ABOUT THE BROTHERS
Hugh and Howard Miller have been designing
and making together since childhood.
Being brothers, they share an understanding and ambition that transcends most normal business partnerships. Central to their success as a team is that the brothers bring complementary skills that combine into something greater than the sum of its parts.
Master in wood
A master woodworker, furniture maker, and details person, Hugh's passion for wood as a material started when he was young. He made his first piece of furniture at 15 and, after earning a Masters in architecture at the University of Sheffield, founded his workshop at the age of 24.
Hugh is a Winston Churchill Memorial Fellow, traveling widely in Japan for his research study on Japanese wood craftsmanship. Hugh's book on the subject has sold over 1000 physical copies, and is available as a free PDF here. He has lectured widely on the subjects of Japanese design, furniture and it;s relationship to architecture, and making a design process.
Hugh's furniture has been shown widely, including exhibitions at the Saatchi Gallery, London, in the British Pavilion at the Cheongju Craft Biennale, South Korea, and in the Næstved Museum, Denmark.
Outside of the workshop, Hugh also designs for established luxury brands including Benchmark Furniture, Savoir Beds, and IceHotel Sweden. He is a design tutor at Newcastle University School of Architecture in the UK, and a visiting professor at Osaka Institute of Technology, Japan.
When away from the workshop, Hugh loves spending time in the mountains.
Howard is a designer through-and-through and has been a chartered architect for over 15 years. After graduating from Glasgow School of Art and the Bartlett School of Architecture, Howard practiced in London, New York and Sydney.
With an approach to design that combines man-made and natural elements, Howard aims to create tactile, beautiful, elegant spaces that are a delight to live in. His work spans disciplines and scales, from private residences, to schools and institutional buildings, to landscapes and gardens. Howard's work in architecture has been published widely, and he was lead architect on a number of award-winning projects including Whitehorse Primary School, Croydon and the Tray House, London.
Howard began exploring landscape design when he moved back to the North West, and achieved international recognition for his gold-medal winning Dark Matter garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. His landscape design clients include Alder Hey Children's Hospital and Haringey Council in London.
Away from the studio, Howard has taught widely, including being a studio lead at Liverpool University School of Architecture, and being a visiting critic at Brighton University.
Every spare moment is spent at his beloved allotment.