STAFFAN TOLLGÅRD DESIGN GROUP

Every client has a unique story. We tell it using the language of design.
Staffan Tollgard Design Group offers an award-winning architectural interior design service for an international clientele.
We work collaboratively and creatively to create bold, contemporary interiors that our clients can enjoy.
Our flagship showroom in the the heart of London’s design hub is now open:
find us in Grosvenor Waterside just off Ebury Bridge Road, Belgravia.

Staffan is a full member of BIID, the British Institute of Interior Design
and one of the 100 leading designers in House & Garden’s influential directory.
The Group’s name reflects the collaborative and creative spirit of this hard-working practice.
The Group’s work is featured in Volumes 16 &17 of Andrew Martin’s prestigious Interior Design Review.
The Group is proud to be a member of the Guild of Master Craftsmen.

We have recently completed projects in Belgravia, Knightsbridge, Notting Hill, Chelsea, Windsor and Kingston.
Our design studio in the Algarve has done some stunning projects in and around Quinta do Lago,
Vale do Lobo and the surrounding countryside in Portugal.
Current projects include large-scale renovations of listed buildings in central London,
a bold new build in Berkshire, a chalet in Switzerland and a private home in Riyadh.

Staffan TollgårdFounder & Creative Director

Staffan Tollgård
Founder & Creative Director

Brought up in Stockholm, Staffan’s personal style is born out of Asian and Scandinavian functionalism. He uses the Swedish expression of the ‘red thread’ to explain the design narrative that underpins every project.  The thread is the guiding principle of creative endeavour, the core essence that he strives to find in each project.  An architectural detail, a family heirloom, or a collection of art; each project has its own creative DNA that tells the client’s story using the language of design. House and Garden’s Leading 100 Designers says ‘Staffan’s flair for fusing modern furniture and art into chic, tailored interiors has made him a favourite with design-conscious families. Beautiful bespoke joinery is a given’.

    

 

Erik Odell-RomanoffShowroom Manager, London

Erik Odell-Romanoff
Showroom Manager, London

Erik trained at the Inchbald School of Design and since then has worked in high-end retail environments. His design education gives him an in-depth insight into the spaces his clients are trying to create, not simply the products they might need to source. He brings a friendly, easy-going and infectious manner to his dealings with clients and colleagues alike. He is committed to impeccable customer service and is very excited about the new opportunities Staffan Tollgard Design Store will bring. Please email Erik with any trade or retail furniture enquiries.

Rosalind Calow   Residential Design Director

Rosalind Calow Residential Design Director

Rosalind oversees a wide variety of projects ranging from large new-build properties to luxury period residences. She is known for her meticulous approach to projects and painstaking attention to detail: qualities that have garnered praise from clients and fellow industry professionals. Her approach to design is centred on gaining a detailed understanding of each client’s individual stylistic and practical requirements. Through considered spatial planning, careful use of colour and with a focus on texture, material and form, Rosalind strives to create unique designs that reflect each client’s personality.

Monique TollgardSenior Interior Designer & PR

Monique Tollgard
Senior Interior Designer & PR

Monique specialises in residential design projects in London and Portugal, where she runs the company’s design studio in the Algarve. Originally from South Africa, she has a keen interest in how geography and culture shapes the way people use their living spaces. Recent work includes the interior design of two newly built villas in Portugal and several London residences. Monique is also the first point of contact for any press enquiries. Please email Monique with any requests for images or information relating to our projects or practice.

Eleanor LancasterSenior Interior Designer

Eleanor Lancaster
Senior Interior Designer

Eleanor specialises in residential design projects in and outside of London. Her work is grounded in the attention she pays to detail, her strong design skills and her experience of growing up in diverse cultures. Colleagues and clients also benefit from her unflappable temperament and level-headedness. Time spent in the Middle East and Far East Asia has influenced her design theory and the emphasis she places on the importance of identity, sensorial experience and tactility in her design practise.

Nicole FetscherSenior Interior Designer

Nicole Fetscher
Senior Interior Designer

Nicole handles both residential and commercial design projects. The Group is grateful for the corporate grade organisational skills she has brought with her from her previous city career, while her clients praise her attention to detail and extensive product knowledge. Beyond considerations of the ergonomics, practicalities and aesthetic requirements of a space, Nicole has a great interest in creating spaces with a multi-sensory experience. Born in Switzerland, she has lived and travelled throughout South America, the Far East and Australia.

Kirsty GroszInterior Designer

Kirsty Grosz
Interior Designer

Kirsty specialises in residential design projects, but also has experience of the commercial design sector. Growing up in New Zealand has emphasised the importance of light and connection with the local setting in her design philosophy. In addition to thinking about how design can be used to improve the quality of our living spaces in terms of function, Kirsty is interested how aesthetics and comfort can elevate our sense of well-being. Her attention to detail and professionalism have made her an extremely valued member of STDG.

Keisha HulseyInterior Designer

Keisha Hulsey
Interior Designer

Keisha specialises in high-end residential projects. Previous experience in project management and consulting on an international platform has provided her with a deep appreciation for the way that diverse cultures solve their various design challenges and has inspired her to create spaces that are both sensitive to their local context and inclusive of an inviting multi-layered aesthetic. Her clients are appreciative of her easy going grace, strong work ethic and problem-solving abilities.

Ariadna Hernando ConejeroInterior Designer

Ariadna Hernando Conejero
Interior Designer

Ariadna specialises in residential design projects in London and in the Algarve. Her excellent technical skills and Iberian flair have endeared her to colleagues and clients alike. Her design ethos is summed up by Mies van der Rohe’s order that “Less is more”. The same cannot be said for Ariadna’s strong work ethic and commitment to her projects.

Zara KabaInterior Designer

Zara Kaba
Interior Designer

Zara designs furnishing and interior schemes for a wide variety of residential projects. A previous career in Management Consultancy provided solid logistical training for her varied and demanding role in the company. She is known for her boundless energy, strong organisational skills and no-nonsense approach to life. Discovery is at the heart of Zara’s work: opening up a living space to innovative ideas and designs.

Gianluigi RigliacoInterior Designer

Gianluigi Rigliaco
Interior Designer

Trained as an architect and with an MA in industrial design from Milan, Gianluigi brings the Design Group a strong set of technical skills. Experience in bespoke furniture design has further complemented his resume and his passion for creating unique pieces that craft a balance between function and elegance. His ethos has been influenced by Italian design, decorative arts, illustration, fashion and travel, but also by the natural forms and curved lines of the Art Nouveau movement that bring richness, sophistication and elegance to his work.

Rui OliveiraInterior Designer & CAD Technician

Rui Oliveira
Interior Designer & CAD Technician

Rui works primarily on the Group’s residential projects. Educated in interior design in Portugal, Rui’s strong technical skills, easy-going manner and strong work ethic make him a valuable member of the design team.

Karen WheatleyInterior Designer & CAD Technician

Karen Wheatley
Interior Designer & CAD Technician

Karen works on both residential and commercial projects. Further to her education in interior design she has trained and worked as a lighting designer on high profile commercial projects and adds another layer of expertise to the Group’s in-house skillset. She has lived and worked in the Middle East and Europe and considers the use of natural light to be essential for any design project.

Katie LeaStudio Manager, London

Katie Lea
Studio Manager, London

Katie is the studio manager for the London design office.   Prior experience in a fast-paced client-facing environment has equipped her well for the role – as have her sparkling energy and can-do attitude.  Katie has strong project management skills and takes pride in turning good ideas into successful realities.  Her friendly nature and infectious enthusiasm motivate colleagues and clients alike.

Paula VarguesStudio Manager, Portugal

Paula Vargues
Studio Manager, Portugal

Paula runs the Design Studio based in the Buganvilia Plaza in Quinta do Lago on the Algarve Coast. Fluent in three languages, with a degree in Translation, Paula now works to translate our design vision into reality. Her friendly manner, confidence and experience have endeared her to industry professionals and clients alike. Paula is increasingly proud of the richness and warmth of the Portuguese culture and the strength of its craft traditions.