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Angela Fung and Ashley Bedford

Angela Fung and Ashley Bedford form Fung + Bedford, known for their architectural origami, working with interior designers, architects, commercial developers and galleries to design and install large scale geometric structures. They create jaw-dropping impact with huge colourful pleats, and more minimal pieces which subtly enhance interior spaces.

Angela trained as a concert pianist but after getting RSI turned to jewellery design, did a BA, and founded her jewellery line in 1999. Ashley is a trained architect, but was made redundant and learned silver-smithing. They met when both showing at an event in 2002 and became life partners and design collaborators. Angela & Ashley feed off each other’s ideas: their career took a decisive turn in 2008 when creating a display for London Jewellery Week. The laserbed would not cut aluminium, so they chose Tyvek as an alternative –it changed their art and their business.

Fung + Bedford have been members of Design-Nation since 2014.