Timothy Forrester

Senior Lecturer

Digital, Tech, Innovation & Business

Professional memberships and activities

HEA – Fellow
A©ID – Anti Copying In Design
Ceramics & It’s Dimension
Designer Makers Working Group - UWIC


Tim Forrester is one of Britain's most innovative designers. He achieved great success during a period spent working in Milan & has now returned to the UK to continue designing & manufacturing his high quality, inspirational and versatile furniture ranges.

The UK based designer-maker produces simple yet effective products that are beautiful as well as multi-functional - they demand to be touched, as well as used & admired. Tim’s design philosophy is based around the interaction between object and user and how everyday objects and activities can become more pleasurable, memorable, satisfying yet enjoyable; resulting in furniture that is a fusion between disciplines.

Enterprise and commercial interests

Design Awards:
Cardiff Design Festival October 2008 – Furniture Product of Year. Project: Hex
Cardiff Design Festival June 2007 – Shortlisted for Product of the Year. Project: Brush Strokes
(BIDA) British Interior Design Awards December 2005 - Furniture Product of the Year. Project: Luna

Recent Exhibitions include:
Manchester Cubed, Product Launch – April 2013

Cardiff City Library – October 2009
Cardiff Design Festival - October 2008
Homes & Interiors, Scotland – September 2007
ICFF Conference, New York – April 2006

Products for Television:
BBC One’s Silent Witness February 2018
BBC One’s The Apprentice – May/ June 2012
Channel 4’s Big Brother House – July 2009
BBC One’s Homes Live! – October 2007


Course Leader/ Senior Lecturer – MA Ceramic Design
Course Leader/ Senior Lecturer – BA (Hons) 3D Designer Maker


My designs regularly feature in leading design magazine’s worldwide such as:

De Telegraaf, Netherlands – July 2014
Modern Decoration, China – October 2013
Le Fourquet, Mexico – August 2013
Mocoloco, Worldwide – August 2013
GQ - May 2013
Bookshelf, February 2012 – Thames & Hudson
Cultureshoq Lifestyle Magazine - September 2010
Bund - Fashion & Lifestyle magazine. Shanghai, China – March 2009
Design Week – February 2009

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021