London-born and raised in South West of France, furniture maker and designer Alexander White returned to England to study 3D Design at Falmouth University in Cornwall, graduating 2010. Following graduation, Alexander worked with various prestigious artists and designers, including Fred Baier and Paul Cocksedge, before opening his own Hackney-based studio, A. White Workshop, in 2013. His award-winning work ranges from private commissions to public artwork, and commercial products. Alexander’s hands on approach to design combined with his compassion for traditional crafts and his curiosity for the latest technology renders his work relevant and original whilst having the appeal and depth of the hand-built. The aesthetic quality of his work is purely derived from his unique approach and interpretation of manufacturing processes.
Due to his rural upbringing and early training, Alexander is most comfortable working with wood. However, he constantly experiments with other mediums and unconventional materials, combining them with wood to push its aptitude and potential. To Alexander, craft is a means to an end; a unique method for creating a hand-crafted work of art with inherent character and soul, as well as function. His pieces make a visual statement but remain inherently useful, and it is perhaps Alexander's curiosity for the latest technology which spurs his unique approach and interpretation of manufacturing processes.