Michael Sodeau was born in London in 1969. He studied product design at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design where he graduated in 1994. He was a founding partner of Inflate, and set up his own design studio Michael Sodeau Partnership in 1997. In addition to designing for MSP, his own production company, Michael has designed for several international manufacturers including Abet, Architectural Lighting, Asplund, Bute, Christopher Farr, Cloth, E&Y Japan, Gervasoni, Isokon Plus, Liv’it, Magis, Modus, Offecct, Royal Doulton, SCP, Swedese, Tronconi, Thonet Vienna and Wedgwood. He has exhibited internationally with solo shows in London, New York, Stockholm and Tokyo, with a retrospective show in Paris. Michael has designed and curated exhibitions in the UK and major cities around the world, and designed exhibition stands for several clients. His studio has produced brand identities, graphics, and web design for clients maintaining a holistic approach to each project. They also design interiors, recently completing their third London restaurant, and a furniture showroom. Michael has designs in the permanent collection of the V&A Museum and a book about his work entitled ‘Once upon a line’ and edited by Alexander Payne was published in 2000. Most recently Michael developed a collection of stationary products for ANYTHING, a brand developed by Sodeau for Suikosha. The stationary collection launched in London in September 2008 and went on to win the BLUEPRINT AWARD for best new design company, swiftly followed by a RED DOT AWARD for the ‘Best of Best’ in the product design category.