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
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.