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Designer in Profile: Hannah Cockburn, Creative Director of Cream & Black Interior Design

Name: Hannah Cockburn Company: Cream & Black Interior Design Position within company: Creative Director Website: www.creamandblack.co.uk Tell us a little about your background in design: I have always been artistic spending hours as a child drawing, painting and generally trying to make things look pretty around my childhood home. I graduated with a BA (Hons) Textile Design from Central Saint Martins (CSM) College, University of the Arts London in 2006. Specialising in print design I gained a lot of knowledge

Designer in Profile: Stefano Cittolin, Director of CP3 Architecture SA

Name: Stefano Cittolin Company: CP3 Architecture SA Position within company: Director Website: www.cp3.ch Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) As a trained architect, several opportunities have arisen over time to think with more commitment and determination of the details and interior finishes. The architect must not limit himself to offering an envelope and solving technical aspects. The interior layout, the composition of the materials and the choice of the furniture form a whole, a unit, which must, in

Designer in Profile: Mary Georgiou, Founder and Principle Designer of Designer Touches

Name: Mary Georgiou Company: Designer Touches Position within company: Founder and Principle Designer Website: www.designertouches.co.uk Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I have always been creative from a very young age, where I used to sit in my room for hours on end drawing and learning how to play the guitar. My creativity developed into a love and passion for art and design and I attended Kingston University where I achieved a BA hons

Designer in Profile: Henry Reeve, Director of Design & Innovation for IHG

Name: Henry Reeve Company: InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) Position within company: Director of Design & Innovation Website: IHG , 2Kul Design Agency , Lange & Lange Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I perhaps unusually originally trained as a Mechanical Engineer before realising my passion for design and trained at Central Saint Martins College of Art in Design in London in Industrial design. From there I have worked across a whole host of disciplines from Retail,

Designer in Profile: Rachel Laxer, Founder of Rachel Laxer Interiors

Name: Rachel Laxer Company: Rachel Laxer Interiors Position within company: Founder Website: www.rlaxerinteriors.com Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) She began her career in New York as a commodities trader and expanded to being a successful emerging markets trader at the firms of investment legends George Soros and Michael Steinhardt. Rachel and her family moved to Tokyo where she became enamored with Japanese architecture. The Japanese aesthetic of simplicity and beauty inspired and fuelled

Designer in Profile: Leah Townsend, Senior Interior Designer of BTL Property Ltd

Name: Leah Townsend Company: BTL Property Ltd Position within company: Senior Interior Designer Website: www.btlpropertyltd.co.uk Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) I have always been drawn to the arts and anything and everything creative. My original passion was fashion and from a young age I spent most evenings at the sewing machine making my own clothes. I’m not sure much of it was any good but I loved it. I originally went into the

Designer in Profile: Susan White, Founder of Iggi Interior Design

Name: Susan White Company: Iggi Interior Design Position within company: Founder Website: iggi.co.uk Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) With a BA (Hons) in Interior Design, Susan has become a first choice for projects ranging from extensions and conversions through to the complete refurbishment of listed properties. How would you describe your personal interior design style? At Iggi, we work with clients who have strong opinions about design, this mirrors my own personal style

Designers in Profile: Natalie Stephenson & Juliette Wright, Co-Directors of Stephenson Wright

Name: Natalie Stephenson & Juliette Wright  Company: Stephenson Wright Ltd Position within company: Co Directors Website: www.stephensonwright.com Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) Juliette: My childhood was spent visiting endless stately homes with my parents so an obsession with interiors began very early. I recall marvelling at chandeliers and silk walling. It means such a great deal to me now to take my own daughter to these same inspirational buildings. An art foundation diploma

Designer in Profile: Alexander Christou – Director at 1.61 London

Name: Alexander Christou  Company: 1.61 London Position within company: Director Website: www.161london.com Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc.) 1.61 London was founded by my brother and I. The business was set up to find and create uniquely designed properties throughout the prime areas of London and Europe. Unlike most interior designers, the main experience my brother and I had was on the valuation side of the property business. This is a key component of

Designer in Profile: Ray Thompson, Director of Thompson + Baroni Architects

Name: Ray Thompson Company: Thompson + Baroni Architects Position within company:  Director Website: www.thompsonbaroni.com Tell us a little about your background in design (education, experience, etc) Studied in the UK and US and did my finals at the Architectural Association in London. I have worked in the United Staes and Middle East but spent probably twenty years now in London- working for a couple of design practices and then set up Thompson + Baroni with Carolina Baroni in 2001 How