I originally trained as a commercial artist and have worked in various creative industries. I started making furniture over 15 years ago out of a necessity to furnish my new home. Despite no formal training my first attempts won several awards and spurred me on to continue.
In 2008 I set up Ian Parker Furniture and have been making to commission ever since, with pieces appearing in London galleries and private collections.
My time is now spent teaching short courses at my in-house furniture school and making collector pieces to my own design. Commissioned pieces are also undertaken.