garth roberts

garth roberts founded his studio in 2010 after a series of pop-up studio projects in collaboration with universities in Milan, Berlin, and New York. Before establishing his atelier, he gained experience, as part of prestigious design teams in both North America and Europe.

Since the summer of 2009, he has been working between Milan, Berlin, and New York. The studio operates in various fields of product design and creative direction. This work has included developing projects for clients such as CC-Tapis, Glas Italia, Kalmar Werkstätten, Mabeo Furniture, Serralunga, Zanotta, the LRRH_ Art Project, and others in a wide range of venues from high-end furniture to contemporary art.

His works have been honored by international awards, most notably the Wallpaper* design award, and multiple German Design Awards amongst others.


garth™ is a results based design studio focusing on interior product, and creative direction.  With a systematic approach the studio creates and implements innovative strategies and distinctive dynamic designs for cultural, social and business clients.  The studio’s mentality is ideas led, project specific and grounded on analytic thinking.

We believe design to be experimental, dynamic and useful.  Therefore we approach each commission individually from a multi-disciplinary perspective. With emphasize on the intrinsic characteristics of each project, we provide well crafted innovative design solutions, and pursue self-initiated projects with the same passion for detail, functionality and beauty.

Awards (Selected)

German Design Award 2018/Home Textiles and Home Accessories
After Party Rug
CC-Tapis Srl

German Design Award 2018/Furniture
Juju Side Table
Serralunga Srl

Restaurant and Bar Product Design Award 2018/Best Side Table Juju Side Table
Serralunga Srl

Wallpaper* Magazine Design Award 2018
After Party Rug
CC-Tapis Srl

Exhibtions (Selected)

Fiskars Village Biennale
Basket Hat
Spot Light One_ Black Folks in Design 2022
Ace Hotel Brooklyn
Twelve Stool

Dutch Design Week 2021
Eindhoven, NL
Basket Hat, Basket Sandals

Press (Selected)

The 2022 buying Black holiday gift guide | Business
The Guardian
UK (online)
November 2022

Ace Hotel Toronto by Shim-Sutcliffe blends community spirit and Canadian soul
Wallpaper* (online)
October 2022

Inside Canada's first Ace Hotel - Toronto Life
Toronto Life (online)
August 2022

Introducing AZZY, the AZ Awards 2022 NFT Trophy by Garth Roberts
Azure Magazine (online)
June 2022


Author: David Harrison, A Century of Colour in Design: 250 innovative objects and the stories behind them_Thames & Hudson; 1st edition (14 Jan. 2021)
Color Fall Shelves
Page(s) 125-126
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1760760536