Luxurious, witty, and oh-so-British, the architectural-design studio, Waldo Works, is the epitome of “design with a twist.” Translating brand identity into engaging design perceptions, the studio is truly dynamic, with a professional eye for details.
Waldo Works is recognised for its modern British design output and has worked with inspirational individuals and companies; changing derelict spaces into elegant apartments or translating a brand’s identity into an engaging physical environment. Waldo Works tries to connect its work to the heritage of a place while remaining tied to the present. They enjoy understanding a client’s needs and aspirations for their projects, so that they can fully customise their designs to these requirements. They are interested in providing environments that create a real resonance for the user, be it home or hotel.
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The company works internationally on projects large and small, commercial and private; and their in-house team of architects and designers deliver a fully integrated design and project management service.
Tom Bartlett founded Waldo Works over ten years ago and works with partners Sasha von Meister, Andrew Treverton and staff across a wide variety of projects including interiors and architecture as well as custom products and furniture.
The Studio’s work is featured consistently in leading publications, including World of Interiors, Elle Decoration, Wallpaper* and others; and is listed as one of the top 100 in House and Garden 2012’s list of Interior designers.
Separately to the studio, Tom consults for Yoo on large scale residential and hotel developments with budgets of gross development value of around $130 million. His experience covers working across territories including India, Russia, Turkey and the USA.
Hyde Park Flat
Waldo Works Studio remodelled this penthouse flat overlooking the park, to create a series of rich rooms for a well travelled woman. Recollection of smart apartments in New York formed the basis of her aspirations. Intricate contemporary detailing features alongside luxurious materials.
Selfridges International Services
A multi-million pound investment, and part of the architectural restoration of the Neo Classical building, the department tripled in size and now occupies 16,000 sq ft of prime retail space. Set above the main entrance to the store and the iconic Queen of Time clock, the space houses a series of halls, lounges, dedicated VIP areas, libraries, a theatre Desk, a Mac bar and Faith Room
Waldo Works restored the historical columns and moldings, then created a series of wide-opened halls which amplified the grand scale of the space. Glossy wall panels lined with a green and deep blue tropical motif partnered with smooth wood surfaces help create the cool and luxurious ambiance. Waldo Works used brass globe wall sconces as a nod to the 1900s, then introduced modern fluorescent tube light ceiling fixture as a refresher of the current times. A refined selection of postmodern furniture pieces are scattered throughout the space to ensure a comfortable and extraordinary customer experience.
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