SAM'S BACKGROUND

Sam Bloom is the creative lead of Ludgate Bloom.

After a childhood of Blue Peter follow-alongs, and endlessly reconfiguring his bedroom furniture, Sam spent school holidays working for his parents, manufacturing wooden garden furniture, and restoring and moving antique snooker tables.

He got properly into a creative stride at Falmouth University, studying BA Fine Art: Sculpture which gave him the freedom to explore form, aesthetics, context, and materials in a way that more prescribed design courses couldn't offer.

The art direction direction

Moving to London straight after graduation, a year making ends meet working in the production department on fashion shoots and big TV commercials lead to Sam discovering the joys of the film industry Art Department. After a further couple of years assisting established Art Directors, Sam teamed up with Arthur de Borman, a fellow Falmouth graduate and created the Art Directing duo SAM & ARTHUR.  For six very creative years they designed and built sets and props for music videos, short films and TV commercials. Also commercial installations: interior design, fashion show sets, pop-ups, and sculpture design, for big brands such as Nike, Vans, Ikea, Guinness and Smirnoff, in London, Barcelona, and New York. 

Cornwall and cabins

After 10 fast years based in London working in an overly wasteful industry, a more personal and materially responsible way of working and living called, and a return to Cornwall answered. To facilitate his London exit he spent time working in-house for a UK based interior architecture + design company specialising in high end, French ski chalet refurbishments in Val D'isere and Meribel learning lots about maximising small living space.

But now back in Cornwall, with a young family, Sam is finally realising a dream of designing and making beautiful wooden buildings.

OTHER WORK | SCULPTURE + INTERIORS