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Shaun Clarkson has been designing interiors since the late 80’s. In the early days Shaun designed some of the first modern bar and club concepts in London; places like the Raw Club and Denim, POP and Atlantic Bar. Shaun is widely recognized as one of the true pioneers of the modern UK hospitality business and his creative style and vision have created venues that have shaped the industry. He worked was featured in The Sunday Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Elle Deco and Time Out, on a regular basis.
Shaun’s design projects in London over the last two decades includes an impressive list of bars, nightclubs and restaurants including Odette’s in Primrose Hill, POP in Soho, Electric Birdcage and Pigalle in Piccadilly, and Cheyne Walk Brasserie in Chelsea.
Candy & Candy is a interior design and development management company, recognized internationally as a pioneer of bespoke and innovative design, creating sumptuous homes in some of the world’s most coveted locations, as well as designing yachts, jets, luxury cars and a wide range of commercial environments. All characterized by an unrivalled combination of detailing, dynamic design, cutting-edge technology and the profound exclusivity synonymous with individually tailored projects.
The interior-design and development-management company Candy & Candy was set up in 1999, by Nick and Christian Candy. A team of 60 designers is headed by creative director Matthew Carlisle who qualified as an interior and architectural designer and joined Candy & Candy at its inception. The company won Best Residential Living Space at the International Design & Architecture Awards 2011.
This company is currently working on private client projects in nine countries: UK, Monaco, Spain, Italy, America, Russia, Qatar, Nigeria and Dubai. A slick design team catering for a global clientele, dedicated to searching out the latest technology and commissioning rising young designers for one-off pieces. This is turnkey design at its most sophisticated.
Tara Bernerd started her design career with a property company and went on to co-found the design practice Target Living in 2002. Last year, she relaunched as Tara Bernerd & Partners, focusing on creative direction and interior design. She has a team of 10 at her new Belgravia offices.
Tara’s recent triumph has been the complete interior architecture and design of Belgraves, a flagship hotel in Belgravia. Also ongoing is the design of 1,000 lodges for a new Center Parcs village near Woburn Abbey; a 50-metre yacht for a family; an apartment in the Trump Tower, New York; and several private homes.
At the Studio the design philosophy is quite simply to realise our clients’ vision.
The Team, Headed by Sara Cosgrove (that worked in the past for Helen Green, Candy&Candy and Allegra Hicks), is made up of 26 creative and design savvy individuals within the industry with a wealth of experience in Luxury Interior Design.
“My goal is to achieve functional luxury. I approach every interior from the client’s perspective and this is what keeps my design work interesting. There is no painting by numbers at The Studio.”Here we show you some pictures of Studio at Harrods’ project: The North London Contemporary Residence
Robert Kime started trading in antiques while reading history at Oxford. He went on to become an antiques dealer and is now one of Britain’s most respected interior decorators. His Wiltshire-based company and two London shops contain a treasure trove of antiques, alongside his own range of fabrics, wallpapers, furniture and lighting.
Robert Kime’s name has been synonymous with the grandest of English country houses, yet his decorating style is subtle, layering muted colours and fine antiques. His own-design fabrics, woven and hand-printed in England, blend in seamlessly.
Here we show some pictures of one of his projects: A House in the Woods
“My approach is to combine everything suitable that gives a room the feeling of freshness, originality and a more beautiful atmosphere for living.”
Intarya has been at the forefront of the design industry since 1994, creating spectacular and acclaimed interiors for some of the most discerning and design-aware clients. Working in the UK and internationally, our portfolio of projects includes grand townhouses, historical grade-listed country houses, palaces, penthouses, apartments and chalets. We have also achieved high critical acclaim for a recent Superyacht project.
See also: TOP INTERIORS DESIGNERS IN UK – PART 5
Background Juliette Byrne graduated from the Chelsea School of Art and trained at Conran, before launching her architectural interior-design consultancy in the Eighties. At her SW3 offices, she has four full-time designers.
Juliette’s ongoing work includes the restoration of a Grade II listed villa in Greenwich and the decoration of houses in Richmond and Chelsea, and, with Catherine Pawson, she has completed a property in Phillimore Gardens. This year, she will go to China with the London Chamber of Commerce to develop relationships with potential clients.
“I interpret the client’s style and carry it out to the highest standards, from construction to a turnkey finish. I work with the client’s own collections or create a new bespoke selection. Everything is executed with tremendous attention to detail, within the client’s budget.” – Juliette
Carden Cunietti was established 16 years ago by Audrey Carden and Eleanora Cunietti. Audrey (top) studied art history at Glasgow University and Eleanora graduated in art and design from Ontario College of Art and Design. They have a team of 12, and Sarah Chambers also became a director in 2007.
Specialising in high-end residential design, Carden Cunietti is currently at work on projects in Ireland, Israel, two houses in the South of France, and a manor house on Jersey. They have recently completed a mansion in Los Angeles, two apartments in New York, and family houses in London and Hong Kong.
Swedishborn Martin Brudnizki moved to England in 1990 and studied interior architecture and design at the American University in London. He worked for a variety of architects and designers before launching his practice in 2000. He heads a thriving team of 40 at his Lots Road design studios.
Martin Brudnizki is riding high, the trusted designer du jour for opulent, modern designs in restaurants around the world. For the lucky few, he also designs selected private homes.
Kelly Hoppen has been working for 20 years and established a global reputation. She runs a studio in Nothing Hill with a team of 35, a design school and a brand of furniture available in China, Hong Kong, US, Dubai and Singapore.
Here is a video of Kelly talking about her passion for interior design: Kelly Hoppen talks about passion
Kelly’s current residential interior-design projects include a trio of 280-square-metre apartments in Verbier, private homes in Geneva and Moscow, a 2,300-square-metre apartment in Beirut, a 1,850-square-metre house in Hampstead, and a footballer’s home on Barbados.
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