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  • Meet the academic – Assistant Professor Marc

    We continue with our ‘Meet the…’ series, where we ask customers of our furniture what they think about the piece they own. Our second interview is with Marc from Bordeaux in France, he purchased his white A Desk last year. What is your profession? Assistant Professor at Université Bordeaux Montaigne Why did you buy the …

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  • Modern British Design: Maison & Objet 2015

      We had a great week at Maison&Objet, lots of exciting Modern British Design on show. Watch this short film to see the designs that caught my eye and inspired me the most. Alex

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  • Meet the creative: Jan the photographer

    We always want to hear feedback about our designs, so we have decided to ask existing customers of our furniture what they think about the piece they own. Our first interview is with Jan from Norway, he purchased his black A Desk last year. What is your profession? Head of Photography at Skjeberg Folkehøyskole Why …

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  • Naked Furniture

    Last week I drove up to Long Eaton to visit an upholstery factory. The journey was long but as I was shown into the main production studio, I was instantly inspired. My eyes scanned the room at speed, intrigued by rolls of textures, naked furniture, sewing and CNC machines. What a great place to work. …

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  • Type: an odd obsession

    Type. I’ve been intrigued by type since my days at Art School. It’s an odd obsession that I can’t articulate very well. I think it’s the varying forms that most excite me; the tapered curves on a serif, liberating descenders, grid like ascenders and stone like counter spaces. For me there are many typefaces with …

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  • Production trip

    Last week we visited our European factory to inspect the next production of A Desks. Wow, every time I walk into their facility I am blown away by how organised they are. The factory floor is so clean, the machines are immaculate and look top of the range. Since launching the A Desk in April, …

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  • A Desk features within design trend

    We launched the black A Desk with John Lewis in Spring 2014 and it now features within the new design trend called SCANDI. Read more about creating the ‘look’ in this John Lewis guide: SCANDI Design Trend

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  • Good for the Neighbourhood

    You are invited to join us at Design Junction, Stand F78 where we will be launching our new product: Neighbourhood Chair. 18–21st September Design Junction The Sorting Office 21–23 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1BA

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  • Designed in London: Made in Great Britain

    The A Stool is the first of our products to be made in Great Britain. Due to increased demand we are working with a second factory to produce the A Range in Scotland, which is closer to home! We only use FSC certified timber, sourced from responsibly managed forests in Latvia and our packaging is …

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  • Alex Swain talks design inspiration with Nest

    Hi Alex, please can you tell us a bit about yourself and your company, ByALEX? I’ve always been very curious about furniture and product design, but it took me years to develop my first project; the A Stool. As a child, I was attracted to the design world through music formats: Vinyl LPs, 12” and …

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  • Spring window at John Lewis Oxford Street

    A recent visit to the West End allowed us to see the A Table front and centre in the window at John Lewis Oxford Street – displayed as part of their 2014 Spring launch.

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  • Interview with Occa-Home

    Occa-Home is constantly evolving and developing and our buying team are always on the hunt for exciting new brands and designers to add to our expertly curated collection. That’s why we were super excited to start working with hot new brand, ByALEX and the stylish A-Range. With a desire to create effortlessly functional pieces and …

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  • M&S Shwopping Workshop

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