Design Research Studio

London | Since 2002

Design Research Studio
344 Ladbroke Grove, W10 5BU London, United Kingdom
Phone +44 207 400 0500
Fax +44 207 400 0501




Design Research Studio is an interior design practice specializing in high concept
interiors, large scale installations and architectural design. Based in London and under
the creative direction of internationally renowned designer Tom Dixon, our team realise a
full and developed narrative to each project; whether in retail, hospitality or corporate

Working directly with manufacturers and with access to a global supplier network,
Design Research Studio are able to employ raw industrial processes and forms giving
distinctive character to a space combined with true custom made design. Working with
our in house product development team, Design Research Studio has detailed knowledge
of production methods, lead times, materials and finishes as well as having the
capacity to create large quantities of custom items.

By interpreting a project in its purist form and the meaning of the building within its
environment, our team is well known for connecting the design to the building or interior
to the local area, its community and target audience. For Shoreditch House located at the
top of an old biscuit factory, Design Research Studio evolved the successful Soho House
brand to suit the Shoreditch audience whilst maintaining the historic qualities of the
Biscuit Building. Our vision was to create a design that preserved the rawness of the
building intrinsic to maintaining a sense of place.

Since its inception in 2002, Design Research Studio has been involved in global
commissions in the UK, Continental Europe, The Middle East and Asia. Recent projects
include the newly opened Paramount Club in the top three floors of Centrepoint, an iconic
London landmark and Shoreditch House, the latest addition to Nick Jones’ series of clubs.
Other iconic spaces include a temporary installation for Sony Playstation, the London
Design Embassy in the London ICA, Habitat Regent’s Street, which won at the Conde Nast
Traveller Innovation and Design Awards: Best Retail Design in April 2007, Tokyo Hipsters
Club and Oliver Peyton’s restaurant ‘Inn at the Park.’