About

Tim Gosling
Tim Gosling
Founder and Director

Tim founded Gosling in 2005 after 18 years as a director at Linley. Tim is passionate about design and craftsmanship and has carved out an international reputation for exquisite bespoke furniture and interiors.

Tim picked up a pencil at a very early age and his ability to sketch the thought process gives clients a unique and immediate visual sense of proportion and scale.

Tim has an impressive portfolio of worldwide furniture and interior commissions, including the Jaeger-LeCoultre flagship London store, The Goring Hotel, The Berkeley Hotel, BP Headquarters in London, the Oriana cruise ship and many of the finest private homes and superyachts in the world.

Tim lives in an elegant London townhouse surrounded by private collections of exquisite ephemera. He is passionate about preserving the language of furniture design and the skills of British craftsmen and lectures regularly around the world. A skilled artist and draftsman, Tim has held drawing master classes in London, Shanghai, New York and Moscow. In 2015 Thames & Hudson published his third book, the highly acclaimed, Classic Contemporary – the DNA of Furniture Design. SH

The Team
Photis Photi
Photis Photi
Director

Photis Photi began his design career at Barnet College in North London where he achieved a National Diploma in 3-Dimensional Design. He pursued his passion for design further by attending the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Art & Design in Exeter, leaving with a BA (Hons.) degree in 3-Dimensional Design (Designer for Industry).

After completing his degree course Photis worked for a traditional upholstery furniture manufacturer in East London, gaining invaluable experience in translating designs from drawing board through to mass manufacture. After this he spent ten years working for Linley as Design Manager, responsible for producing designs for bespoke furniture commissions, and managing a busy design studio. Photis joined Gosling as a designer in 2007 to build the bespoke furniture design element of the business.
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Phil Sturdy
Phil Sturdy
Director

Philip Sturdy studied Art and Design at Harrogate Art College and continued his education at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication where he achieved a BA (Hons) degree in Product & Furniture Design. He worked for a short time as a craftsman in various workshops gaining valuable experience in manufacturing.

He left the hands-on side of furniture making to pursue a career in management. He joined a large film retailer as a regional marketing manager working on national campaigns and this led to a stint in website design where he honed his computer-aided design skills. Philip then joined Linley in 2000 as a designer responsible for bespoke furniture commissions. Now at Gosling, Phil continues to design and produce visuals for our furniture and interiors commissions.
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Jean Gomm
Jean Gomm
Director

At Gosling, Jean Gomm is instrumental in the short and long term strategic development of the company, creating the financial blueprint that enables the company to anchor and expand Tim’s creative vision. After achieving her MBA at Cranfield University and Harvard School of Business, Jean studied at the Sorbonne University.

She has worked for a number of major private, governmental and international organisations, directing policy on economic, social and managerial issues at the highest level. She has also had extensive experience in arts related and creative industries, finance, business management systems, business strategy, communications and public relations.
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John Wilsher
John Wilsher
Operations Director

John studied at Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire, achieving a degree in Design and Furniture Making with distinction. John set up his own business, which he ran successfully for 17 years making bespoke furniture for interior designers and directly for clients. In 2000 John went to work for Linley where he worked for 13 years as Production Director.

John continued to expand his expertise by joining Davidson Furniture, where he worked as the Production Director for two and half years. In February 2016 John joined Gosling as Operations Director.
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Hachi
Hachi
Office Dog

Hachi enjoys regular walks and will sit under your desk if you have food. She will let you know when there are deliveries and loves a good belly rub.

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