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.
Visit us in our flagship showroom in the the heart of London’s design hub:
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.

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’.

    

 

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 TollgårdDirector & Press Contact

Monique Tollgård
Director & Press Contact

Monique’s work on residential projects includes projects in London, the Algarve, the US and Saudi Arabia. Originally from South Africa, she has a keen interest in how geography and culture shapes the way people use their living spaces. Monique is also the first point of contact for any new project or press enquiries. Please email Monique with any requests for images or information relating to our projects or practice.

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.

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.

Kirsty GroszSenior Interior Designer

Kirsty Grosz
Senior 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 HulseySenior Interior Designer

Keisha Hulsey
Senior 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 ConejeroSenior Interior Designer

Ariadna Hernando Conejero
Senior 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 KabaSenior Interior Designer

Zara Kaba
Senior 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.

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.

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.

Emi MitsiouInterior Designer

Emi Mitsiou
Interior Designer

With a BA in interior design at the Kent School of Architecture and an MA from Goldsmiths, Emi works on a range of residential interior design projects.  She marries great determination and passion for design with the conceptual skills to create compelling visual representations. Now being involved in larger projects, she enjoys exploring more aspects of design and technical detailing.

Yukie YokoyamaInterior Designer

Yukie Yokoyama
Interior Designer

Yukie designs residential interior architecture.  Japanese-born but brought up in the UK and North America, she appreciates the subtlest of details but also seeks to be unique and bold in her designs. Yukie strives to create interiors that are elegant and striking, yet timeless. Her prior experience in investment banking has taught her the importance of working under tight deadlines, communication and remaining sensitive to the client’s needs throughout every process.

Angela ChenInterior Designer

Angela Chen
Interior Designer

Angela has always expressed herself in a highly disciplined & creative manner, first as a concert pianist and now as an architectural interior designer. Previous experience at a leading architecture practice in Canada, as well as having studied at both Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Inchbald School of Design, means that Angela brings a strong set of CAD skills together with her discerning stylistic eye to the STDG studio. A lifelong passion for music, fine art and frequent travel continue to inspire Angela’s work.

Nicole FranzShowroom Interior Designer

Nicole Franz
Showroom Interior Designer

Nicole is the dedicated showroom interior designer. Having qualified in South Africa, Nicole is inspired by colour and texture and endeavours to use them in all aspects of her design projects.  A new addition to the STDG team, the Design Store is already all the better for her warmth, friendliness and willingness to help clients and colleagues alike.