Industrial designer Gavin Bufton was born in Australia early 1982. Beginning his life growing up on a farm, Gavin worked with his father as an apprentice engineer until the age of 16 before heading off to gain his formal education at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, graduating in 2004.

Gavin Bufton Design studio (GID) is based in GuangZhou China and was established in 2006. GID delivers innovative results under the Industrial Design banner; Furniture, interior, Product, Lighting, Audio, and even jewelry for international manufacturers from Australia, Asia, Europe and North America.

Bufton’s design philosophy revolves around form, function, fun and innovation. With the aim to make the product worth the resources required for its existence, Bufton believes all products must earn their place in this world, not just exist for the sake of ones ego.