Furniture manufacturer Mereway has announced that its in-house designer and senior product development manager, Ian Robinson has sadly passed away.

A well known face within the furniture industry, Ian began his career with kitchen manufacturer Hygena Cabinet Co where he helped launch the first flat-pack kitchen range in the UK.

In joining Mereway, Ian’s contribution to the company’s success has been significant with his ‘sharp eye and attention to detail’ a major factor for most of its bestselling ranges over the last 20 years.

Joint Mereway managing director, Bob Norris said: “The industry has lost one of its best designers and he will be greatly missed by his many colleagues and friends.”

A private family funeral will take place. The family request that any donations are made to the British Heart Foundation, which can be done via a Gift of Hope page that has been established on the BHF website.

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