WHO WE ARE
Twin brothers, Antony and Richard Joseph, grew up in a family with a long history of design and manufacturing. The family business specialised in the production of glass components and the brothers spent part of their summers working in the factory as well as creating products in a workshop at home.
Having both trained in product design, the twins embarked on their early careers – Antony as a freelance designer and Richard as a design engineer at Dyson. As a sideline to their jobs, and with the support of their father, they utilized the capabilities of the factory in Birmingham to develop their own range of functional glass chopping boards.
But what started as a fun project, soon became the seed of a new business idea and, in 2003, the Joseph Joseph brand was born.
Whilst glass chopping boards were just the start, the brothers were also designing other innovative kitchenware products and this gradually developed into a broader range of housewares, including cookware, cleaning tools and waste management.
A core, problem-solving approach quickly became a key foundation of the brand and this was combined with a distinctive design aesthetic to create some of their most iconic kitchenware.
WHY WE SUPPORT NEW DESIGNERS
“From humble beginnings, the business has now grown to become an award-winning international housewares brand, sold in over 100 countries across the globe and with offices in London, New York, Paris, Dusseldorf, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.
The whole Joseph Joseph team share the brothers’ enthusiasm for innovation and are passionate about bringing problem-solving products to as many households as possible.
We feel strongly about supporting fresh, new design talent and helping grow the design industry within the UK.” Chris Pearce, Senior Design Manager
Joseph Joseph have supported New Designers for 6 years.
Video: Joseph Joseph Brand Video
Image: Work of Alex D’Souza, 2021 winner of the Joseph Joseph – Brilliantly Useful Design Award
Ollie Mosley, Junior Design Manager
Exhibited in New Designers 2019, winner of the Joseph Joseph – Brilliantly Useful Design Award
Ollie joined Joseph Joseph in 2019 after winning the Joseph Joseph – Brilliantly Useful Design Award. The broad range of skills Ollie demonstrated at New Designers has helped him progress within the team where he now designs and manages products in some of our core and future categories, taking projects from research and insights through to tooling and mass production.