Our team

our background

Our team of designer makers come from furniture and product backgrounds completing BA degrees at Nottingham, High Wycombe and Oxford & Cherwell Valley universities. They are hands on and creative, with a comprehensive knowledge of what is possible with structure and materials.

Nick Burborough who heads the Zigzag team worked as senior designer at Philip Watts Design for 5 years before setting up his own design studio to offer his own twist of unique and creative design, specialising in stairs and furniture.

our philosophy

To bring unique and creative designs solutions to our clients with an open and flexible approach to the development of a project, and to guide our clients through the design and build process from concept to completed installation. ‘We want to push the boundaries of design and  detailing to create something different and unique for our clients.’ – Nick Burborough.

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meet the team

  • Nick

  • Creative Director

 Nick studied furniture and product design at Nottingham Trent University and went on to be senior designer at the now renowned Philip Watts Design, where he ran the design studio and helped build a 10 strong team. He set up BDG back in 2000 and has recently merged with Zigzag (uk) to head up an international design and make consultancy with offices in the UK, Dubai and Paris.

  • Ben

  • Designer

Ben is a talented designer at Zigzag (uk). He graduated from Oxford & Cherwell Valley furniture making course this year and has worked for Zigzag over the years. His skills are varied from furniture production, sculpture, to computer CAD work. His passions lie in accurate detailing and precision of one off pieces and falling off mountain bikes.

  • Michelle

  • Office & Accounts Manager

Michelle is the office and accounts manager at Zigzag, she is also responsible for marketing and PR which she has worked in over the years. She runs her own antiques and vintage outlet and is a driving force behind Zigzags Heritage balustrade and product ranges, for which she sources and acquires antique originals for the team to turn into patterns for new designs.

  • Nathan

  • Designer Maker

Nathan joined the Zigzag team last year and is now an integral part of workshop production and on site installations. He has worked on site for the last 3 years and is currently honing his sculptural pattern making skills needed to be a little bit different, here at Zigzag. In his spare time his hair grows and he does a bit of banger racing!