Making Design Work

We see design as above all an act of making.

Pearson Lloyd is a design office based in East London. Founded and led by Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd, the studio works with manufacturers, brands and public bodies to identify and build products, spaces and services that respond to the challenges of the day and enhance our experience of the world.

Luke Pearson & Tom Lloyd

Luke and Tom met at the Royal College of Art in 1991 and work together out of a shared interest in bridging the gap between the culture of furniture making and the growing complexities of a globalised world. Their partnership acknowledges the collaborative nature of design both within the studio and with their clients.


We are passionate about the act of making products, services and spaces that are functional, beautiful and efficient and that serve equally the needs of our clients, their users and society.

Making Sense

The foundation of the studio’s work lies in a continuous process of making sense of the world. Rapid and continuous change in all aspects of our lives demands that our work be informed by both understanding and curiosity.

Making Together

Design is a joint enterprise. We are a team of thinkers and practitioners who make together – within our studio and with our clients and their users – to create products and services that are relevant and transformational. Users, technologists, engineers, thinkers, makers all come together in the act of making. We cherish these partnerships.

Making Progress

The world is in a perilous state. Covid-19, the climate emergency, and increasing social inequality all present grave challenges to us all now and in the future. We believe that design and design thinking can make progress, and play an active role in our response to these challenges and in identifying opportunities to positively reshape the habits and rituals of our lives.


Brand Development & Strategy
Portfolio Management
Market Research & User Insight
Brief Development & Proposal
Sustainability Strategy
Project Development & Support
Product Vision and Story


Transformative Industrial & Furniture Design
Enhanced Service & Spatial Design
Ergonomic Testing
Design Detail and Refinement
Design for Manufacture
Colour, Material, Finish