Paul Brooks became interested in chair design as a student at Ravensbourne College of Design in England. He developed this interest through his post-graduate studies at the Royal College of Art in London where he attained a Masters degree in Furniture Design. Paul Brooks maintained close links with Ravensbourne College where he worked as a visiting lecturer for ten years.
On graduating from the RCA in 1983 Paul Brooks started working with Robert Heritage (CBE), Professor of Furniture Design at the Royal College, at his design studio in London. Two years later he joined Stephen Hall Consultancy where he worked on furniture and lighting projects. In 1990 Paul Brooks began working as an independent designer in the UK mainly with office furniture companies on products such as Trillipse visitor chair and Enigma and Sona task chairs. Increasingly Paul Brooks became recognized as an experienced designer in the area of tooled seating projects for the office furniture industry.
Since 2006 Paul Brooks has worked from his studio in Kehl, Germany and lives just across the border in Strasbourg, France. As specialists in office seating design the Paul Brooks Design studio produce a focused and informed design solutionfor furniture companies and suppliers in Europe and America. Products have received international design awards such as ‘IF’ award for Yanos task chair, ‘GIO’ award and ‘C2C’ silver award for A2020 task chair range, ‘IIDEX’ NeoCon Canada Gold award for Mars visitor chair and ‘Red Dot’ award for Linea task chair range. In 2008 Paul Brooks was chosen as ‘UK Designer of the Year’ at the MIX design awards in London.