Richard Snell has over 35 years experience as a furniture designer. He has worked both as a designer for industry and as a designer teacher at Birmingham Institute of Art and Design/BCU. Whilst working at BIAD he has undertaken a number of industry facing research projects in collaboration with David Rowe. These have resulted in the design, development and manufacture of several ranges of furniture. He was awarded a professorship of the university in 2007.
His designs are often generated by specific projects with end products being specified for use in airports, restaurants, hotels, schools, colleges, universities and for use on concert platforms in several countries. The most recent of these being the SE chair for Hille in partnership with David Rowe.