About Cake

Cake Industries produces high quality, bespoke items in a wide variety of materials and finishes for designers, architects, artists, and on private commission. We work for clients in London, Europe and around the world from our well equipped workshop in south east London.

Our team produces sculpture, staircases, architectural pavilions, small bridges and other architectural features. Our equipment and skills enable us to work in metals, plastics, concrete, timber and panel products – all in house. Where necessary our network of trusted subcontractors and suppliers provide us with services such as powder coating, structural glazing, galvanising and electro-plating.


Cake was founded in 2009 by Keefer and Andy, who brought their complimentary backgrounds in industrial & architectural design, steelwork and cabinet making together to create a firm that bridged the gap. They are joined by David to provide a combined design, structural engineering and fabrication capability.

Andy Creed studied architecture before becoming a model maker for a large London architecture practice. He moved on to making furniture, working up from the shop floor to become a director of a successful London cabinet making business for ten years. Andy heads up our timber fabrication team and is our operations director.

Keefer Erickson is an industrial designer with fifteen years experience in both design and manufacturing. He has worked with artists, architects, private clients and corporations to design, manufacture and deliver small to large scale projects across the UK and Europe. Keefer heads our metal fabrication and is our managing director.

David Knight MA (Cantab) MEng CEng MICE MIStructE is a chartered structural engineer, with over ten years experience as a design consultant working closely with architects to design and project manage bridges, buildings and moving structures. David heads our design services and is our engineering director.



Cake Industries’ in-house design team can take sketches or concept designs and develop them to full fabrication ready information, including structural engineering design and building control calculations. We enjoy working with designers to develop schemes at the initial ideas stage, and believe that early engagement can lead to highly successful projects that excel aesthetically and economically. We develop designs entirely in 3D parametric software and are comfortable using programs such as Solidworks, Rhino, and Grasshopper to develop schemes and collaborate with external parties.

With a range of design experience, we are able to take commissions for design only or third party checking services.

Details on Cake Industries’ approach to sustainability, embodied energy and the climate emergency can be found here.


We offer a wide range of manufacturing services from our workshop in South London. With a substantial in-house skillset and a wide range of specialised machinery, we can create one-off and small run products efficiently and to the highest specifications. Our projects range in scale from individual pieces of furniture to structural steelwork.

Art Installations and Sculpture

We work with artists to bring small and large scale pieces to life.

Staircases and small/medium structures

We design, engineer, construct and install stairs and structures in a wide range of media and locations.

All our structural steel and staircases are CE marked to execution class 2 in accordance with EN1090-1. CE marking is a legal requirement for structural steelwork (further information here).

Kitchens and Residential furniture

Private commissions have always been a core part of our business. We are capable of designing from scratch to a client’s requirements or working from the drawings of architects and interior designers. From bespoke kitchens to fitted wardrobes, feature staircases to freestanding furniture we have the facilities and capabilities to fulfill a wide variety of bespoke interior projects. We work with architects, designers and home owners to create high quality, custom kitchens.

We also have extensive experience in building bespoke furniture in a variety of materials for offices in and around London. From reception desks to credenzas and boardroom tables we can help furnish your office with the feature pieces that will compliment your business identity and help it to run smoothly.