Founders: Staffan & Monique Tollgard


Every client has a unique story. We tell it using the language of design.

Staffan Tollgard Design Group offers an award-winning architectural interior design service for an international clientele.
Staffan is a full member of BIID, the British Institute of Interior Design and one of the 100 leading designers in House & Garden's influential directory. Their entry described “A thoughtful designer, whose work is characterised by acres of bespoke storage space, a love of texture and a boldness of scale.” The group’s work is featured in Vol 16 of Andrew Martin’s prestigious Interior Design Review.

STDG has completed over one 100 high-end residential projects, each an innovative, creative solution to a client’s brief, each different in scale and style. The group works collaboratively on a wide range of residential, high-end projects, from complete new builds to refurbishments. The work leans toward the modern but STDG has extensive experience with listed and period properties.

The practice also has a commercial design department, offering design service and concept consultancy for projects ranging from hotels, restaurants and retail spaces to offices and property developments, in UK and Europe.
With its Notting Hill showroom, and the group’s studio in the Algarve, STDG continues to grow to meet the demand for its collaboratively minded and award-winning architectural interior designer services, both in London and abroad.


Staffan Tollgard
Born and raised in Stockholm, Staffan enrolled at Inchbald School of Design after renovating his own home in 2003 and opened his eponymous design studio shortly afterwards. He was quickly recognized as one of the top ten designers to watch by industry insiders IdFX Magazine and in 2009 made the 100 leading designers in House & Garden’s prestigious directory. Staffan launched Red Thread, a commercial design business in 2009, and a design studio in the Algarve in February 2010. His personal style is borne out of Asian and Scandinavian functionalism, combined with a strong appreciation of furniture as sculptural art. He is married and lives in London with his wife and son.