YOO Studio

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    "It's all about you."

    The YOO Studio is a unique design house with experience of cutting edge design in over 24 countries. Serving the YOO tribe internationally, the studio has completed individual residences and hotels as well as bringing to fruition the visions of Creative Directors Philippe Starck, Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger and Kelly Hoppen. This gives YOO Studio a unique design DNA that could only come from working with the world’s best.

    Headed by Mark Davison, the studio’s experience is enhanced by its diversity of over 20 architects, interior and product designers with big imaginations, providing a choice of looks and styles to suit the lifestyles of today’s modern dwellers.

    They only source the best quality fittings and furniture from around the world to create interiors that are imaginative, rare and individual - just like you. The YOO Studio’s global design expertise has developed a unique understanding of designing in different cultures, to create projects that respect and enliven the cultures in which they live.The YOO Design Studio was originally established to service the ideas of its star designers (first Philippe Starck, then Marcel Wanders, Jade Jagger, Kelly Hoppen and Anouska Hempel) providing what its head of design Mark Davison calls “the glue between the designers and the developers.” Over time, however, this extremely talented and thoughtful group of product and interior designers and architects has inevitably developed its own unique intelligence and identity. Now the YOO Design Studio happily functions as a creative force in its own right, taking on residential and hotel interiors, restaurants and larger architectural projects. 

    The team prides itself on taking on board the local context: “we’re not here to export European design around the world. We do a lot of research on the local context and weave that back in to the project,” says Mark Davison. “We know how to deliver unique spaces, and at different cost points.”

     

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  • Anja Revenda

    Designer

    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.
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  • Farha Halimuddin

    Junior Designer

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  • Claire Rizzi

    Designer

    Claire, an internationally experienced interior designer, graduated from the prestigious Parisian school Nissime de Camondo. After her studies, she decided to work outside Europe. She spent time working in China for renowned architectural offices (Architecture Studio / Standardarchitecture) and São Paulo, where enjoyed the freedom of working as an independent designer. Claire credits her international experience and trips as a key inspiration in her design approach. During her career, Claire has worked on a wide and varied range of projects; including a resort project on the Tibetan's mountains; which became a cultural centre including 2 theatres, commercial spaces, offices and residential areas.
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  • Daniel Nolan

    Junior Designer

    Daniel graduated with a first class honours in Interior & Furniture Design at the Dublin Institute of Technology. His thesis project won numerous awards internally in DIT and also by the Institute of Designers Ireland. Daniel then went on to work on numerous commercial office interiors for multinational companies including Google, MasterCard, Dropbox & Sony Music in Dublin and in the UK. Stylistically, Daniel is influenced by Japanese design and elements of Postmodernism. He cites Oki Sato and Ettore Sottsass among his biggest influences.
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  • Giovanna Gallo

    Junior Designer

    Giovanna joined YOO in November 2012 as part of the Furnishings team to work on the logistics for the Mira Moon Hotel and Great Northern Hotel projects. She became part of the YOO design team in April 2013 with a strong focus on FF&E selection and styling. Giovanna has worked on many YOO project across the globe bringing to life the vision of many YOO Inspired by Starck and Jade Jagger for YOO projects. Prior to joining YOO Giovanna worked for a London-based property investment fund and was responsible for all aspects related to the set-up of their luxury residences around the world.
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  • Guillaume Cotrel

    Designer

    Guillaume joined the YOO team in 2014 as a designer and enjoys immersing himself in the rich creativity he is constantly surrounded by. He attended ESAD, an Art and Design school just outside Paris and graduated with a 1st class Masters in product and furniture design Following his studies Guillaume moved to London in 2008 to begin his career freelancing in design, he worked on projects including retail design for Topshop, restaurant Dishoom with Afroditi Krassa and in high-end furniture design at Ochre. He then focussed on developing his passion for architectural design at Amalgam Studios and Forster Inc. Guillaume has been attracted by art since a young age and draws inspiration from design icons he loves to discover in books, galleries and museums. When he is not working, he enjoys photography and cooking meal inspired from his childhood and travels.
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  • Mark Davison

    Head of Design

    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.
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  • Michael Delaney

    Design Director

    As Design Director at YOO Michael Delaney oversees and mentors the YOO Studio team, guiding and steering on all conceptual and creative fronts. Michael 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 has worked on some of the company’s most prestigious projects. He is currently leading concept proposals on projects in St Petersburg, Miami and Lima.
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  • Michele Sims

    Senior Designer

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  • Monika Piatkowski

    Studio Manager

    In her role as Studio Manager Monika works across many varying projects simultaneously, co-coordinating the design team and ensuring the highest quality output at all times. Throughout her 20-year career in the design industry Monika has worked in various creative fields as a multidisciplinary designer including graphics for print, TV and web design, product, furniture and lighting design. She has delivered innovative design work, collaborated on projects involving design retailers and manufacturers, interior designers and architects in the UK and internationally. As a prolific designer in her own right Monika's own work has been recognised through several national and international awards. Hailing from Norway, with a rich and varied cultural background, she is also fluent in English, Norwegian and Polish.
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  • Rachel Burns

    Senior Designer

    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.
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  • Ruta Danileviciute

    Designer

    Ruta joins the YOO Studio design team as a Junior Designer. She says she takes inspiration in her design work from her Baltic roots but also from her travels, from great artwork, exhibitions and events, and even everyday objects. Ruta's family was involved in the design industry for years, so it was a natural part of her life from very early days. She studied arts and has always been surrounded by architects, artists and actors. In her spare time she loves being active and even does a bit of ballet.
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  • Marie Andreas

    Junior Designer

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