Thank you so much to everyone that voted for our project in Design et Al’s International Design & Architecture Awards. The awards ceremony at the Dorchester was an absolute treat and we were so thrilled (and a little shocked) when we were announced as the winner of this category. This project was an amazing achievement for everyone involved, and Nick Baker Architects deserve a special mention.
This Knightsbridge town house had originally been designed by a property developer intent on selling. Our brief was to add glamour, elegance and sophistication to the house, especially in the master suite and the reception and dining rooms. Key to Staffan Tollgard Design Group’s philosophy is the Scandinavian notion of the ‘red thread’. The thread is the guiding principle of creative endeavour and what ultimately gives each design we work on a sense of coherence and continuity. Be it a work of art, a motif in a fabric or a commitment to a period of design, each of our projects has an unique red thread that tells the client’s story using the language of design. The clients’ love of Art Deco encouraged us to take inspiration from original pieces and design principles for the ‘red thread’ linking the design of this extensive refurbishment.
We are very pleased that the bathroom design is in the final three for the 2012 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards.
A sculptural, innovative, dynamic architect’s vision realised on Portugal’s sunshine coast. With huge spans of glass, concrete and stone the challenge was to bring colour and life to this temple to light.
We are delighted that we won a 5 Star Award at the International Property Awards. In true Awards fashion we want to thank our lovely clients, the fantastic architect Armando Guerreiro for such an inspiring design and the contractor Nikkle Rood from Rood Construcoes Lda for executing the work so well. It was such a pleasure and a privilege to work alongside these professionals.
We are so proud that the Inchbald School of Design has chosen Staffan to feature in their most recent advertising campaign. The relationship with the school continues to be very important to us as a practice and we value the contribution that they have made to the way we work. The education at the Inchbald continues to be a fantastic foundation for a career in interior design.
Kingston Mansion is a newly-built contemporary Arts and Crafts home on the outskirts of London. With apparently conflicting client requirements of a boutique interior combined with a fun family home, our challenge was to reconcile these elements in a design with overarching coherence. Our consistent use of materials in the interior architecture and joinery, along with the use of an Arts and Crafts inspired motif throughout all levels of the interiors, greatly aided the overall stylistic unification of the house. This considered approach provided the clients with a highly unique, bespoke and boutique family home, with which they are thrilled.
We are, in turn, delighted by the fact that the project was commended by The Sunday Times British Homes Awards. It is an honour to have our work judged by such a distinguished panel and to be one of the finalists alongside such impressive design contemporaries.
We are delighted that a selection of our interiors are featured in Volume 16 of Andrew Martin’s Interior Design Review. Staffan saw the book at Maison last week and we’ve ordered our advance copies. Huge thanks to the team at Andrew Martin, as well as all of our clients and the designers here at Staffan Tollgard Design Group. It’s such an honour to be included amongst such a talented group.
Leading South African interiors magazine Habitat have published a great article about our project in Quinta do Lago. We did the interior design for this stunning house last year and were inspired by Architect Armando Guerreiro’s use of glass, concrete and natural stone. Our favourite piece is the house is probably the huge Bocci chandelier that hangs in the double-height entrance space.
It was great to take part in one of the films that HSBC made as part of its Press Play campaign. They want to inspire people to press play on dreams that might have been put on hold because of the economic situation – to do the things that they really want to do in life.
They felt that, as interior designers, we had a unique insight into our client’s hopes and inspirations, and that we understood how fundamental their homes are to their lives and their happiness.
The other films feature a wedding planner and a car designer. They were made by Amity Films for Wardour and the day spent filming in one our client’s homes and in our showroom was a real insight for us into just how much work goes into a 60 second film. Not unlike interior design really.
As well as some branches, they appear on the bank’s website and its YouTube Channel and feature alongside a prize draw offering £10,000 to one lucky customer to help them press play on their life.
A sculptural, innovative, dynamic architect’s vision realised on Portugal’s sunshine coast. With huge spans of glass, concrete and stone, the challenge was to bring colour and life to this temple of light.
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We hope that House & Garden won’t mind if we reproduce their introduction to their Leading 100 Interior Designers directory in this post. We are just very proud to be a part of it again.
If House & Garden is to be the standard bearer of the best in interior design it follows that we must champion the men and women in the profession. That is why we publish this directory every three years – a list that is compiled after exhaustive research. Some of these designers will help you spend a fortune and some will help you save money. However, they all have one thing in common: they have earned their place here by doing what they do excellently.
Staffan is designing the Nordic House for the Scandinavia Show together with Annika Vallgren and the rest of the STDG commercial team.
“I am very excited about creating the different rooms and including furniture that will be representative of the specific time periods,” says Tollgård. “Great designs take themselves out of a timeline, so the surprise will be putting them back into their context. I think visitors to the house will see that Scandinavian design has been consistently ahead of the curve – that the Gustavian period and the mid-century modern aren’t as historically unfamiliar as one would expect. The challenge for me is going to be narrowing down the designs from the huge selection of great Scandinavian pieces that represent each era.”