George Sowden was born in Leeds
, UK in 1942. He studied architecture at Gloucestershire College of Art in the 1960’s. He moved to Milano
in 1970 where he started working with Ettore Sottsass
. In 1981, he was one of the co-founders of the Memphis Group
, the design movement that had a significant impact on design aesthetics in the eighties.
The same year he founded his design studio Sowden Design, and has since collaborated with numerous world famous companies.
George Sowden has received numerous awards.