Artisan Landscapes are comprised of a team of young professionals that combine expertise and enthusiasm to design, create and maintain timeless, thoughtful gardens in Bristol and across the South West. Sustainable and well crafted materials are held in high esteem and used in all their projects, whilst commitment to their client’s brief is conserved. Artisan Landscapes hold a bevy of accolades from The Association of Professional Landscapers, including Designer of The Year in 2021, and has been awarded the ‘Young Designer of the Year’ RHS Silver Medal at the Tatton Park Flower Show.
Mark Lewis originally set up his eponymous interior design studio in 2008, after renovating a number of homes for himself and his friends. Over the last 15 years, Mark’s hard work and hard-won expertise have allowed the studio to develop from a one-man-band into a thriving North London-based business.
The studio have streamlined the renovating process, pooling design and construction experience and expertise so that clients don’t have to juggle multiple contractors. In 2017, the studio launched its own home store, which is known for its signature bronze hardware, hand cast in the UK.
Mark Lewis Interior Design put focus on reclaimed and reused materials across their modern British design style, working on projects both in London and further afield. From bespoke furniture design to full house renovations, every details falls under the studio’s meticulous remit.
Norman-Prahm architects was established in 2013 by Tim Norman-Prahm. A RIBA chartered architect, Tim was awarded the Bannister-Fletcher Medal from The Bartlett School of Architecture and previously worked at the award-winning London practices; Adams & Sutherland and David Chipperfield architects.
The studio believes in architecture that unifies place and purpose, embracing traditional and modern building techniques appropriate to each setting, and utilising them to create vital intimate spaces. The studio works in close collaboration with their clients, often beginning the process from the inside out, focusing on how one wants to behave or feel in a space. This allows Norman-Prahm to create buildings and interiors that feel natural to inhabit and maintain practicality. The studio’s work consistently reflects a high level of care and attention to detail at every scale, and has been published in Monocle, Wallpaper*, Grand Designs Magazine and The Times.
Image credits: House in Barnes by Ståle Eriksen (cover and 1-4); Little House on the Quarry (5-8) and House in St John (9-12) by Johnny Barrington.
Founded in 2006, this RIBA Chartered Practice is based in Bloomsbury, Central London. Having worked in some of London’s oldest areas, Rodić Davidson Architects possess particular expertise in historic buildings, creating sensitive and contextual designs that have earned the practice a reputation for obtaining difficult planning consents for both new-build and existing properties.
This award-winning architecture, design, and interiors studio believe that buildings are an extension of ourselves and our environment, and their portfolio expands from Listed Buildings in London to farmstead and country houses in rural locations across the UK. Rodić Davidson Architects combine sensitivity and ambition to celebrate both heritage and modernity, whilst always keeping their client’s commercial interests in mind.
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Image credits: Mews House, Belgravia by (1-3) Lorenzo Zandri; New-build home in St John’s Wood (4) by Will Pryce; Townhouse, Belgravia (5); Hans Town Apartment, Knightsbridge (6) by Lorenzo Zandri; Former Artist’s Studio #2, Chelsea (7) by Rory Gardiner; Sartor House, Chelsea (8) and North Vat, Dungeness (9) by Hélène Binet; Former Artist’s Studio, Chelsea (10) by Mark Luscombe-Whyte; Garden Square Apartment, Kensington (11-12) by Lorenzo Zandri.
Oblure’s name was inspired by its very mission – to create alluring objects. This pursuit has remained at the company’s core from its inception to today. Founded in Gothenburg, Sweden, Oblure create innovative lighting that seeks to add something new to the field. Scandinavian aesthetic tradition combines with international design influences for a collection that balances elegant simplicity with considered character. While their headquarters resides in Gothenburg, Oblure have stores all over the world – including two in the UK – and an online store.
Fran Hickman established her eponymous studio in 2014 and, since then, has garnered an impressive list of residential and commercial commissions. For Hickman, interior design is a language which affords her clients the opportunity to tell their stories through objects, artworks, furniture and form. Her team include interior designers and architects, who create highly tailored interiors with a subtle sense of drama. An authentic response to client briefs and the consideration of context takes precedence over a signature aesthetic, resulting in a varied and elegant portfolio. Fran Hickman’s studio is sought after the world over, with projects completed in New York, Dubai, Tokyo and London. Hickman is also featured in Phaidon’s By Design: The World’s Best Contemporary Interior Designers (2020).
Image credits: Townhouse, Notting Hill (1-4), Townhouse, Belsize Park (5-6) and Townhouse, Mayfair (7) by Annabel Elston; Vinyl Factory, Soho (8-10); and Maisonette, London by Annabel Elston (11-12).
Ben Edgley and Eoin O’Leary established ConForm Architects in 2017, having gained 15 years experience at award-winning architect firms in London, Ireland and Australia between them. Each project is lead by the practice’s dedication to creating transformative, contextual and original architecture, with social, cultural and historical factors always afforded due influence. ConForm use digital media, exploratory models and precision mock-ups to test their designs, pushing them to their full potential. This results in confident and innovative architecture that’s equally as assured in both form and function.
Images: Repoussoir by Simone Bossi (1-3); Dormore by Ståle Eriksen (4-6); Levels Ten+Eleven by Simone Bossi (7-9); Parallel Lines by Lorenzo Zandri (10-12); and Outhouse-In by Simone Bossi (13-14).
Established in 2002, Featherstone Young is headed by Sarah Featherstone and Jeremy Young, who believe that good design is shaped by people. The wider team possesses a diverse range of expertise, which is harnessed through open project design ‘crits’ and a focus on creative thinking to ensure every project benefits from the practice’s maximum potential. Design quality is a fundamental tenant to all Featherstone Young’s work, which spans residential, educational, community, art and heritage commissions. The practice holds sense of place and local identity in high priority when it comes to a project’s context, making sure each of their buildings is distinct and responsive to its immediate surroundings. Environmental concerns are also taken into consideration, with Featherstone Young ranking social and environmental needs over economic profit.
Images: Stonecrop exterior by James Brittain (1) and Stonecrop interior by Brotherton-Lock (2); Waddington House by Brotherton-Lock (3-4); Haslemere by Rachael Smith (5-6); Jack Windmill by Brotherton-Lock (7-8); The Old Rectory by David Grandorge (9-10); and Ty Hedfan (11-12).
This small furniture design company was set up in 2008. Finch’s team of specialist crafts and trades people work closely with architects, interior designers and builders to create the perfect kitchen, wardrobe or freestanding furniture piece for their client’s space. The unique requirements of each project are taken into consideration, and matched with the design and skills required to deliver a bespoke result. A concern for environmental impact runs alongside Finch’s work, so carbon footprint, sustainability and waste are always taken into account too.
Founded by Sadie Perry, MANTEL select one-off vintage and artisanal Mexican objects and lighting, and create collaboratively designed pieces for their well-curated online store. Second-hand items are recontextualised to give them new relevance within a contemporary interior. Each piece is uniquely distinct, and often offers a balance between both form and function; enhancing a home whilst fulfilling a purpose.
House of Quinn create small-batch collections of quilts, textiles and unique objects for the home. The design practice was founded in 2016 by Julius Arthur, who grounds his process in simplicity and exploration to create abstract views of the places and things around us. Whether created by stitching, painting or printing, the items House of Quinn produces are anchored by their sense of function, becoming simple luxuries for the everyday. Julius Arthur is the author of Modern Quilting: A Contemporary Guide to Quilting by Hand (Hardie Grant, 2021).
Founded in 2014, the London-based daab design is a RIBA Chartered practice led by Anais Blehaut and Dennis Austin. Experienced and agile, the practice values collaboration, inclusiveness, craftsmanship and clear communication across their mixed scale of projects, which span city planning to residential homes. Whatever they undertake, a respect for context, heritage and detail is maintained throughout, with outcomes that endure due to their viability and sustainability.
Image credits: Pine Nut Cabane (1-4) by Henry Woide; Guild (5-8) by Jim Stephenson; and Regency (9-10) by Grant Smith.