Every project starts by asking the right questions. On residential developments, our experience enables us to develop the client brief, benchmark relevant projects and advise on technological trends, the market, product differentiation and how to optimise value. We are used to working to budgets of all sizes and regularly collaborate with leading cost consultants.
For private commissions, we apply an equivalent approach by understanding the way our clients live, and not simply what they need, but how we can enhance their quality of life.
The design of effortless, flowing spatial arrangements is essential to every project.
We integrate and optimise structure, services and the architectural shell and core design from an interior architecture perspective.
This involves rationalising the structural diagram and geometry, developing zoning and distribution strategies for services and calibrating the building’s shell and core design to optimise modularity and spatial efficiencies.
We also organise arrival sequences, amenity areas and common parts, unit mix and typologies and fully coordinated and compliant space plans.
For every room, we describe the look and define a palette of key finishes selected from our extensive collection of special and rare materials.
This initial concept then remains the framework as we develop, detail and specify every visible aspect of the interiors including kitchens, bathrooms, floors, joinery and interfaces.
On residential developments we work closely with executive architects to communicate our Visual Design Intent and ensure it is accurately transcribed into construction information.
We follow every project through to completion, monitoring works on site and safeguarding the stringent quality controls we define within the contract specifications.
We work as trusted client advisors, vetting contractor proposals, checking construction documentation, managing site actions and inspecting quality benchmarks.
Where required, we can also provide a full contract administration and project management service.
We select, design and specify furniture, products, artwork and objects. These items are integral to the look of a room and complete the provenance, authenticity and identity of the interiors.
We have extensive knowledge of specialists, artisans and suppliers to suit the most demanding creative and commercial requirements and can procure all loose furnishings, offering a transparent and fair ordering process and exceptional value to our clients.
For residential developments and hospitality projects, we provide a bespoke design service for brand identity, user interfaces, branded accessories, and customised products. This service adds great value during the marketing phase when designing show apartments and publications for release into the public domain.
We also work closely with our clients on the branding or ‘personalisation’ of private commissions, and have developed many uniquely crafted artefacts for individual homes and yachts.