Hugh Miller is an award winning contemporary applied artist specialising in studio furniture in wood. Hugh is one of the newest members of Design-Nation and will be showcasing his work in the upcoming Design-Nation exhibition: Marks & Tools as part of London Craft Week.


Hugh’s work is based on a set of design principles developed during his Churchill Fellowship in Japan in 2015. Made in English elm and brass, 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.