Hugh Miller is an award-winning designer and maker specialising in studio furniture in wood. Hugh trained as an architect, and sees his work as small pieces of architecture, where the concept is embedded in the intricacy of the detail. Hugh’s work is based on a set of design principles, developed during his Churchill Research Fellowship to Japan in 2015. Made in English elm, brass, and Japanese Bamboo, Hugh’s work explores contrast: between texture and smoothness; between hidden and visible; between plane and lath; and between lightness and solidity. These contrasts illuminate the duality of Japanese and Western cultural influences that underpin his work. Hugh’s work includes a collection of exquisitely crafted furniture pieces, which are made by hand in his Liverpool Studio, and are exhibited widely. Along side this, Hugh designs pieces and collections for a number of international design brands.