H&M Looop Stockholm The world’s first in store garment-to-garment recycling system. Universal Design Studio and AKQA have collaborated with H&M Group and other partners on H&M Looop, a new destination within one of H&M’s central Stockholm stores, the first time this garment-to-garment recycling system has been implemented by a fashion retailer.
80 Collins Street Melbourne Universal envisaged the North and South Lobbies to 80 Collins Street as refined sculptural expressions of materiality with an integrated artistic overlay. The concept was for the lobbies to provide a new gallery space for Melbourne, integrating the art into the space, as an antithesis to the classic workplace lobby.
British Land, 100 Liverpool Street London A paradigm shift away from the archetypal corporate lobby experience, with a crafted, contextual approach. British Land is one of the largest property development and investment companies in the United Kingdom. But for the refurbishment and extension of its headquarters at 100 Liverpool Street, they wanted to counteract the sometimes-soulless quality of corporate lobbies and create a space that is surprising, aspirational, sociable and stylish.
Holiland Patisserie Shanghai A design based on a youthful and bright aesthetic with materials intended to create a graphic impact. Holiland’s new patisserie and bakery concept in Shanghai’s Vanke mall is our first project in the city. We conceived a design based on a youthful and bright aesthetic with materials intended to create a graphic impact to best showcase the hand-crafted cake selection to customers.
Mini Urban Cabins Los Angeles, Beijing
Fortnum & Mason: The Royal Exchange London A beautiful restaurant, bar and store for Fortnum & Mason set amongst the grandeur of the Royal Exchange, London. Fortnum & Mason, the luxury food and department store, located its third outlet beyond its Piccadilly base in the beautiful Royal Exchange in the City of London. Our design for a restaurant, bar and store skilfully uses form, proportions and materiality to marry the distinctive luxury brand with the historic, landmark building.
Universal Design Studio is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice based in London. Driven by a deeply held belief in the transformative power of well designed, finely crafted spaces, it creates boutique hotels and restaurants, retail environments, workspaces, galleries and cultural institutions all over the world.
Underpinned by a rigorous research and development process and inspired by the creativity that comes from the close collaboration of a diverse group of designers and architects with their clients, the studio employs a bespoke approach for every project, resulting in better spaces, better experiences and better cities.
Universal Design Studio was founded in 2001 by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in response to the growing demand for their distinctive design aesthetic and clever use of material details in architectural and interior design contexts. The studio is co-directed by Jason Holley and Paul Gulati.
Through a process of research and experimentation, carefully chosen materials and crafted details are used to help create unique and beautiful spaces. Universal’s work ranges in scale, from the design of a bespoke door handle (the first touch point in a building) and the interior spaces through to large scale architecture and building façades. Universal collaborate closely with clients, consultants, contractors and makers in the pursuit of creating finely crafted spaces that enhance the experience of the end users. We offer a range of services from design strategy and research to full service architecture and interior design, working from the initial brief through to the finished project.