Based Upon

Product Designers

Based Upon was launched in 2004 by twin brothers Ian and Richard Abell. Focusing initially on designing surfaces with a lightweight metallic skin – the appearance of solid metal, but light enough to be used as a versatile material in interiors – the firm has grown to encompass limited-edition furniture, collaborations with top interior designers and public art. Working with metal is the theme that links its diverse portfolio. In 2015 it unveiled its largest project yet, twin sculptures for the London and Hong Kong branches of HSBC to celebrate the bank’s 150th anniversary.


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