William Smalley established his office in 2010. An architect of rare sensibility, he has developed his own distinctive design language, which rests somewhere between a profound reverence for tradition and an uncompromising minimalism. He shares a deep understanding for old buildings and their contexts with an excitement for new spaces.
Known for his use of simple, quality materials and his understanding of craft combined with understated luxury, his work has the comfort of simplicity, a quality that is often evident in the cool, lime-washed walls of a medieval building, filtered and made lucid through a completely modern sensibility.
Found Associates is an architecture and interiors studio based in Soho, London. They have created work for a prestigious list of international clients, from private residences to global companies including Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods and Selfridges. The practice is RIBA-award winning, and creates designs that are rooted in powerful simplicity, with attention to space, detail and quality of design. They have also developed an innovative collection of temporary shop fittings – Found Pop – which can be rented for easy assembly for pop-up stores.
Neil Dusheiko Architects is an architectural design studio based in Islington, North London. Established in 2011, the team works on small, carefully crafted projects that have a richness of detail. Their portfolio of well-designed residential and commercial projects includes the award winning Timber Fin House. Through the use of natural light and materials in their work, the practice creates buildings that are elegant and timeless, and contribute to their surroundings.
Founded in 2011 by James Hoy and Alan Drumm, Uncommon Projects is not a traditional joinery company. Their bespoke furniture is made from high-quality hardwood veneered plywood – all designed and crafted in London. Both men come from very different creative backgrounds – James studied Fine Art and worked in toy design and Alan spent 14 years as an architect, but it is these differences that come together to create their unique and distinct style – informed by an honest approach to materials, functionality and visual balance.
HASA Architects is an interdisciplinary practice composed of architects, designers and makers. They work across architecture, urban design, interiors, art and product design. HASA’s ambition is to design buildings, places, spaces and objects that are functional, beautiful and that make life better. Fuelled by curiosity, they are open-minded and combine hands-on intelligent design with respect for people, place, materials, light and the vision. HASA’s work is diverse and distinctive, including transformative interventions within existing buildings, new housing schemes, temporary installations and artworks.
McLaren.Excell are an award winning design-led architecture and interiors practice based in Central London. The practice is co-directed by Luke McLaren and Robert Excell, working primarily on private residential and commercial projects.
We love what we do and invest great energy in delivering projects which are beautifully conceived and finely crafted. We respond to our clients’ needs by designing projects in a very intimate and hands-on way, collaborating with people that we know and trust.
Established in 2010, the practice has taken on a diverse range of work in a short time, steadily building a reputation for producing buildings which have a calm authority and finely nuanced sense of place. Our studio has become a place of continual investigation into how we can develop our original ideas into a built reality and this process is driven by our genuine passion for good design.
Groves Natcheva Architects is a collaboration between Murray Groves and Adriana Natcheva, established in London in 2000. The studio offers services that encompass planning, architecture, interiors and furniture. The designs of the studio are site specific and focused on the individuality of each client.
Tamzin Greenhill was born and educated in London and studied at the London School of Design, forming Tamzin Greenhill Designs in 2003. She prides herself on her style that is sophisticated, comfortable and timeless. Her work has taken her to projects in London, New York, Geneva and Los Angeles and she has designed for clients including Charles Finch, Eddie Spencer, Nat Rothchild, Ellie Shultzman and collaborated on homes for David Bowie and Claudia Schiffer.
Caroline Legrand’s work is probably best described as “eclectic chic” but also embodies sophistication, glamour and an element of whimsy. She states her inspiration comes from constant research and a love of art and design, in all its shapes and expressions. Above all she sees the home as the ultimate expression of your true self. So it’s easy to see why we love her work.
Born in Belgium, Caroline left at 17 to study in the US and moved to the Netherlands after graduating. Fluent in six languages, Caroline has travelled extensively giving her designs a global perspective and giving her an appreciation of international art and architecture. Caroline works internationally and is based between London and LA.
Photography by: Michael Paul / Matthew Williams / Kate Martin
YAM Studios is a London-based interior design studio specialising in contemporary interiors. With a material-led, architectural approach to their projects, and a love for the minimalist aesthetic, they create beautifully refined spaces for their clients. They work on residential new builds and refurbishments with the scope to cover all aspects of a project from space planning, lighting and materials specification to bathroom, kitchen and joinery design, furniture and accessory specification.
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio (MBDS) was founded by interior architect Martin Brudnizki in 2000. Established in London, MBDS set-up a New York design practice in 2012. Known for bringing a lived-in-luxurious feel to high-glamour projects, MBDS is responsible for designing some of the world’s most celebrated interiors, including The Ivy, Soho Beach House Miami, Scott’s and Cecconi’s West Hollywood. They’ve also received notable recognition, including accolades from Wallpaper*, Tatler and Harper’s Bazaar. Their projects range from restaurants, hotels and private clubs to large-scale residential developments and helping a select number of people to create their dream homes.
Thomas Griem holds a BA and a diploma in architecture, studying in Berlin and London, where he won the Hubert Sands Memorial Award. In 2011 he formed TG-Studio, an interior architecture practice offering tailored bespoke concepts and architectural services to commercial and residential clients in the UK and internationally. The Studio offers planning, new build and refurbishment architecture, interior design and decoration and product design. They work in the UK and internationally.
Fiona Barratt Interiors was formed in 2006 and is now a successful interior design studio, working on luxury residential and commercial projects in the UK and overseas. Fiona says: “My philosophy behind creating fluid and elegant spaces is born of understanding the aspirations of the client, the relevance of location and through maximising the potential of existing elements of the space. I develop these with imagination and vision. The result is an interior that tells a story in relation to the four walls in which it exists, and most importantly an interior that reflects the client’s individuality… a successful interior should enhance not dictate the way you live.”
Rita has worked as an interior designer for the past 12 years, including a six year stint in New York. Now based in London, she continues to criss-cross the Atlantic for selected projects. Rita twins her design commissions with style journalism: she’s European editor for T Magazine at The New York Times, and also writes a column for House & Garden.
Interior architecture and design company, Compass and Rose, operate from their studio in Clapham, south west London. They offer the full range of interior design services, from complete concept design for large projects down to lighting design and individual pieces of bespoke furniture.
DEDRAFT is a young architectural and interiors studio founded in 2010 by architect Grant Straghan. Currently working largely in the residential sector their work has included social housing, interiors, retailand commercial fit-out and landscaping.
DEDRAFT has a clear vision for bold, imaginative and functional design. They aim to create simple, well-crafted spaces, working with natural light and using materials rich in character to create responsive, functional and timeless spaces.
Nia has been designing residential spaces since 1997 and was a founding Director of both Studio Ohm and Cloud Design Studios. She established Nia Morris Studio in 2016 and it is now a busy practice based in London and the Cotswolds specialising in residential interior design. Nia and her team are great advocates of an eclectic approach – mixing vintage with new, a cool, linear interior with a big rococo statement piece, a monochrome colour scheme with a single splash of bright colour. This is not an “anything goes” approach but a carefully considered assessment of how pieces work together. This is apparent from the end results which feel cohesive and deliberate and anything but random.
Shed are interior designers and architects who’ve been designing and delivering environments for some of the world’s leading companies since 2000. They are straight talking, smart thinking creatives who work across residential and commercial, specialising in branded interior design. Their focus is on originality and innovation in everything they do.
Cassandra Ellis Studio is a London-based design company that creates beautiful and quiet furniture and paint. Neither minimalist nor traditional, the Studio is inspired by modernist painters, sculptors, architecture and makers, with a strong attention to detail, surface and form. The ethos at their heart is simple, useful and beautiful. And this is evident in their timeless work, created using high-quality craftsmanship that employs the best of traditional and modern techniques. They work with both commercial and residential interior designers, as well as luxury retail brands.
Honky is a multi-disciplinary, award winning architectural and interior design practice based in London. Founded in 2001 by Christopher Dezille (SBID, BIID), the Honky creative team provides a full design service, including interior architecture and schemes, finishes and styling. They have also worked with most of the UK’s leading housebuilders and developers, creating individual and innovative show homes.