Design Encounter

Head upstairs and journey through a series of interconnecting spaces for a unique, immersive and personalised encounter, a boundary-pushing collaboration between Architect John Allsopp and acclaimed interior designers Natalia Miyar, Run for the Hills, Samantha Todhunter Design, These White Walls, Zachary Pulman and Sella Concept.

The Designers

Natalia Miyar Atelier

Natalia Miyar | Decorex International

Natalia Miyar Atelier is an interior design and interior architecture practice with the expression of its client’s individuality at its heart. Led by Natalia Miyar, the Atelier is a conduit for Natalia’s vibrant creative spirit. Natalia was named one of House & Garden magazine's Top 100 Designers in 2018 and 2019. 

Natalia’s Chelsea based practice focuses on interior architecture and design for luxury residential projects worldwide. From London to Miami, her teams collaborate to create immersive, sensory experiences – homes as wonderful as they are liveable. 

Natalia’s natural and learned ability to blend practicality with glamour has been honed in her transatlantic practice of architecture and interior design. As an architect in Miami, she developed a passion for materiality. As designer in London working on luxury residential projects in the UK and abroad, she led teams in realising luxurious homes for discerning national and international clientele. To watch Natalia's Meet The Designer interview, click here

Natalia Miyar Designer Profile

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Natalia Miyar Atelier Design Encounter Room Set

Run for the Hills - Anna Burles

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Award-winning design studio Run For The Hills was founded with the creative coming together of the established design practices of interior designer Anna Burles and her Artist and Graphic Designer husband Christopher Trotman. 

The studio has had a prolific couple of years in the hospitality space, designing two Kricket restaurants in Brixton and BBC Television Centre, urban seafood restaurant Claw in Carnaby, and glamorous all-day-brunch-meets-nightclub-art-gallery Scarlett Green in Soho.

The piece de resistance from last year came with the design of a Boutique Cinema, Bar & Café in Bath for Tivoli, a game-changer in the cinematic universe. Designing everything from the screening rooms to the cocktail bar, cafe and restaurant to the brand, visual identity and even the animated credits and idents playing on-screen when cinema-goers sit down. Since opening, the venue has been buzzing, with the kitchen working hard to keep up with demand. Extra covers are being added and it would seem the design really has delivered on creating an F&B destination in its own right. To watch Anna's Meet The Designer interview, click here.

Anna Burles Designer Profile

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Run for the Hills Design Encounter Room Set

Sella Concept

Sella COncept

Sella Concept is an international design studio specialising in interiors, identities and installations. Known for its attention to sensory detail and brand-driven design process, the studio’s work encompasses interiors, visual identity, set design and curation.

Founded in 2016 by Tatjana von Stein and Gayle Noonan, Sella Concept’s projects encompass retail and other commercial spaces, restaurants and bars, hotels and members’ clubs, and often include brand-identity development and bespoke furniture design.

Every project the studio embarks on begins with the development of an in-depth understanding of the brand and a clear outline of the emotions and experiences that the space, identity or installation needs to create in order to bring that brand to life.

Sella Concept’s approach is open, collaborative and hands-on, built on the belief that by working together, being responsive, and having the courage to push boundaries, Gayle and Tatjana can create storytelling designs that transport, engage and excite. To watch Tatjana and Gayle's Meet The Desginer interview, click here.

Sella Concept Designer Profile

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Sella Concept Design Encounter Room Set

Samantha Todhunter Design

Samantha Todhunter | Decorex International

Samantha Todhunter Design has an easy modern dynamic. The studio creates interiors that are at once relaxed and informal but paired with essential dashes of glamour and luxe, this balance feeds into every element of the studio and defines the company’s signature.

Samantha Todhunter Design handles all levels of project from a simple decorative refresh to a complete interior overhaul. London based and globally aware, the firm’s projects range from the refurbishment of an historic 15,000 square foot Julia Morgan house in San Francisco to the interior renovation of a 9,000 square foot Aspen townhouse; houses in London & Chicago, a pied-à-terre in Paris; the restoration of a Grade 2* Queen Anne house in Oxfordshire and holiday homes in the South of France, Switzerland and Mexico to name but a few.

Samantha Todhunter Designer Profile

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Samantha Todhunter Design Encounter Room Set

Zachary Pulman Design Studio

Zachary Pulman | Decorex International

Zachary Pulman has established himself as one of London’s premier architectural designers known for his signature stealth luxe sensibility and consummate attention to detail. Together with his expert team of architects, designers, engineers and construction specialists, his international practice takes a bespoke approach to each client’s unique requirements. It is testimony to Zachary’s professionalism, skill and knowledge that all his commissions have been through word of mouth recommendations.

The studio’s diverse portfolio includes commissions for residential interiors and extensions, retail and commercial spaces, leisure industry refurbishments as well as numerous restaurant and hospitality developments. The studio is also equipped with a complete understanding of planning regulations and listed property laws with a 100% track record of successful application.

The focus always points towards the integrity of the project, quality of materials and environmental initiatives. To watch Zachary's Meet The Designer interview, click here.

Zachary Pulman Designer Profile

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Zachary Pulman Design Encounter Room Set

These White Walls - Rose Murray

Rose Murray, These White Walls | Decorex International

These White Walls is a concept-driven and luxury-led design studio. Their approach to creativity starts with a blank canvas, and paints a picture of place that is as unique as each of their clients.

Their process involves exploring the potential of Narrative, Materials and Artistry to bestow a clarity of expression to each of their spaces.

These White Walls was founded in 2017 by Rose Murray. The studio’s practice represents the synthesis of Rose's multidisciplinary background as a scenographer, stylist and designer.  The studio launched its first project, HIDE, last year and is currently working on hospitality and residential projects, including restaurants and a boutique hotel in Italy, due to launch in 2020.

Rose Murray Designer Profile

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These White Walls Design Encounter Room Set

The Curator

John Allsopp

John Allsopp | Decorex International

John Allsopp

Before launching his studio, John Allsopp held senior positions in the interior and architecture industry, most recently in the role of Project Director at Kelly Hoppen. A fully qualified architect for the past 17 years John’s work has consistently been driven by the needs for personal, bespoke service for demanding clients and contexts while delivering the highest levels of design.

His work experience includes a number of residences, fine dining restaurants and luxury resorts - in locations from London to mainland Europe, the United States, the Far East, the Indian Ocean, Brazil and the Caribbean.

John is a multiple international design competition awardee. His personal work has been featured by the BBC, Wired Magazine and architectural software developers Graphisoft, amongst others. John was recently included in the under-40’s group of the Power List in London.

Design Acknowledgements

Decorex would not be possible without the support of our collaborating designers and contributors. Thank you for making this the best show yet!