About Afid Design
British furniture designer/maker Michael Armstrong established
Afid Design in 2005, providing a commission based service for
bespoke hand-made furniture as well as developing products for
manufacture. Located in Newcastle upon Tyne, Michael works with
private clients, architects, interior designers, manufacturers
Whether working on a bespoke piece of furniture or developing
a piece for larger production runs, his creative, professional
approach and close co-operation with clients and manufacturers
ensures a distinctive, original outcome to each design project.
Ultimately, Afid Design delivers high quality, unique furniture
to satisfy the needs of each client.
Focusing on simple, innovative, functional forms, produced
with quality materials, subtle detailing and fine finishes,
Michael delivers considered, well-proportioned furniture suitable
for a wide range of interior environments. His collection of
distinctive modern designs are produced in a wide range of quality
materials, from FSC certified hardwoods to minimal, contemporary
Based in the Mushroom Works, a group of creative studio/workshop
spaces located within the cultural enclave of the Ouseburn Valley
in Newcastle upon Tyne, Michael has steadily developed his business,
working on a large number of commissions for private/public
clients and developing pieces for manufacture.
Michael worked within industry for several years before joining
a product/furniture design consultancy where he developed his knowledge
and understanding of design. He then went into full time education
and graduated from the University of Northumbria with a First
Class BA (hons) in Furniture Design and an MA in Design. After
graduating he worked freelance for a number of years for a London
based design agency before establishing Afid Design.