Parsons & Charlesworth is a design studio founded in Chicago by British husband and wife team Tim Parsons and Jessica Charlesworth. After running independent practices they joined forces to pursue projects that explore the practical, rhetorical, poetic and speculative possibilities of object making. Forming Parsons & Charlesworth in 2014, Tim and Jessica have designed objects for limited and serial production, created exhibits and installations, run workshops, designed publications, undertaken futures research and created speculative design projects. Their first solo show Spectacular Vernacular was recently exhibited at the Chicago Cultural Center.
Both Tim and Jess are graduates of the Royal College of Art in London, Jess from Design Interactions and Tim from Design Products. They currently teach in the Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture and Designed Objects at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC).