- United Kingdom
Studio 29 Architects are residential architects and interior designers based in London. Formed in 2013 the studio wanted to overcome customers’ frustration at the lack, in the UK market, of a design studio that could provide and coordinate both architectural and interior design services .
The two founding partners, Margherita Thumiger and Louise Glynn, come from an architectural background and worked together as project architects for a Notting Hill firm for 10 years.
Margherita’s studies and early work in her native Milano and then in Barcelona combined architecture and interior design, while Louise expertise is architectural design and planning strategy with an outstanding record of planning permissions granted by local authorities in London, Surrey, Sussex and Norfolk.
The firm specialises in refurbishment, extension and interior design of flats, town and country houses for private clients. Studio 29 Architects have been involved in high profile commercial projects – shops, offices and medical facilities – and has recently started its first new-build project , a house in West London.
Studio 29’s whole-design approach gets the team involved in all aspects of the clients’ lifestyle, with commissions to source and organise the display of art pieces and collections to designing gardens and external spaces.
The studio’s flair with garden design is recognised by many clients who request landscaping services to be included in the scope of appointment. One of which got formal recognition in 2017, when Studio 29 won first prize at the Gardenista’s Considerate Design Award for Best Professional UK Landscaping.
While every project is different – because every client is individual – an underlying uniformity of style and taste is clear in all Studio 29’s completed projects.
A rational approach is adopted in the layouts of our projects which maximise comfort, natural light and views; whilst still respecting the historical fabric and period character features of the property. Studio 29 Architects have a preference for classic modern fittings and furniture to complement antique and ethnic pieces – part of the diverse London style.
We draw our style from our backgrounds, our travels and passions. We are influenced by the classic furniture pieces of the best era of Italian design, from the ‘50s to the ‘70s – which we often specify to furnish our interiors – and by the multi-disciplinary approach of the Milanese architects of that period – Ponti, Caccia-Dominioni, Magistretti. We are inspired by our travels and the craftmanship of the places we keep going back to: Morocco, South-East Asia, East Africa and Italy. We never tire of learning from nature and from the specialists that transform natural materials – wood, stone, metals – into products we use in our projects. We work in close collaboration with joiners, stone and wood specialists and upholsterers.
We approach the design process step by step: first we listen and understand our clients, their needs, budget and timescale and then we produce a clear brief. After forming a team of specialists and consultants, we put in place any planning application or permission request required and proceed to detail design and specify all the areas of the project, which we get tendered and priced. Once the works start on site we monitor the project through to completion. We provide interior design services for all your furnishing needs and choose, pick and coordinate the perfect furniture and window dressings to add that finishing touch to any space. All you have to do is move in and enjoy your new home!
Little Venice: Kitchen
Little Venice: View of Dining Room
St Peter’s Square
View of open plan kitchen and dining room looking into rear garden.
St Peter’s Square: Sitting Room
St Peter’s Square: Bespoke Study Area
Maisonette in Maida Vale: Dining and Kitchen
Maisonette in Maida Vale: Dining Area in Bay Window
Maisonette in Maida Vale: Venetian Glass Kitchen
Wall mounted floating Venetian glass kitchen
Chelsea: Hallway & Coat Cupboard
Hallway and smoked glass coat cupboard.
Kitchen area and brass coated island
Chelsea: Master Bedroom
Master bedroom with storage headboard.
Eaton Square: Dining Room
Eaton Square: Bespoke Kitchen Storage
Holland Park: Hallway and Staircase
Traditional hallway with modern take on staircase and parquet flooring.
Holland Park: Drawing room and library areas
Holland Park: View from sitting area
View from sitting area into library /study
Holland Park: Sitting Room and Dining Area
Holland Park: Sitting Room Fireplace
Holland Park: Open Plan Seating
Basement open plan seating area