Anthony Paine is renowned for using classical architecture in a contemporary context. Coming from a successful building family, he trained as a builder before switching to surveying, and then to architecture and interior design, setting up his own design practice in London at the age of 27.

This unusual background in construction and design triggered the passion for classical and traditional architecture which has characterised his work for the past 35 years. Elected to The Art Workers Guild in 1990 when his Rotunda Bookroom won The World of Interiors Award at the British Interior Design Exhibition, Anthony served as Honorary Secretary of the Guild from 1993 – 2004, and as Master of the Guild in 2015.

As well as designing, remodelling and extending private residences, Anthony’s work has included a hotel in Frankfurt, an extended farmhouse complex in Provence, Georgian shops in Spitalfields, a new traditional chalet in Gstaad, and a folly beside the Baltic. On international projects, Anthony’s focus is on the conceptual and aesthetic design, using local architects to project manage while he maintains close scrutiny of the building process and implementation of his designs.

Anthony is also known for his work for the bespoke tailors, Gieves & Hawkes. In 1994, he won a limited competition to re-design their flagship store in Savile Row with such success that he went on to design over 100 stores throughout the UK and worldwide including Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Taipei, Tokyo and Dubai.

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