Daniel took up his position at yoo in 2008, after fifteen years experience in both the retail and contract sectors of the furniture industry. He originally trained in hotel business studies and worked for three years as a chef in Switzerland, before discovering his true calling.
Passionate about furniture, the arts, the crafts and good design in general, it is Daniel’s role to source and purchase the furnishings that help to make yoo interiors so effortlessly fabulous, flexible and unique. Daniel’s daily search is for pieces produced with real skill, love and care.
Jean Pierre Bandeira has more than 22 years of experience in marketing and business development. He has headed up business development for telecommunication, hospitality and real estate firms worldwide and has led expansions in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and South America. This world view and his intimate understanding of the needs and expectations of differing business cultures have resulted in a true competitive advantage in Brazil. His interpersonal skills, vision and strategic planning has been the foundation for creating strategic alliances with the largest and most successful land owners and real estate developers in Brazil. Among other achievements, he has capitalised on this unique understanding of business practices in South America to successfully launch Practicis, a brand and services company for top tier residential developments, for Gafisa, Brazil’s largest homebuilder. He has successfully executed multiple land assembleges in the high density Sao Paulo environment.
Angela brings to yoo Studio, a unique vision and depth of experience developed across an international portfolio of hospitality, large-scale luxury residential and mixed-use projects.
Adept at brand story creation, Angela is also a specialist in design thinking and brand synthesis to position projects. Her expertise has also developed an innate ability to design memorable experiences, always with a sense of place and occasion, while maximising the commercial potential of a property.
A strategic designer, Angela has delivered programming and planning of technical services for complex developments throughout the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and Eurasia. Prior to joining yoo Studio, Angela conceptualised and delivered projects for Shangri-La, Rotana Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Marriott International, Nakheel and Emaar.
Chris is a real estate professional and a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and has been CEO of yoo Holdings since October 2006. He is responsible for all the activities of the Group which include Design & Branding, Furnishings, Capital and Hotels.
With a career in commercial and residential real estate spanning over 30 years, Chris has worked on major projects all around the world both as an advisor and a principal. His experience includes major development projects and corporate consultancy as well as running a transactional team in the central London market.
Chris has been responsible for setting up the yoo business in Asia and has recruited a number of new licensed designers to the business including Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen and Anouska Hempel. He drives the business development of the Group and all of our joint venture activities.
Chris is a regular speaker at industry events on various topics, including the power of branding in real estate and client service.
Prior to yoo, Chris held a number of senior positions in real estate. He was CEO of UK based property consultancy, Lambert Smith Hampton and also Group Property Director at serviced office provider, Regus during its IPO. He was also a partner of CB Hillier Parker.
Chris is also non - Executive Chairman of the RICS Business Development Board which is responsible for the commercial activities of the institution.
Rachel studied at the Glasgow School of art and graduated 2010 with a First Class BA Hons Interior Design.
This young designer has already been recognised for her talents, winning Bar of the future design award and has had her work featured in idFX magazine.
Growing up she was always surrounded by design – her dad has his own interior design company.
Upon graduating, Rachel worked at United designers for 1 year and a half on projects in the UK and overseas (London and Vienna) specialising in luxury hotel and multi-million pound high end residential design. She then continued specialising in hotel design at RPW before joining yoo.
Ignacio joined yoo in 2012 as designer for yoo Design Studio. An accomplished Interior Architect, Ignacio was immersed in design from a young age by his father, the artist and interior designer Ramon Corredoira. After studying in A Coruña in Spain, Ignacio finished his GCSEs in Boston in 1996, before moving back to Spain to complete a degree in Interior Architecture at the Superior Architectural School of Madrid. In 2007 Ignacio joined architecture firm HKS, where he developed interior design strategies for education, commercial and healthcare sectors. More recently Ignacio was based in Denmark where he took part in the development of the Better Place Visitor Centre project based on a ‘green design’ for sustainable architecture.
Passionate about free hand drawing and minimal and pure architecture and Design, Ignacio’s other passion is the ocean and he enjoys surfing at every opportunity.
Yvette is a multi-disciplinary individual with over 6 years experience in marketing, communications and press relations within the design, architecture, luxury and property industries. Having studied a Bachelor of Media and Communications at the University of New South Wales, Sydney Yvette worked in branding and graphic design before continuing her education by completing a degree in Interior Architecture at the University of Technology, Sydney. Work brought Yvette to the UK where she has worked in interior design, marketing and communications at architectural practice Woods Bagot and luxury furniture manufacturer Walter Knoll. Most recently Yvette worked at Caro Communications as Account Director, heading up the luxury design team - managing global press campaigns, marketing strategies and events for a portfolio of high-end clients.
Since graduating in Interior Architecture nearly 20 years ago, Mathew has been involved in creating and project managing some of the world’s most exciting developments, at some of the world’s most diverse and exciting design studios. Beginning his career as a traditional architectural junior, Mathew then qualified as an architectural technician before leaving to complete a degree in Interior Architecture. Mathew has since been instrumental in the design and development of a wide range of projects from luxury hotels and multi million pound penthouse developments, to award-winning eco-homes and world famous wineries in New Zealand.
Mathew also previously ran his own multi-award winning architectural practice, providing him with a depth of project knowledge from concept stage, through financial analysis to final client handover, which is vital in his role as Studio Director. As Studio Director at yoo, Mathew oversees and controls day-to-day operations of the yoo Design Studio, ensuring projects are correctly resourced, developed and completed on schedule.
Michael Delaney grew up in London and studied architecture at the universities of Portsmouth and Glasgow. He has worked for some of the profession’s most inspiring names, including Rick Mather, Nigel Coates and David Connor, and the leading London design agency Imagination. Guinness, Ford, Vivienne Westwood and the University of East Anglia have numbered among his clients. Projects have ranged from complex housing proposals to bespoke furniture, and he has proved his skills time and again in both domestic interiors and commercial (retail and restaurant) projects. Michael joined yoo in 2006 and is currently leading concept proposals on projects in St Petersburg, Morocco, New York, Panama and Dubai.
Janice is an expert furnishings consultant with over eight years’ experience across the furnishings and design industries. As Project Manager for yoo Furnishings, Janice manages the smooth sourcing, delivery and installation of all yoo Furnishings contracts across six continents.
Prior to joining yoo Janice worked in the buying team for The Conran Shop, before taking Project Management roles with two international furnishings consultancies where she was responsible for teams of up to five people ensuring successful procurement and delivery for clients including Deloitte and UBS.
Truly a people person, it’s the international focus of yoo and the interaction with diverse clients and suppliers from all over the world that Janice thrives on.
Mark completed both parts of his studies (parts 1 and 2) at the highly respected architecture school at the University of Canterbury. He started working with John Hitchcox as soon as he had graduated, helping to set up the Manhattan Loft Corporation. Within five years, he was Creative Director, responsible for every design issue from building development to corporate design.
After a few independent years running his own highly successful and profitable practice, Mark once again joined John Hitchcox to assist him in setting up yoo with Philippe Starck. Mark’s architectural background and hands-on experience in the area of cutting-edge development has given him an unusual and valuable insight into the commercial machinery of the property industry, as well as the expectations of the clients. Mark, who lives between London and Sussex, oversees the quality of the output from the yoo Design Studio all over the world.
Alex heads up yoo’s 3D visualisation team responsible for generating 3D visualisations for all yoo interior and furnishings concepts.
A graduate of Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication with a BA Hons in Product & Furniture Design, Alex brings a real designer vision and understanding to yoo’s renderings. Prior to joining yoo, Alex was 3D visualizer for Wagstaff Design and a designer at United Visual Artists where he designed constructed and visualised furniture & interactive installations in both permanent and semi-permanent environments.
Jay brings to the yoo marketing team over seven years’ experience in marketing communications and public relations across the design, arts and property industries.
As marketing manager, Jay works with yoo’s international client base to take projects from launch to completion. Jay is also responsible for the development of corporate marketing and assists in the management of PR internationally.
Jay grew up in Australia, where he received a BA in PR and International Journalism from the Queensland University of Technology. Before moving to London, Jay was a marketer for the Queensland Government’s film commission.
A qualified architect with over 8 years experience in luxury residential and hospitality, Mark worked in the yoo Design Studio for two years running a range of international projects and helping set-up new development ventures within yoo. In response to the continued client demand for an architectural service from yoo - Mark recently took on a Business Development role to manage and promote the new offer worldwide.
Mark comes to yoo on his limited-edition Vespa GT.
Wassim came to yoo in 2008, after working as an assistant in a small IT business. He is here to give technical support to all the staff, and to look after the Network Infrastructure. Waz has an interesting string of countries to his name. He grew up in Beirut. He got his first degree in computer science from the Technical University of Riga, and attended the University of East London for his MSc in computer systems engineering.
Unsurprisingly, the one thing he can’t imagine life without is his computer.
Penelope looks after all the legal requirements of the yoo Group and has been with the company since 2008. Originally from Sri Lanka, she has also worked there in corporate and commercial law specialising in capital reorganisations of listed companies. In London, she has practised international finance and corporate law at city law firms Ashurst and McGregor’s respectively. Penelope has been called to the Bar of England & Wales and Sri Lanka. She also holds a Masters Degree in Corporate Law from Kings College London.
A strong member of the marketing team, Hannah help on all aspects of yoo's marketing offering. She helps manage individual projects, manages international events and acts as the ‘voice of yoo’, managing our presence across social media platforms.
A real thinker, Hannah graduated from the University of Manchester with a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy (Hons). A talented artist with a penchant for oils, in her spare time Hannah enjoys painting commissions and working towards her own exhibition.
Kate contributes to a variety of international projects within the yoo Design Studio, as a specialist in furniture specification, procurement & project management. Her first job with yoo was in 2005, working on The Lakes by yoo project in Gloucestershire. Kate trained in three dimensional design and Theatre Set Design in London, but immediately went onto working in interiors upon graduating. She has worked for Virgin Atlantic on all its Upper Class lounges, for BP on its head office in Surrey, for Sony, Pret A Manger, the Raven Group and many more, but always in the specifier's role. She is, she says, passionate about offering solid interior solutions, from specification and budget to interior styling and completion.
When not working with yoo, Kate runs her own company, offering high-end domestic interior solutions for private residences and commercial clients. Kate is also the FF&E lecturer at London's The Interior Design School.
John Hitchcox’s rare combination of entrepreneurship and design savvy has had an unparalleled effect on property development worldwide. In 1991 he co-founded the Manhattan Loft Company, bringing to market incredible domestic living spaces, carved out of generous post-industrial buildings, the like of which had not been offered in London before.
In 1998, with his great friend, design giant Philippe Starck, Hitchcox set up yoo, a ground breaking property design and development company. yoo is now the largest residential design and development brand in the world. yoo homes have been designed and developed in large scale projects with partners across 27 countries. Designers Jade Jagger, Marcel Wanders, Kelly Hoppen, Anouska Hempel and Steve Leung have all joined the yoo family, creating a portfolio that offers luxury design in many different forms, from the cutting-edge to the most enduringly classic. yoo has won many industry awards for design, development, community building, hotels and residences.
John was born into a family of creatives; his father was the highly respected architect, Brian Hitchcox OBE. John entered the world of property development aged only 19, starting on his own with a house in South London. John lives in London with his family.
Julieann graduated in architecture from Cambridge University in 1992 and has been head of yoo’s Studio since 2004. She has been involved in all yoo projects internationally, especially concentrating on the creative lead on yoo inspired by Starck residential projects and with recent collaborations with Marcel Wanders & yoo. Early in her career she worked with the celebrated German architect Daniel Libeskind and with innovative Australian’s Denton Corker Marshall. Her first job as a project architect with Philippe Starck was on the Sanderson Hotel in London.
In 2002, Julieann co-founded David Archer Architects and worked on high-specification interiors including the Busaba and Hakkasan restaurants in London, with French designer Christian Liaigre. The practice also designed recording studios, hotels, private residences and lighting. She has gone on to apply her experience to yoo’s growing international portfolio of commercial and residential projects.
As Finance Manager for yoo Hotels Kamal oversees all accounts and undertakes feasibility assessments and financial modelling for yoo Hotels’ exciting new projects.
As Group Management Accountant Kamal also assists yoo’s Financial Controller in driving the financial business plan and preparing management accounts and periodic financial statements. As yoo’s key Finance contact for all yoo projects, Kamal also enjoys interacting with yoo’s clients all over the world.
Prior to joining yoo in 2008, Kamal worked for over ten years in credit risk management, treasury, and project management experience in the aviation industry. Prior to that, Kamal worked in an accountancy practice managing a portfolio of over 200 off-shore investments.
Kamal assists the Financial Controller, looking after, he says, “the pounds and the dollars”. Originally from Casablanca, Morocco, he studied electrical engineering, before deciding to pursue a career in finance. He is now studying to be a chartered accountant. Kamal previously worked in the treasury department of a global entertainment company, after running what he calls his “own little business venture” for four years. He joined yoo in 2008.
Rebecca is an accomplished property professional with over 20 years’ experience in Real Estate Sales and Finance. At yoo Rebecca is responsible for Business Development in the Indian and European regions, while working to grow and manage yoo’s existing client base with some of India’s and Europe’s leading developers. Prior to joining yoo Rebecca worked at Pure International Property Limited, a real estate and marketing firm where she spent six years in developing their client base. Before this, Rebecca developed her strong understanding of development finance through a sales role in the portfolio and Investment Management Services division of a Hong Kong based property finance firm. A fluent German speaker, Rebecca also has a strong affinity with Indian culture, and she has enjoyed immensely seeing the growth of yoo living in the country.
For Rebecca, yoo is a perfect fit, combining her love of property and her love of design. Truly a people person, it’s meeting interesting clients all over the world which Rebecca finds most appealing about her role. “I love talking,” she admits. “So the more people the better.”
Anastasia grew up in Athens, but has lived in London since 2005, when she arrived in the city to study at London University's Bartlett School of Architecture. She first came to yoo as an intern, and was invited to join the team as a fully-fledged designer in September 2009. So far she has mostly worked on projects developed under the yoo Inspired by Starck brand, from concept to detail. Something of an entrepreneurial spirit, she also ran a successful seasonal art gallery on the Greek island of Mykonos in summer 2008 and 2009, having converted a 74 square metre building into a contemporary art gallery.
Tarek joined the yoo Design Studio in 2011. Prior to joining yoo, Tarek successfully completed projects on a wide variety of scales; from large masterplans, smaller residential projects, to interiors and bespoke pieces of furniture. Tarek’s strong instinctive design approach and strategic vision saw him work with some of the professions most interesting architects, including Norman Foster on the Selfridges Store refurbishment and at Will Alsop's studio, where he worked for ten year’s on some of the studio's most high profile and celebrated projects.
Tarek, who studied architecture at the Bartlett UCL, is also a freelance writer and lecturer and has been invited to lecture and be a guest critic at various universities and art institutions. Tarek also writes for ‘Building’ magazine and BD online, as well as for his own blog.
As PA to our CEO Chris Boulton, Sam helps organise Chris's hectic schedule, and is also kept busy with ensuring the smooth running of yoo's human resources function.
Sam is well-prepared for the last, having worked in Human Resources for the Government for several years. A keen traveller Sam recently spent a year travelling in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia.
Tom joined yoo in 2010 as buyer and procurement coordinator for FF&E for yoo and yoo Furnishings projects.
Tom is responsible for the smooth running of the furnishings process from sourcing of key pieces from all over the world to final installation.
As a founding member of yoo Hotels, Marco Nijhof brings to the company some of the most extensive and diverse hotel management experience in the world.
With more than 30 years' experience in the development, management and ownership of hotels, Marco began his career as a bellboy at the age of 16. Marco's acumen, savvy and talents for hotels were soon realised, and it wasn't long before he climbed the ranks to become one of the world's youngest General Managers of a Grand Hyatt hotel at the age of 30.
Marco has since grown his career to become one of the world's leading authorities on hotel development, management and ownership, with an outstanding track record in high volume, multi-site operations across five continents.
Ayodeji is part of yoo’s accounts team where his work includes accounts payable and group VAT returns. He joined the company in 2008, and says that he is inspired by the quality of yoo’s design work. He went into accountancy in 2000, after ten years in the Civil Service at the Department of Health and Social Security. Now he is studying for his Professional Accountancy Exams with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Ayodeji was born in London and raised and educated between Nigeria and Britain. He is now a full-time resident of East London.
Andrew, who is based in Hong Kong, is responsible for creating business opportunities within the Asia Pacific region as well as the day-to-day running of the office. He has over 17 years of property experience in the Asia markets: he was a founding Director for Cushman & Wakefield in Hong Kong and, prior to joining yoo, the Executive Director for International Investments at Knight Frank Hong Kong overlooking all the cross-border transactions between their international offices, including residential developments and marketing, hotel investments and resorts developments.
Out of the office, Andrew is a “green” origami artist using environmental friendly or recycled papers. He has created a series of large sized origami lanterns for a well known Spanish restaurant in Hong Kong and published a book in 2000 for Paramount Movies – Star Trek Paper Universe (Simon & Schuster).
Gabriella joined yoo in 2010 after studying Interior and Spatial Design at the University of the Arts, Chelsea College. Gabriella grew up in Athens and moved to London in 2005. Gabriella initially chose the path of fine arts but was quickly drawn to spatial design where she likes to apply her artistic flare to the more disciplined aspects of interior design. Being particularly interested in set design, she studied performance design in her final year of her BA degree. She then participated in a charity project where she assisted in the design of costumes for the actors of ‘The Nightingale and the Rose’ play.
As Designer at yoo, Gabby has worked on yoo inspired by Starck and Kelly Hoppen for yoo projects.
Kien graduated from the University of Hull with a BSc Business Management degree in 2003 and is currently studying CIMA professional qualification. She has over ten years’ experience in accounting and speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Hakka. Kien has managed project accounts from arrange of clients in the FSTE index. She formerly, worked in a media SME companies; MerchantCantos and RAM in management & project accounting. Kien joined Yoo in 2012 based in London as a Project Accountant. Her expertise covers all project job cost accounting and monitor financial progress. Kien has been involved with 'The Great Northern Hotel' renovation project in budget control.
Anja joined the yoo design team in November 2012 to work on concept design, FF&E selection and styling. So far she has worked on yoo Inspired by Starck, Kelly Hoppen for yoo and Jade Jagger for yoo projects.
Prior to joining us, Anja worked at United Designers and Lee Broom as well as freelancing for a number of years. This allowed her to carry out projects from concept through to installation, whilst honing her specialist FF&E skills along the way. Past projects include The Heron, ME Hotel Vienna & St. George’s Tower Penthouses.
Of German origin, Anja moved to London to follow a creative career after an international upbringing in South East Asia and Turkey. Working for yoo allows her to combine her passion for exciting, cutting edge-design and travel.
Merging her passion for property design, with her marketing experience, Sapphire assists the marketing team deliver the yoo marketing strategy with a particular interest in the growth of social media to increase yoo’s international brand awareness. After studying marketing at the University of Newcastle, Sapphire spent two years managing a portfolio of properties in Leeds. During this time, she undertook several individual property renovation projects, from single room design, to a bare-bones renovation of a six bedroom property. In her spare time, Sapphire likes to keep up-to-date with movements within the property market.
As Executive Assistant to yoo’s founder, Anna is tasked with managing John’s hectic international schedule.
Prior to joining yoo, Anna worked as a junior researcher for two international research firms, before taking on an EA role at an authority responsible for the improvement and redevelopment of London’s West End.
As yoo Studio designer for Jade Jagger for yoo and senior designer for yoo Hotels, Lucy brings a design vision to yoo that has been applied to some of the world’s leading luxury residential and hotel projects across five continents. With an adaptable style, always with inherent understanding of modern luxury, Lucy’s skill is in understanding cultural context and target markets to create truly unique and always relevant projects.
Qualified as an interior designer and architect, Lucy’s international portfolio of luxury residential and hospitality projects reach throughout the UK, North America, Russia, Morocco and the Middle East for leading companies including Ritz Carlton, Starwood Hotels, Marriott International and Four Seasons.
Liz has worked for several art organisations on press and marketing events and organised an exhibition at the Design Museum.
From this experience Liz realised her interest in furniture and design and her passion for organisation. She has gained over 7 years’ experience working for commercial furniture companies working on projects in Education, Media and Communications, Banking and Leisure, Liaising directly with the client and architect on the specification and managing the delivery and installation of the projects. Ensuring projects were delivered on time and on budget.
Liz has come to yoo to concentrate on managing projects from the process of specification through to installation of furniture, to ensure this runs smoothly at all times. Liz brings with her passion for organisation and thrives on working in a fast creative environment.
James has worked with yoo Chairman John Hitchcox since 1994 when he joined the Manhattan Loft Corporation as Sales and Marketing Manager. He was involved in the marketing of every Manhattan Loft project, and has long and extensive experience of working closely with design and construction teams. Earlier real estate experience included ten years in the residential sales sector, where he was director at a west London based real estate agency.
With yoo from conception, James played a key role in developing the brand and its presence as an international development partner. He now heads the company’s international roll-out programme and is responsible for all aspects of business development at yoo.
Zoe is a talented interior designer and FF&E stylist with expertise on landmark projects throughout Europe and Asia.
A graduate of the University of the Arts and Chelsea College of Art, prior to joining yoo Zoe brought her stylistic vision to FFE Styling and Designing roles at Blacksheep and David Collins Studio where she worked on projects including The Wolseley Private Dining Room, The V&A Reading Rooms, Aqua Restaurant in Hong Kong, The Puro Hotel in Krakow and and an exclusive new lifestyle hotel in the Middle East soon to be unveiled.
As interior designer at yoo, Zoe is inspired by the diverse cultures of yoo’s client base and particularly enjoys designing in some of the more exotic and sun-filled locations such as Boracay.
Number-cruncher Zoran joined yoo in 2007. He says his role is to prepare and analyse the management accounts, “so we can see how much profit we are making”. He hails from Birmingham, but now lives in Brixton, south London. Before coming to yoo, Zoran worked at Easynet as a finance analyst, preparing monthly management accounts, and at BskyB. He has also held finance roles at the BBC, Atos Origin and National Grid Transco.
Out of the office, Zoran is writing a novel. His greatest hope is that one day it will be published.
Gus studied architecture at Kingston and then Westminster Universities. After a few feet-finding jobs, he landed in the Virgin Atlantic Airways design department where he stayed for seven years, working on clubhouses, lounges and airport and work environments. Virgin regularly collaborates with outside design teams, and Gus worked with cutting-edge practices Softroom and Universal on several projects, experience which was particularly useful when he joined yoo in 2007.
At yoo, he has worked extensively with Philippe Starck and with Kelly Hoppen on her first project for Kelly Hoppen for yoo at The Lakes in Gloucestershire. “It was fascinating to work with her so closely on textures and materials,” he says. Now he has embarked upon his first Wanders & yoo adventure – a foyer for a Hong Kong hotel. “It’s great to go down new avenues,” says Gus, “and feel a whole new energy. Marcel is inspiring.”
As a legal intern at yoo, Jess brings experience in leading firms throughout China and Indonesia.
A University of Manchester graduate, Jess is a true global traveller, and is fluent in Indonesian, Malay, Korean and Chinese.
Chris brings to the yoo Studio over six years’ experience in residential and architecture design across renowned UK and international projects.
Prior to joining yoo Chris was an Architectural Designer for Helen Green Design and Candy & Candy where he worked on a number of London based projects in Knightsbridge, Belgravia and Kensington and Chelsea.
After receiving a BA Hons in Interior Architecture, Chris took up a junior designer role at Cooks and Malam before moving to Paris where he worked as lead designer at Laplace & Co, working on projects throughout the UK, France, Switzerland and Spain.
Michelle van Vuuren, Marketing Director, leads the yoo marketing team with over 12 years of international development, architecture and interior design marketing experience. She has worked on global projects including The Shard, 20 Fenchurch St, 10 Trinity Square, and the urban regeneration of Victoria within London, Qatar Science & Technology Park, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology and the proposed Nakheel Harbour and tower in Dubai.
Before joining yoo, Michelle worked as Director at Unwired before becoming Head of Marketing at Woods Bagot. There after she took responsibility as Marketing Director at Sellar Property Group and most recently served as Head of Marketing for London at Land Securities. With her breadth of experience across luxury residential, high value commercial property and specialism in landmark mixed-use developments, Michelle is recognized as a leading expert in global property marketing and communication innovation.
Judith joined yoo in 2011 with over six years of multi-discipline experience in world renowned offices including Foster and Partners and Zaha Hadid Architects. A qualified architect and interior designer with a double-diploma from the University of Dusseldorf; Judith’s experience ranges from large scale masterplanning to interior installations and exhibition design. At ZHA she had a leading position in the coordination of interiors on high-end residential and hotel projects all over the world.
Last year Judith travelled to Central America, where she took part in a two month communal development project for a humanitarian organisation.
Hannah joined the yoo Design Studio in July 2011, with over six years’ experience as a freelance interior stylist for a range of respected commercial and editorial clients including ‘Elle Decoration’ and ‘Grand Designs’. Trained in furniture design, with a first class honours from the Kent Institute of Art and Design, Hannah has managed a team of 10 stylists as Creative Lead and Stylist for Homebase, and was also Shopping Director for ‘Real Homes’ magazine where she ran the Shopping and Decorating sections.
Since joining yoo, Hannah has enjoyed working on Kelly Hoppen for yoo and yoo inspired by Starck projects internationally. In her spare time, Hannah enjoys painting portraits and still life compositions and often art directs voluntary style projects with her brother who is a photographer.