Design Development and Implementation
We would begin the Design and Development process with an initial consultation to get to know your requirements and undertake a design brief. A detailed design questionnaire is usually completed in order to gain a full picture of your aesthetic preferences, practical requirements and complexity of the works to be implemented.
It is often advisable and desired to agree on a design ‘concept’ before turning our attention to materials and finishes. It could be your favourite painting, an item of jewellery or clothing or an interior setting that you are fond of. The concept will then drive the design direction and deliver a cohesive and thought-out scheme.
Before progressing to the Implementation stage the following design elements supported by relevant CAD drawing would be presented to you for review, comments and approval in line with your project’s budget:
- Zoning/Space Planning
- Lighting Design and Planning
- Furniture Layouts
- Furniture Sourcing
- Finishes and Materials Sourcing
- Joinery and Cabinetry Design
- Ironmongery Specifications
- Window Treatment Design
The Implementation stage involves a provision of CAD drawings and detailed and various schedules to your chosen Building Contractor which include but are not limited to wall/floor finishes, ironmongery, paint, lighting, sanitaryware, window treatments in order to execute the design.
Once the building work is underway, we would be making regular site visits to ascertain that the highest standards and specifications are maintained, project timeline and the brief are adhered to.
Post completion of the building works and installation of furniture, we would add finishing touches with art and accessories if such service is required.
SOFT FURNISHINGS DESIGN
Each design starts in a sketchbook made up of collages, mixed media compositions and watercolours. Dedicated, ‘computer-free’, playful time in the studio is key to our creative practice.
Once developed, designs are digitally printed in the United Kingdom to minimise environmental impact and support the local economy. By digitally printing our collections not only do we obtain vivid and vibrant printing results, but also minimise fabric wastage.
Backing fabrics for each collection are sourced from London’s oldest fabric suppliers mixing the old with the new – from silks and velvets to organic cotton and brocades.
The production of our collections takes place in the East End of London. We work with a small independent factory, favoured by high-end fashion houses, because of its unrivalled quality of work and ethical treatment of its workforce. Our support for local businesses and suppliers is the ethos of our studio - to create responsibly made limited edition products.