Matt Whiteley studied sculpture and furniture making. He designs and makes wooden furniture that aims to showcase the special qualities of the material and reflect the traditions of cabinetmaking but with an eye toward contemporary design.
His workshop is in Sugarhouse Studios in Bermondsey, sharing facilities with several other furniture makers, and working alongside craftspeople, designers and fine artists.
He established Matt White Studio this year with the aim to create furniture that expresses a sculptural language and sculptural objects that also function as furniture, and to explore new materials and processes that can complement and expand upon his craft.
He also teaches furniture making at London Metropolitan University.