By 1997 , Richard Anderson had just gained a 2.1 degree in Three Dimensional Design from the highly respected design facility of the University of Northumberland in Newcastle.Prior to this Richard had spent two years studying Industrial Design at Bournemouth College of Art and Design.
I was initially based in a small South London complex of other like minded designers, makers and Artists. Early commission were for private clients deigning and making furniture, but the need to expand and grow the business saw me working more towards the close collaboration with Interior Designers and Architects.
In 2003 Architype relocated to larger premises near the city of Norwich, increased production capabilities ensured that new and existing customers would receive dedication to quality and innovation.
During this period I began to utilize 3D design software in combination with CAM/CNC technology for some aspects of manufacture.
In 2007 self employment was temporarily mothballed when Richard was invited to join one of the UK largest commercial furniture manufactures, JDS Plaswood, in the role of Project Manager for the specialized furniture that was required for the first class lounges of the new Heathrow T5, and the european role out of new GAME stores.
The completion of this prestigious project in Spring 2008 and the relocation to Bielefeld German resulted in the formation of "Pattern Design" a company dedicated to CNC manufacture.