Commission Us

The Living Furniture Project works with a range of London designers to create each piece, which are then manufactured by our homeless employees and volunteers. We work mainly to commission.


The founder of two eco-friendly homeware companies, Sarah Baulch’s innovative re-use of textiles has been recognized by Country Living, Good Homes and Elle Decoration as a leading example of up-cycling.
She is dedicated to empowering others through teaching, and has run up-cycling workshops at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington Palace and other iconic venues with a strong design heritage./n Strengths: Eco-friendly Design, hand-crafting, re-using textiles.
If you’d like to hire Sarah to design your piece, which will then be manufactured by our homeless employees, please get in touch.

James McBennett

James maintains interests in entrepreneurship, furniture and digital design. He trained in architecture, working in London, Copenhagen and Rotterdam before co-founding – whose mission is finding the next generation of ready-to-assemble furniture and sharing it with the world.
Previously, James has been a visiting critic at several leading designs schools as well as taught 3D printing and digital design to masters students in Dublin, he co-organises TEDxLondon.
If you’d like to hire James to design your piece, which will then be manufactured by our homeless employees, please get in touch.

Nic Parnell

Nic runs a successful furniture making company creating bespoke work for a range of commercial and household clients across London. Working with reclaimed wood and sticking closely to the true principles of upcycling, Nic adds value to his raw materials through his fluency in woodworking and affinity with sustainable design.
Well-respected design blogs like Inhabitat, DesignMilk and Scraphacker sing his praises, and his work is regularly featured as part of the DesignersBlock series.
Strengths – reclaimed wood, design inspired by nature, advanced woodworking.
If you’d like to hire Nic to design your piece, which will then be manufactured by our homeless employees, please get in touch.

Geoff Walker

Geoff Walker is a furniture maker and carpenter with 20 years experience, and the founder of re-fuze – an interior design, furniture making and installation company that uses old furniture, reclaimed wood and even motorbike parts in its designs.
Some of Londons most unique venues – like Barrio East, Dalston Superstore and Noble Fine Liquor, have been created by Geoff. He has run workshops in sustainable design at a range of events from Green Man Festival to The London Festival of Architecture.
Strengths – advanced woodworking, interior design, reclaimed materials.


London Metropolitan University graduate Yinka Ilori hales from North London but his influences are both parochial and global; from herringbone tweeds to Dutch wax.
He shows at exhibitions around London and events across Europe, and works to order from his studio in the heart of East London.
Strengths – upcycling, use of colour, Nigerian inspired design.

Donna Walker

After completing her BA at Leeds College of Art and Design in 2007, Donna Walker then successfully launched her own design company where as well as designing and making furniture and lighting. She also works with spatial design, immersive set design, and public art – exhibiting nationally and internationally.
Walker also co-founded an immersive design company called TRACES back in 2011, who specialise in putting on unconventional art and design experiences in often forgotten and abandoned buildings. She currently works and lives in Hackney, London.
Strengths – upcycling, elegance, contemporary iconic design