Based Upon is a creative studio that creates their own one-offs and editions that blur the boundaries of art, design and craft. Today we focus on Based Upon furniture creations that will give any home a special character.
Based Upon is a creative studio doing things in their own way. They inhabit the worlds of design, art and craft but they don’t quite fit in any of them. They treasure the commissioned works as much as the personal expressions. The studio works as a team of 50, believing there is magic in that.
“We love working to commission, treasuring the opportunity to tell our clients’ stories within a work of design or art. We also enjoy the canvas of an interior space and have developed a portfolio of surfaces for this purpose.”
Established in 2004 by twin brothers Richard and Ian Abell, based upon is widely celebrated for its highly innovative approach to luxury design, creating handmade art and furniture with provocatively exquisite surfaces. The works ranges from sculptural forms and large scale wall installations to personalised artworks which incorporate mementos and precious objects to create a new kind of portrait. “Our work is constantly evolving, as most of our private commissions challenge us to create a one-off or something very bespoke.”
Based Upon’s approach is very collaborative, both with its clients and within the team. Based Upon is made up of 21 handpicked creatives from different backgrounds including fine artists, a ceramicist, a photographer, illustrators, sculptors, furniture designers, graphic designers and strategy consultants. Each person brings a unique perspective on a problem or challenge, but everyone is committed to creating pioneering work, made with love.