Lugano collection for Morgan Furniture, UK

Come and see the new collection
Launching at The London Design Festival at the Morgan Furniture Showroom, Sept 20-25, 2021. Follow the link below, or go to

The Lugano collection is inspired by the in-depth concept of  ‘nurture and to be nurtured’. It has a strong natural, organic and crafted typology. With soft pillow shaped elements, simple hugging forms, natural textured materials and a beautiful crafted wooden frame, the pieces are a celebration of timelessness and British craftsmanship by the family owned, and highly regarded Morgan Furniture, UK.

The pieces are based on the principle of ‘design well, design once’ inline with a sustainable approach to increase products lifespan where heavy use elements, such as the seat pad can be replaceable to extend the products useable lifespan.

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Lugano Collection


Industry Insight – from Hospitality furniture to Prison Cell


From designing tableware, to large scale office furniture systems. Rock Galpin talks about one of the most challenging projects to date, in a private talk, at Dubai Design Week.

ME Dubai Hotel by Zaha Hadid | Review

ME Dubai Hotel has just launched. This is the legacy project for the prolific, global architect, Zaha Hadid. See my exclusive review here for Hotel Designs Magazine.

This is the only example of architecture where Zaha Hadid herself also designed the Interior.  It  is  a  testiment  to  a  designer  with  a  vision  to  push  boundaries  in  typology,  material usage  and  fabrication. It’s quite something.



Rock Galpin Studio launches ONLINE DESIGN, a direct, 1 to 1 online design service, offering bookable private 2 hours Sessions with design expert Rock Galpin to help you, our clients and public alike, create and help develop your products and brand. Sessions include

  • Brand Identities
  • Furniture Designs
  • Products and Product Collections
  • Creative Direction
  • Future Trend Forecasting

FURNITURE DESIGN. Fancy taking a short course in furniture design at Central Saint Martin’s in 2018?

Rock Galpin is running 8 short courses in 2018 for those interested in learning or developing knowledge and skills to become a furniture and product designer. Interested? Follow the link to find out more and book. Studio courses as well as online.


The next course is January 22, 2018, the ONLINE course Furniture Design for Beginners. These can be take anywhere in the world.

There are places still available:

Or course based at Central Saint Martins with use of the workshops.

March 26, 2018:

July 16 , 2018:—beginners-summer-school/

3D Printing: Exciting, meaningful applications


3D printing is gathering speed with some very exciting new applications as designers use their creativity to explore how these new technologies can really be applied to the meaningful needs of today. We’ve moved on from 3D printing as an extraordinary effect and now we see a new reality emerging that can have real impact on mass, from car parts, bikes, homes to disabled and medical applications stemming from a technology which has truly extended what is now possible. Exciting times!

The Go Wheelchair by Benjamin Hubert