What we do

PostlerFerguson was founded in 2007 by designers Martin Postler and Ian Ferguson. The studio works on products, spaces and design strategy for clients, using its expertise in design and technology to solve problems.

Each individual project is researched and viewed in its broadest context to maximize potential. The resulting solutions always combine an immediate sensory appeal with an underlying conceptual nuance.

Selected clients

BBC Worldwide (UK) 

British Council (UK)

Ecsite - European Network of Science Centres and Museums - (EU)

Future Laboratory (UK) 

Goods of Desire (HK)

Loewe (DE) 

MIT - Massachusesets Institute of Technology - (US)

Melanie Georgacopoulos (UK)

Me&City (CN)

NudeAudio (US) 

Puzhen Life Corporation (HK)

Victoria & Albert Museum (UK)

Nike (USA)

Acoustic Research (HK)

 

Who we are

The approach is collaborative and multidisciplinary: a small team of in-house professionals with an excellent international network. Experience and knowledge of manufacturing and production allows the whole ecosystem of a product to be managed, from initial concepts, materials and processes to impeccable finish.

Martin Postler (DE)
Director

Martin Postler studied Industrial Design at the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design. He worked in the design industry for a year before joining the Design Products course at the Royal College of Art, London. He graduated in 2007 after studying under Shona Kitchen, Noam Toran and Ron Arad in London and at the Kyoto University of Arts in Japan.

Martin has worked at diverse design agencies in Hamburg, Hong Kong and London for clients including Boeing, Lufthansa, Airbus, Nokia and Deutsche Telekom and he has received numerous awards including the Raymond Loewy Foundation Award, Red Dot, IF Design, D&AD and Invent Scholarship from the German Ministry of Education.

Together with Ian Ferguson, Martin was asked to be a Designer-in-Residence at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2011, and in the same year they were appointed to run Platform 17 of MA Design Products at the Royal College of Art, London. 

  

Ian Ferguson
Director

Ian Ferguson studied Architecture at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 2007, he received an MA in Design Products at the Royal College of Art, London studying under Noam Toran & Shona Kitchen.

He has worked extensively as an architect for firms including Testa + Weiser (Los Angeles), Hideto Horiike + Urtopia (Tokyo) and Ove Arup (London).

Ian has taught architecture and design at the Southern California Institute of Architects, University of California Los Angeles, Aarhus University and the Istituto Europeo di Design, and he co-directed the first year architecture course at London Metropolitan University.

Ian and Martin were asked to be the Designers-in-Residence 2011 at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Together they run Platform 17 of the Design Products MA course at the Royal College of Art.

 

Our partner companies

The studio works with like-minded people, loyal clients and business collaborators.

Papafoxtrot
Founded by Postlerferguson and Hong Kong-based manufacturing consultancy ADDA, Papafoxtrot produces wooden toys that bring the amazing machines behind today’s world into your home.
Try Foods
Berlin-based food sampler startup with which we are both investors and design directors.