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Charlie Davidson

Charlie Davidson was born in 1970, Sunderland, England.

He studied foundation art & design at Farnham School of art, and furniture design at Birmingham City University.

Davidsons work can be best described as a combination of art, design and invention. Its original in concept, often playful and technically delightful which is possibly why his work caught the eye of LEGO at the 1992 New Designers show in London.


Not long after beginning work with LEGO he moved to the not so glamorous Hackney Wick in east London, separated from London by the M11 and from Stratford by the Hackney marshes with its side streets built up with toxic looking car breakers, discarded mattresses and the remains of the last industrial revolution. However the stagnant canals, the Victorian brick buildings and the draughty warehouses were a haven and inspiration to a young and wide eyed designer & maker.


Not far down the canal from the warehouse Davidson lived was the Big Breakfast TV studio (an early morning TV show housed in the old lock keepers cottages on the Lee Navigation Canal) and quite by accident found himself building props and art directing in the early hours of the morning. Along with his freelance work for LEGO Technic as a creative visionary and this new avenue into Television and soon photography Davidson felt satisfied with his output. However he realised his main passion was routed in his own creative world and an unstoppable compulsion to draw and make things.


In 1997 Davison decided to focus more time on his own work and instigated The Lander Project. In 2002 Davidson launched his first collection with Designersblock at the London design festival consisting of three distinctive pieces; The Lander chair, the A-10 Bombshell and A-10 Buck. This was the start of a creative cycle of making, exhibiting and working (for cash!) under the name Charlie Davidson Studio.


In 2005 Davidson met Bodil Söderlund and started collaborating on ceramics projects. Soderlund Davidson have subsequently gone on to produce sculptural commissions and installations including a series of window displays for Heal's, London.


Today Davidson lives in south west Sweden with his wife and two children.

He continues to develop his own practice producing one off pieces as well working on architectural projects, exhibitions and feature films as an art director.


He has been quoted as saying "I can design and build anything".

Exhibitions & Builds (Selected)


Southern Sweden Design Days, Malmö

The Object of Desire, New works

Upperud 9:9, Dalsland, Sweden 

Sauna design and build​


Berget 138, Dalsland, Sweden

Private house design and build

Upperud 9:9, Dalsland, Sweden

100 year old grain silo to hotel conversion


Nirvana, Strange forms of pleasure, Gewerbemuseum, Switzerland

The Object of Desire, Sweet Jane


Nirvana, Strange forms of pleasure, MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland

The Object of Desire, Sweet Jane      

Design Junction, London Design Festival, England

Conveyor and T4 ceramics with Bodil Söderlund

Modern Craft Show, Heals, Tottenham Court Road, England

Conveyor and T4 ceramics with Bodil Söderlund


Super Design Gallery, Tent, London Design festival

Conveyor and T4 ceramics with Bodil Söderlund

Konstepidemin, Göteborg, Sweden

Conveyor and T4 ceramics with Bodil Söderlund


Not Quite, Fengerfors, Sweden

Conveyor and T4 ceramics with Bodil Söderlund

Milano to Röhsska, Göteborg, Sweden

Conveyor and T4 ceramics with Bodil Söderlund

Inredia, Super Studio, Salone del Mobile, Milano, Italy

Crane Light

Play, Dalslands Konst Museum

Outdoor trumpet play sculpture with Bodil Söderlund


Surprising Empathy, Cologne furniture fair, Germany

Cool Chair

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