Earlier this month, The Brit List 2022 was published, which profiles the leading interior designers, architects and hoteliers in Britain, following the projects that have completed throughout this year. Kickstarting a three-part editorial series, here are The Brit List Interior Designers of 2022…
The Brit List Awards has become known for its bold personality, expressive award ceremonies and its unique and in-depth style to leave no stone unturned when identifying who among the industry are the leading figures in design, architecture and hospitality.
Each year, from the entries that are submitted, the team at Hotel Designs, with the help of the judging panel, whittle down the entries to carve out the top 25 designers, top 25 architects and top 25 hoteliers – it has become an integral part of the campaign so that the industry can celebrate beyond the individual winners.
Over the course of the next few weeks, our editorial team will publish, in alphabetical order, the 75 individual profiles that together make up The Brit List 2022. And where better place to start than with this year’s leading interior designers.
The Brit List Designers of 2022 are…
Alex Bauman-Lyons, Head of Design, edyn
Since becoming Head of Design at edyn in 2020, Alex Bauman-Lyons continues to oversee all design decisions at edyn – including the look and style of all Locke and Cove properties – working to ensure each brand shelters its own personality.
Following this year’s activity, which saw the arrival of Locke in Munich, Bauman-Lyons and his team are currently working on designing a Locke property in Zurich, which will boost a selection of restaurants and bars, as well as paired back appartments.
When asked what the DNA of each brand under edyn represented, Bauman-Lyons answered: “We push the boundaries at Locke. For us, it’s proof that we are doing something bold and unique. Cove is a very different approach. Great design is still at the heart of the product, but the approach is more familiar and residential. It is less about a specific response to the location and more about evoking a sense of home. The FF&E and finishes are selected to reflect the way we furnish our homes – unrelated, yet complimentary pieces that are collected over time.”
Alex Holloway, Co-Founder and Creative Director, Holloway Li
Alex Holloway is the Co-Founder of Holloway Li, and, together with Na Li, is responsible for the overall creative output and design direction of the company. He also manages the studio’s London projects.
One of the studio’s recent projects was an aparthotel, owned by edyn, called Wunderlocke. Containing 360 serviced studio apartments, and situated in Munich’s buzzing Obersendling district, the property takes over an office building that previously belonged to German tech company Siemens.
Holloway Li aimed to celebrate the building’s raw structure and reveal its authentic soul, avoiding a more traditional ‘material intensive’ approach to retrofitting. Inspired by this approach, the studio stripped back the building to its concrete shell and added a carefully curated selection of furnishings, using natural colours and materials where possible.
Alexander Evangelou, Creative Director, Alexander Waterworth
Alexander Waterworth, established in 2010, is a distinguished international interior architecture practice, providing a fully comprehensive service to clients around the world. Its Creative Director, Alexander Evangelou, believes that, “design excellence is the relationship between design, aesthetics and functionality. Neither one should be compromised. They should work in harmony by complementing and enhancing [a space] to achieve a beautiful and practical solution.”
The studio’s latest project, which has been a labour of love for Evangelou and his team since 2017, is the interior design inside Rosewood Vienna, housed in a restored 19th century building. Inside, the guestrooms and suites have been created to conjure up feelings of home. The relaxed design scheme includes warm, amber curtains, crisp white linen, herringbone hardwood floors and an unmatched view over the Old Town’s skyline.
Charlie North, Vice President of Interior Design, Ennismore Design Studio
In what quite possibly has been one of the most anticipated hotel openings in Scottish history – from early teasers to the doors swinging open in Spring 2022 – Gleneagles Townhouse has finally arrived. During a painstaking five-year restoration project, Ennismore Design Studio was tasked to expand the legacy of Gleneagles, to create a boutique hotel in the heart of Edinburgh, sheltered inside a converted bank.
Beyond the strong public areas, which give a nod to the building’s former purpose, and sit under a striking glass-domed ceiling surrounded by ornate architecture, the hotel features just 33 well-dressed rooms. These fall into three categories: ‘Nook’ the smallest, located in the eaves of the building; ‘House’, moderate size, sumptuous and sedate; and ‘Master’ the largest and most luxurious, all pulled together by Charlie North, Ennismore’s Vice President of Design, who has been a main protagonist in creating the soul of the boutique jewel, which some have described as ‘Gleneagles’ sassy little sister’.
Constantina Tsoutsikou, Founder, Studio LOST
Constantina Tsoutsikou, the former Creative Director of HBA London and Founder of Studio LOST, said that, “it wasn’t hard to find a sense of place” when designing the interiors inside – and outside – Numo lerapetra, Crete, which opened last year.
The design vision for the hotel was to renovate a ‘tired resort’ and create an escapist destination where people can come together to relax and create memories. Confronting the task with an open mind, Tsoutsikou realised that the resort had been built one building at a time over a period of thirty years. It therefore lacked personality and was not suitable for modern travellers. The designer created an intimate dialogue between the surrounding landscape and the accommodation inside. The result was a simple yet stylish design scheme that oozed beach vibes.
The renovation of the resort was a great opportunity for Studio LOST to put into action its approach around sustainability, and in particular upcycling. This allowed the designer to restore and repair existing items, such as wardrobe carcasses and other furniture pieces that now sit, in harmony, in between new elements.
German Mendoza, Senior Associate, Wimberly Interiors
With more than 20 years of experience in architecture and interior design, German Mendoza has a keen eye for detail and a passion for quality. His experience includes extensive work worldwide, with a specific focus throughout the Middle East, Asia, and Europe.
Prior to joining Wimberly Interiors, Mendoza specialised in high-end residential projects for a well-established London firm. Over the course of his career, Mendoza has developed expertise in the design and delivery of exclusive projects, ranging from high-end residential to urban and resort hotels, for both new-build and renovation projects.
Known among his team for being proactive and self-motivated, Mendoza collaborates with owners, developers and operators to deliver unique and inspiring interior design. His portfolio includes an array of prestigious and internationally acclaimed projects, such as the newly opened EDITION Hotel Abu Dhabi, Kempinski Hotel Jinan, Viceroy Kopaonik Serbia, Ritz- Carlton Amman and St. Regis Astana.
Jacu Strauss, Creative Director, Lore Group – WINNER: Interior Designer of the Year
One Hundred Shoreditch sent shockwaves through London when it opened in February of 2022. Not only was it the result of a strong desire to truly ‘breathe life into a tired building’, but it also marked Lore Group’s fourth property designed by Jacu Strauss.
The hotel was a conscious refurbishment, taking the ‘bones’ of Ace London Shoreditch and updating all areas for a more ‘grown up Shoreditch’. Externally, the building was made to feel more democratic and part of the community with the addition of oriel windows and a new front to the wine bar. The brief was for the hotel’s public areas to retain the fun and vibrancy associated with the area, while the bedrooms were designed to represent a sense of calm in the heart of Shoreditch.
Past projects from Strauss include his work on Sea Containers London under Tom Dixon, the refurbishment of select spaces at Kimpton de Witt Amsterdam, creating Riggs Washington D.C. and his work on office and residential properties in New York City.
Jane Landino, Head of Creative, Taylor Howes Design
Together with Lottie Suckling, Senior Interior Designer at Taylor Howes Design, Jane Landino has, put simply, set new hospitality standards in Soho London with the design of Chateau Denmark. Set across 16 buildings, the 55-key hotel shelters a vintage-gothic look and feel mixed together with a punk personality.
The attention to detail within the interior design scheme, and in particular furniture specification, was unparalleled – think hand-carved skulls on desks, skull-button detailing, bronze-cast feet on the drawers and a striking lighting scheme to match.
Most of the pieces were bespoke creations that needed a lot of research and development along the way as prototypes with different materials to achieve the look and feel that would be both contract grade and commercially viable.
The overall hotel’s aim to create ‘party like a rockstar’ interiors has been met thanks to the team at Taylor Howes Design, which, most impressively, is the studio’s first hotel project, after making its name in the high-end residential market.
John Williams, Founder, SpaceInvader
SpaceInvader, launched in 2009 by John Williams with the aim to provide word-class interior design solutions, has become a regional, national and international player on the hotel design scene.
The hands-on designer is currently working on a boutique hotel design in Chester for Wildes Group. The scheme is luxurious and highly creative whilst being sensitive to its Grade II listed building in Chester’s famous historical centre ‘The Rows’. The studio’s remit covers the whole interiors, from reception and public spaces, to room design, a spa area as well as the hotel’s brand-new restaurant, X by Harry Guy.
At the other end of the style spectrum, the studio has created the interiors for a new-build, nine-storey, 95-bed Tribe hotel within Malta’s fast-developing airport city complex for client Claret Group in partnership with Accor. The hotel will encompass ground and mezzanine floor F&B, co-working spaces and external decking, as well as a rooftop bar, terrace and pool. The scope of work includes all standard and executive bedrooms and corridors, as well as public spaces, with an exciting, ultra- contemporary feel driven by a narrative of the Zoetrope – an early form of animation technology, offering fast-moving contrasts from light to dark.
Lauren Hughes-Glass, Associate, Ica
Maintaining relationships is key to project success, and Lauren Hughes- Glass thrives on collaborative energy, combining creativity with methodology in all her projects. With more than 15 years’ experience in hospitality, she continues to lead design teams on large-scale, complex projects, working alongside some of the world’s leading brands, including delivering the first Virgin Hotel outside the US, which is the 222-key Virgin Hotel Edinburgh.
Collaborating with the Virgin team, Hughes-Glass led her team to bring the brand’s playful concepts to life, designing for Edinburgh’s past and future while creating joy in the unique spaces that the Virgin brand offers within both the listed and new-build elements of the structure. The existing grandeur of the exterior extends into the interior design to enhance the features of the listed buildings while anchoring everything in the signature Virgin experience.
In combining the old with the new, more contemporary design features were sprinkled throughout the hotel to inspire wonder and awe: a glass- panelled corridor leading to the reception area, a very modern ‘scarlet lounge’ sitting within a very traditional corniced room and the exposed stone in the Commons Club restaurant combined with eclectic lighting and artwork bring a playfulness to the public spaces.
The luxury Chambers and Grand Chamber Suites are combined with a variety of bars, restaurants, and private dining spaces at street level enlivening both Victoria Street and Cowgate. The Chambers themselves combine sophisticated, neutral tones and pops of bright red colour, faithful to Virgin’s signature brand.
Lewis Taylor, Design Director, David Collins Studio
As Design Director of David Collins Studio, Lewis Taylor has led the design and delivery of the studio’s hospitality and retail projects. These include the Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo worldwide store roll-outs, projects for Harrods, David Morris, McQ, Louis Leeman, Pret A Manger, de Grisogono and most recently the 376-key hotel Le Meridien in Seoul.
He works closely with Creative Director, Simon Rawlings, ensuring that Rawlings’ creative vision is realised and overseeing each element of the design and delivery process at a senior level. In the 12 years since he joined David Collins Studio, Taylor has tackled an increasingly global scope of work.
Up-coming projects include Anantara Nice Plaza Hotel, Scarpetta Doha and Queen Anne for Cunard, which is being designed in collaboration with Richmond International, Sybille de Margerie and Adam D. Tihany.
“What David [Collins] taught me was always to put myself in the customer’s shoes; to painstakingly consider every aspect of the user journey,” Taylor said. “When you’re entering a hotel room, for example, is there somewhere to leave your keys and hang your coat? It’s easy to lose sight of the practical requirements of a space when you’re in the midst of the design process, but that is one of the major strengths of David Collins Studio – we’re always acutely aware that a space has to work operationally as well as aesthetically.”
Marie Soliman, Co-Founder, Bergman Design House – HIGHLY COMMENDED, Interior Designer of the Year
Marie Soliman is an interior architect who, in her own words, “loves telling stories”, with a diverse portfolio stretching across many contexts and continents, from hotels, wellness and restaurant design to high-end residential and boutique retail projects. She is passionate about travel and loves designing spaces that ‘enhance the enjoyment of life’.
Soliman recently completed The Other House South Kensington, which is the brand’s debut property; a hotel and club residence. Inside, the aim was to explore maximalism in a way that gave a nod to the local area, while also creating an elevated hospitality experience that felt warm, inviting – like a good friend’s living room, if you like.
In addition, she has recently completed the Where Is Laowai, a speakeasy bar and restaurant in Vancouver, Canada, while also steering her and the studio’s attention towards the design and redesign of luxury yachts.
With every project, Soliman develops the client brief by delving into the specific context and history to create a bespoke narrative and design language that tells a unique story. She believes in style over fashion in design to ensure the result is timeless yet remains fresh.
Mark Bithrey, Founder, B3 Designers
Mark Bithrey founded B3 Designers 20 years ago with the vision of creating a positive impact on people and places. Since then, he has worked with entrepreneurs, restauranteurs and hoteliers to bring hospitality spaces to life.
Recent projects include the ambitious refurbishment of the dual- brand Sheraton and Marriott Frankfurt that was revealed this year. The remarkable three-year renovation saw the first European Marriott dual-brand hotel operating two Marriott International premium brands, Marriott and Sheraton, under one roof.
The design challenge posed to B3 Designers was multi-fold. The project was technically demanding, owing to its location and range of offers. As the functionality of an airport hotel is unique and different to a business/ leisure hotel or resort, the areas designed had to serve multi-purposes.
With every project, Bithrey works to build strong relationships, while motivating his creative teams to introduce fresh concepts and inspiring ideas, and ultimately deliver exceptional spaces against all briefs.
Martin Goddard, Director & Co-Founder, Goddard Littlefair
Director and Co-Founder of Goddard Littlefair, Martin Goddard spearheads projects with more than 20 years of experience, introducing high-profile clients to forward-thinking design.
The company, which this year celebrates its 10-year anniversary’ now has two studios – one in London and the other in Porto. In a decade, the studio has worked with brands, such as Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Marriott International, Raffles Hotels & Resorts, Mondrian, Hilton Hotels and Corinthia Hotels, as well as developers, such as Qatari Diar and The Berkley Group.
Demonstrating the diversity and strength of the company in all its projects, Goddard Littlefair has shown, effortlessly, how hard work, resilience and consistency drives success.
Goddard’s dedication to design is clear in the turnover of exciting projects. Although no project is the same, each offer dynamic and unique experiences for guests, and all are inspired by location, sustainable design and have a luxury finish.
Mustafa Afşaroğlu, Co-Founder, Taner’s Sons
Taner’s Sons is an architecture and design studio founded by two brothers, and is now a team of six creatives. Located in London, the team works globally with projects in the UK, Switzerland, France and Cyprus.
Not conforming to one sector, Mustafa Afşaroğlu and his team have completed projects in workplace, hospitality and residential that ultimately enables them to understand how people live, work, socialise.
A recent project was MArks Skybar, a new destination bar with the wider aim to help revolutionise the general neighbourhood in South East London. It’s the power of carefully articulated, versatile design that has allowed this place to become a community space.
The studio’s overall mission as a disruptive design studio is to upset the ordinary, create inspiring spaces and memorable experiences.
Neil Andrew, Head of Hospitality, Perkins&Will – WINNER, The Eco Award
Neil Andrew joined the London studio of Perkins&Will in March 2020 to lead the hospitality team. In two and half years, Andrew has made significant impact on the industry; he has seen through the completion of a major city centre hotel, won a range of new projects and has become a leading voice in sustainable design in the hospitality sector.
When Andrew started his role at the studio, the team had already designed a major refurbishment for Hilton London Metropole in Paddington. The hotel is one of Europe’s largest and most popular venues for conferences. Under his leadership, Perkins&Will delivered the phased refurbishment, which completed in May 2022. The design included new guest suites and created a fresh look in the hotel’s public areas. Paying homage to London’s heritage, the reception, lobby bar, all-day dining
and conference areas have all been inspired by different parts of London, celebrating the city in a contemporary, stylish and sophisticated way.
In addition, Andrew has spearheaded Perkins&Will’s ESG efforts in the hospitality arena, driving progress through research and innovative design. Passionate about climate change, but aware of the huge impact of the modern tourism industry, Andrew weaves eco-conscious design into everything that he does. In 2021, the London studio published Net- Zero Now: Hospitality, a research-based pledge for delivering net-zero interiors for hotels. The team’s experimental Guestroom 2035 digital installation for the Sleep&Eat Conference 2020 has been taken forward as net-zero hotel room prototype by a leading hotel brand that will be opened in spring 2023.
Nick Hickson, Director & Founder, THDP
Nick Hickson and his team at THDP are the design masterminds behind The Pigeon Post Bar & Eatery, a new F&B experience inside Hilton Cologne, which expresses a vintage vibe, while being considered and contemporary with some fun and quirky details.
The Hilton Cologne lobby, bar and social spaces were redesigned and refurbished to accommodate a modern, innovative gastronomy concept. The centrepiece of this is the Pigeon Post, a combination of restaurant, bar and lounge and social-working area. Its unusual name and amusing details are a clear reference to the building’s history as a post office in the early 1950s through to the late 1990s. Later, after a long vacancy, in 2002 it was finally gutted and converted into the Hilton Hotel.
The optically chic restaurant and bar was built with a total of 110 seats, with a variety of furnishings and seating options that include intimately lit dining areas. A feature central bar dominates the space with a prominent overhead gantry in wood and copper colours. The table tops are in a faux marble, expressing the previous functionality of the building, while updating the effect to offer a more intimate but contemporary vibe.
Robert Angell, Founder & CEO, Robert Angell
Continuing to design prestigious, luxury and amazing projects for visionaries across the globe, Robert Angell is well-recognised due to his prolific projects that help define the hotel and hospitality design industry. The studio is award-winning and strives to deliver ‘fabulous concepts’ that are individual.
Having recently completed Fredericks Berlin and Aqua Hong Kong, Angell is currently working on the design for Raffles Jeddah. Inspired by Middle Eastern heritage, and with an enviable location, the hotel will feature 181 guestrooms and 188 branded residences.
The projects in Angell’s portfolio are unique, considered and approached with a view to enriching peoples’ lives. They give inspiration to those who wish to experience the interiors, reminding them that design should be timeless, enjoyable and theatrical in all the right places.
Rose Murray, Director, These White Walls
Rose Murray, Director of These White Walls, has achieved the impossible. The small studio emerged thriving from the pandemic with an exciting list of current projects and upcoming launches – each showcase the studio’s visionary approach.
The studio recently launched the new independent boutique hotel Nordelaia, a 12-bed converted farmhouse set in the beautiful hills of Piedmont in northern Italy. The client’s intentions for the estate inspired Murray to develop a conceptual narrative of nature meets nurture as the driving force behind the hotel guest’s experience, promoting an idyllic form of rural escapism that also celebrates cultivated indulgence.
The finishes and materials of the rooms have been designed to connect directly with the landscaped gardens and the changing seasons. Murray encouraged the hotelier to remove televisions from the guest’s rooms so that they could better connect with the views and the circadian rhythm of life. She also encouraged a rejection of the standard tickbox hotel room layout, replacing it with an alternative ‘Yours and Mine’ symmetry of furniture, giving each guest their own wardrobe, desk and chair, conjoined to celebrate both individualism and union.
Terry McGinnity, Executive Design Director, G.A Design
Terry McGinnity takes the overall design lead for G.A Design’s global operations, whilst being an acknowledged leader and outstanding designer in his own right. His continued efforts within the industry revolve around designing hotels that respond sympathetically to their environments, a process that G.A Design calls ‘resonance’. This is in evidence this year with prestigious openings in Japan, Westin Yokohama, and Shanghai, Shangri-la Qiantan.
McGinnity continues to curate and develop an impressive list of work-in- progress projects around the world, including the much-anticipated Royal Atlantis Dubai, a $1.4bn new-build development on the Palm in Dubai with architecture by KPF New York. This highly anticipated property will open in Q4 2022. McGinnity’s approach has brought all the luxury and glamour of Dubai to life, in a typically controlled and playful design.
He is also working on projects for clients such as Corinthia Hotels, specifically in Rome, and has embarked in new forays with Rosewood and Conrad brands (in Austria and Japan respectively).
Most recently, he has helped the G.A Design with explorations into digital technology and how this can augment the more traditional design skills. This has produced interesting developments with AI and algorithmic design explorations helping front-end concept development, a process the studio believes is unique to G.A Design in the interior design space.
Theresa Obermoser, Founder & Creative Director, Theresa Obermoser Interior Design
Theresa Obermoser Interior Design is an award-winning studio with offices in London and Vienna. Theresa Obermoser is the Founder and Creative Director who incorporates a unique style that can be best described as effortlessly elegant, grounded in efficacy and practicality.
In 2019, Obermoser designed Chic Chic, a charming farm in Ibiza. The aim was to modernise the Ibizan Finca while preserving the beautiful, traditional elements. The farm was designed as a home with a striking view over the campo as well as the coast, and a strong focus on enhancing that vision. The building’s interior is characterised by micro- cement floors, natural tones and bohemian elements with an amazing view and outside area.
Most recently, the designer breathed new life into a former post and coaching station in Austria. The new design scheme of the 120-year- old Hotel Tiefenbrunner in Kitzbühel was inspired by traditional values combined with modern travel, with strong emphasis on materials, lighting and texture.
Tim Griffin, Principal, Wellbrook Hospitality
Taking on the challenge to achieve meaningful luxury/lifestyle hospitality in the heart of Manchester required individuals who were able to navigate the lifestyle sector and pinpoint valuable opportunities. Cue the arrival of Tim Griffin, PJ Kenny and Shanthan Balakrishnan, the Founders of Wellbrook Hospitality who prior to this accumulated 20 years’ experience between them as senior leaders at Ennismore.
Designed by Griffin, LEVEN Manchester became the brand’s debut hotel, and it is located on the corner of the infamous Canal Street – where the brand’s narrative begins. From the outside, the property’s striking red bricks and characterful crittal windows reflect the same style as many other building’s in Manchester: original, untouched and charmingly rustic. Inside, though, is a different story. Griffin used his own skill, talent and eye to create a textured interior design scheme that feels homely yet elevated.
Up next, LEVEN was wanting to make a statement, so it announced that its second hotel will be located in the metaverse – and is slated to open in Q4 2022. The ‘LEVENverse’ will be one of the first lifestyle brands to blaze a digital trail in the early Metaverse. It will push traditional boundaries, bring the LEVEN brand to new audiences and explore the opportunities the digital future holds.
Tina Norden, Partner, Conran & Partners
Former Interior Designer of the Year, following her win at The Brit List Awards 2021, Tina Norden is yet to peak in her career as she continues to be a valuable and much-respected leader within Conran & Partners as well as in the wider interior design and architecture arena.
Her and the team’s latest project, Park Hyatt Jakarta, is a new landmark hotel in the heart of Jakarta, with the design narrative inspired by the natural beauty and traditional craft of Indonesia, combined with the contemporary and diverse culture of Jakarta.
Conran & Partners was appointed to design the interiors for the hotel that is set within a landmark tower, developed by MNC Land. The property is situated in the centre of the Indonesian capital, and the hotel occupies the first three and the uppermost 17 floors of the 37-storey tower.
The design includes the interiors of more than 220 guestrooms and suites, including a variety of food and beverage spaces, a pool, fitness centre and full-service spa, plus a three-storey function and ballroom facility. The design seeks to respect Park Hyatt’s guidelines while creating a luxurious sense of space for guests, combining inspiration from the multi-cultural aspects of Jakarta and the natural beauty and traditional crafts of Indonesia.
Toni Black, Director of Interior Design, Blacksheep
With more than 25 years of industry experience, working with world-class brands across the globe, Toni Black leads the interior design team at Blacksheep, specialising in directing hotel and hospitality projects.
Since joining Blacksheep, Black has been behind some of studio’s most highly acclaimed projects including Montcalm East Hotel London, St. Regis San Francisco and Prince De Galles Luxury Collection Hotel in Paris, among many others.
The designer is an avid storyteller who is always pushing her designers to consider the why and the why not. Her impeccable eye for detail ensures each interior narrative is expressed and followed through in every aspect of the design scheme. “For me, design is not about my own ego and putting my stamp on things,” she said. “It’s about working as a collective to create a unique design experience that tells us a story from not only a brand point of view but for that individual user/guest experience.”
Black and her team are currently working on a boutique lodge hotel in Scotland and a luxury residence in Macau. She is also helping to re- imagine the world’s oldest luxury casino and is also designing a new wellness and health resort.
Wren Loucks, CEO & Creative Director, Be-kin
Fuelled by research into wellness, wellbeing, mental health and sensory design, since launching Be-kin in November 2020, Wren Loucks has published six projects, ranging from Grade II listed buildings to a private gym in Fitzrovia. In addition to design, Loucks aims to educate her clients on how they are affected by spaces across their senses and create spaces that stimulate their wellbeing. For the studio’s commercial clients, Loucks creates spaces that support social sustainability – designing for a range of cognitive, physical, and sensorial differences. Backed by science, the company published a whitepaper on conceptual design, WISH, which was awarded highly commendable for the Celia Thomas Prize for disabled guests at the International Blue Badge Access Awards in April 2022.
Whilst Be-kin is, first and foremost, an interior design studio, it has been important for the brand that its work also inspires a wider community – including other designers. Given the early stages of Be-kin – and its statement into the market – Loucks is only just getting started on her exciting and meaningful journey.
Following this editorial series, the Brit List architects of 2022 will be unveiled next. The Brit List 2022 has been published, and references the top 75 interior designers, architects and hoteliers in Britain. Entries will open for The Brit List Awards 2023 in the summer of 2023.
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