Executive Director of VIA




VIA Gallery

120, avenue Ledru Rollin
75011 Paris
Metro : Gare de Lyon / Ledru Rollin

Opening :

monday-friday : 9.30am – 6.30pm

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Contact : 44 Haggerston Studios - 284-288 Kingsland Road E8 4DN London - Royaume-Uni

Ph. +44(0)20 7249 6812 / +44 (0)7956 17 17 19
environmental designer, interior architect


MA Industrial Design (Central St Martin College of Art & Design)
BA Product Design (The University of Wolverhampton)
Diplom Arts & Design (Epsom School of Art & Design)

In 1995 Rock Galpin, product designer, set up Studio Orange a product design studio specialising in three dimensional design. The studio, set up and run by designer Rock Galpin has undertaken a broad range of products from furniture and lighting designs for Studio Orange, Furniture and Interior project commissions, to producing designs for international furniture and product manufacturers. The studio has also undertaken exhibition and branding projects and exhibited in over 30 exhibitions internationally, which include; Milan, Cologne, New York, Japan and Hong Kong.

Clients have included: Aram Designs, Designers Guild, Bailey’s, Bartle Bogle & Hergerty, Heal’s, Hille, Authentics ltd, Bacardi Global Brands , The British Council, E&Y Co-Tokyo, Hille, Heals, Idée-Tokyo, Ogilvy & Mather , Planet 24, Saatchi & Saatchi, CAA, BDG MCColl, The London Institute/The University of the Arts London, Poke, Erasmus and Monkey Kingdom, The Office Group, Covo

1995 Studio Orange was founded Shoreditch, London.
Studio Orange, set up by designer Rock Galpin, was aimed at designing and producing a range of own brand furniture & Product designs. The company exhibited products all over the world in International Furniture Fairs, such as Cologne 1992,1995 ; New York 1994,1995, 2000 Taiwan 1999 and Milan, Salone del Mobile/Solo satelite show 1998, 1999; Designers Block- Idée, Tokyo 2000, 2001, Hong Kong 2005 and in the U.K. such as The Laurent Perrier Design Award 2005,100% Design 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2004; Interior Design International 1992,1993; Designers Block (London) 2003, Design UK (London) 2003,2004; Totem -New York 2001 and at the Business Design Centre on numerous occasions.

2005 Rock Galpin rebranded under his own name, Rock Galpin Studio (Rock Galpin Ltd)
Rock Galpin expansion of work develops in the area of furniture design and branding and expands further into household product design and consumer electronics.


*winner of The Laurent Perrier Design Award 2005 for the Easy lounge chair and Sketch Modular Sofa System for Designer’s Guild.
*The Ness Design Award 1999 for a lounge chair. Consequently highly commended as one of eight finalists.
*The Ness Design Award 1998 for a hotel/leisure seat/sofa. Consequently highly commended as one of five finalists to be exhibited at The Royal Festival Hall.
*The Ness Design Award 1997 for a cafe/bistro chair. Consequently highly commended as one of four finalists to be exhibited at The Royal Festival Hall.


* Easy lounger and Sketch Sofa System, Designers Guild 2005
*Bailey’s tall glass design, global distribution, 2005
*Porcelain Teacup collection, Covo, 2005
*Lobo Lounger for Heal’s 2004
*Aeron 2 sofa design for Idée, Tokyo, Japan
*Kama sofa & Sutra tables for ARAM Designs Limited.
*Household product collections for Authentics Limited.
*Upholstered seating, lighting, swivel desk chairs, tables and fibreglass chairs for Bacardi Global Brands
*Product designs for Chivas, Revolve drinks brand
*The complete collection of Studio Orange products (over 20 in total) in colaboration with a number of companies


*The Interior design, furniture and lighting design of The Bombay Sapphire Experience, London 2002-04. Comprising
Bombay Sapphire gin educational room, nosing and tasting and aspirational design bar and lounge ; include a Bombay Sapphire Blue Room exhibition.
*Office desking for Poke, Monkey Kingdom and The Office Group 2003-2004
*The interior design of Bombay Sapphire Foundation exhibition space for The Blue Room, London 2002-08-06
*Purpose designed student workstations for The London Institute, Central St Martins College of Art & Design, London 2002
*The graphic identity of Ichor, Qualitive Market Research Company, London 2002.
*Exterior furniture for Itsabagel bar and restaurant, Co. Dublin, Ireland 2001
* The interior design of the furniture shop Sarf, for Sarf (2500sq.ft.), Clapham, London 2001
*Sarf- Company corporate graphic image, from signage to stationary, Clapham, London 2001
*Global exhibition concept & design for Saatchi & Saatchi advertising, travelling to 14 countries worldwide. 1999-2001
*All furniture for Ogilvy & Mathers in-house bar, Canary Wharf, London; 2001
*All furniture (except dining chairs) for The Light bar restaurant and members club, the largest venue in Shoreditch,
London (10,000 sq ft) includes sofas, soft benches, timber benches, stools tables and outside tables and chairs, 2000
*Interior design of the Internationally acclaimed Studio Orange, a 2500 sq. ft.(260sq. m) conversion of a disused warehouse
in Shoreditch, 1997
*All upholstered furniture for SAK, Soho, London. Voted Bar of the Month by ID Magazine, 1997.


tall glass Bailey's

easy lounger chair

modular sofa Sketch

modular sofa Cocoa

Saatchi & Saatchi global travelling exhibition The Bombay Sapphire Experience