Marcus Beck and Simon Macro gained first class honours in fine art from Manchester Metropolitan University and University of Brighton respectively. After graduating, Marcus concentrated on the production of limited edition furniture, whilst Simon worked with renowned designer Thomas Heatherwick. Having known each other since childhood, and sharing the same design ideals, Marcus and Simon combined to establish Freshwest in 2005.
Located in Pembrokeshire, West Wales, the studio and workshop see development, prototyping and fabrication take place under a single roof. Freshwest embraces both experimental and functional design and is driven by their desire to realise ideas. Self initiated concept pieces are at the heart of the studio, however the commercial aspect of Freshwest has also seen them win awards and contracts in furniture, interiors and branding. The studios ethos is never to be restricted to a single design discipline and to experiment with different ideas and genres.