British designer Hugo Eccles has two decades of professional experience working with influential European, Asian, and American companies on projects ranging from furniture and interiors to consumer electronics and concept cars.
Eccles studied at London's Royal College of Art under Pentagram's Daniel Weil and designer Ross Lovegrove, who he later worked with on projects for Tag Heuer, Driade, Kartell and Alessi
He joined the innovation consultancy IDEO in 1995 and won an IDEA Bronze Award for Design Exploration, amongst others. After three years of working with IDEO and Ross Lovegrove, Eccles founded Baionik, a London-based design studio servicing an international clientele including Honda, Nike and the Ford Motor Company.
In 2003 Eccles relocated to the United States to join Fitch Inc. as Director of Product Development, his team winning 9 awards in three years including an IDEA Gold, the consultancy's first in a decade.
In 2007 Eccles was offered the position of Creative Director of Habitat, one of Europe's largest furniture retailers and a position previously held by design superstar Tom Dixon, but chose instead to lead the Arnell Group's Innovation Lab in New York, working with Fortune 500 clients including The Home Depot and Johnson & Johnson.
In 2009 Eccles returned to London as MD & Creative Director of Studio Conran, the product, packaging and branding agency and part of Sir Terence Conran's design empire which includes retail, hospitality and publishing.
Eccles currently runs hugoeccles®designoffice, an Anglo-American design studio providing specialised design services to clients based in London and New York.