Mark Wilkinson:Designer, Creator and Engineer of re-imagined objects.
Each piece of Bear Industries lighting, furniture and sculpture is individual and showcases handcrafted, bespoke elements fused with carefully curated salvage finds. Mark’s work carries a distinct engineered identity with impeccable attention to detail, with his talent for identifying the character in time-worn objects he reinvents each component.
Mark is a life-long maker of things and collector of treasures, everything is important, and nothing is wasted. With a background in Automotive design, clay modelling and engineering, anything and everything is possible to create at Bear Industries!
At Bear Industries we have worked on both interior and exterior commissions for galleries and architects as well as retail and private clients. Mark and his work have featured multiple times on Quest’s ‘Scrap Kings’.
At Bear, we are open to commissions of any scale, whether it be a transformation of a treasured piece of history or creation of a newly imagined sculpture from a multitude of materials that can be brand new or rescued salvage items or both. Regardless of approach, Mark follows a sympathetic restoration ethos to provide authentic design pieces that can stand the test of time.
Mark can work either from your brief or create something that is distinctive for you and will happily work through a discovery phase to prepare a proposal with supporting sketch models before commencing the build.