Born in 1986, David Irwin grew up in Northern Ireland before moving to the North East of England to study furniture design.

After graduating in Three-Dimensional Design at Northumbria University in 2007, he completed a fellowship in the Designers in Residence Programme at Northumbria's School of Design in 2010, before establishing his own design studio in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 2011.

Working in the fields of furniture, lighting, accessories and textile design, he seeks to create engaging and enduring products that enrich our daily lives. David’s approach is characterized by a search for simplicity, distilling a product to its essential through the exploration of sustainable materials and manufacturing processes to produce functional and beautiful objects.