
1999 - Photon 2 with Jeremy Lord, JAM, Paul Daly at Oxo Tower Wharf, UK
1999 - DTI Showcase, Taiwan
1998 - MoBilly at St Etienne, France
1998 - MoBilly in Designers Block at Same, UK
1998 - 100% Design Earls Court, London, UK
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