Chan + Eayrs
The husband and wife duo behind Chan and Eayrs – Zoe and Merlin – began working together after meeting as architecture students. The award-winning team’s much-celebrated interiors are distinctive both aesthetically and conceptually. Instead of designing around a client brief, Chan and Eayrs create each home from scratch with a holistic and unique approach. They live on-site throughout the project to get a feel for the space, architecture and light before they begin crafting and designing.
With total creative freedom, the pair take on the role of investor, developer, architect and interior designer, thoughtfully creating a home they love over a period of at least two years. To fully dedicate themselves to each project, they consciously work on only one project at a time. After the completion and sale of a home, the lengthy explorative design process begins again in a new setting.
Of the exceptional homes that Chan and Eayrs have already completed, The Beldi – a factory conversion in Shoreditch – might be the best-known and most publicised, with its striking green interiors and Moroccan influence.