Based Upon




Based Upon was established in 2004 by twin brothers Richard and Ian Abell. They and their team of artists create work ranging from its own limited edition furniture collections such as Based Upon My School, to large art commissions. Based Upon has also created a collection of one-off furniture pieces for private clients and has a range of unique specialist finishes for the interior design market.
Based Upon’s client list includes: Comme des Garçons, Donna Karan, Nobu, Gordon Ramsay, Fortnum & Mason, and Langham Hotels. Based Upon’s private clients include some of the UK’s richest and most famous.
Based Upon’s work is frequently driven by narrative, by the story something tells, whether it be the marks in the school desks made by different territorial children desperate to make the desk their own, or questioning our notions of private and public property.

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