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Biography: Robert Kilvington

Curriculum Vitae

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1967 Wantage, Oxon


1992 - 1994 Royal College of Art

1989 - 1991 Parnham College


1999 Shortlisted for the 1999 FX Int. Interior Design Awards : Best product for public spaces - Wave benches

1999 Shortlisted for The Jerwood Prize For Applied Arts 1999: Furniture

1998 South West Arts Craft Award, Exeter

1998 Winner of Furniture category, The Scottish Design Awards 1998, Wave Benches for, Inverness

1997 Winner - Vale of White Horse District Council Design Awards, Tilsley Park & Sculpture, Abingdon, Oxon

1996 Winner - Ness Furniture Design Award, Ness Furniture, Croxdale, England

1994 First Prize, British Steel Melchett Awards, British Steel

1994 First Prize for design, Storage for Europe Competition, Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers


Gareth Williams, Furniture Futures, Jerwood Prize 1999, CRAFTS, No. 160, September/ October 1999

Julia Thrift, Variety Pack - Jerwood Prize 1999, BLUEPRINT, NO. 164, September 1999

Adam Fulcher, Jerwood Prize 1999, LIFE The Observer Magazine, 22 August 1999

Alison Forrest, Scottish Design Awards 1998, THE DRUM, Vol.14 No.10, May 29,1998

Philippa Swann, Commissions -, CRAFTS, No. 152, May /June 1998

Liz Hoggard, Shortform - Athletic Challenge, CRAFTS, No. 149, November 1 December 1 997


Peta Levi, NEW BRITISH DESIGN 1998, Mitchell Beazley 1998



1999 Jerwood Applied Arts Prize 1999: Furniture, Crafts Council Gallery, London (catalogue, tour)

1999 Design Resolutions '99, Royal Festival Hall, London, group show of members of Design Nation

1999 Fresh Air 1999, Quenington Sculpture Show, Gloucestershire

1998 Southern Craft Makers, Beatrice Royal Contemporary Art & Craft Gallery, Eastleigh(catalogue, tour)

1998 Decorative Arts Today '98, Bonhams, London

1997 Flexible Furniture, Crafts Council Gallery (catalogue, tour)

1997 Above the earth, beneath the sky, Six Chapel Row Contemporary Art, Bath

1997 A Room with a View, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool

1995 Milan Furniture Fair, Magazzini Cappellini, Milan, Italy (catalogue)


1999 Benches and bins for Fakenham Town Center, Norfolk. Commissioned by North Norfolk District Council.

1999 Two maple Japanese dovetail desks for offices of the Goodwood Sculpture Park.

1999 Greater Exmoor Benchmarks, three benches for the National Cycle Network on Exmoor. Commissioned by

Sustrans, Exmoor National Park and Devon, North Devon and Somerset District Councils.

1998 4 meter long, eliptical boardroom table in oak, maple and glass. Commissioned by S.P. International, London

1998 Round Meeting Table in glass and maple. Commissioned by Writing Machine, Winchester

1998 'Tree' Public Art Sculpture for the Atrium space at 111 Old Broad Street, London. Commissioned by Andovia Ltd, a joint venture development by The Grosvenor Estate and Unilever.

1998 Gallery seating (set of six benches),, Inverness. Commissioned by The Edward Marshall Trust and

1997 12 Seater Extending Boardroom table in oak and elm. Commissioned by AIT Plc, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire

1997 Stacking Contract Chair, commissioned by Ness Furniture Ltd, Croxdale, Durham

1997 'Crossing The Line' a gateway sculpture to Tilsley Athletics Park, Abingdon. Commissioned by the Vale of White Horse District Council

1995 Gallery Furniture, reception desk, shelving, plynths, Six Chapel Row, Bath

1995 Display cabinets for Milner-White studio ceramic collection, commissioned by Southampton City Art Gallery/Southern Arts

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