sem design studio was born in the back of our London apartment in July 2011. Working as a landscape architect at the time and distanced from the physical end of design, I felt a need to design, but also to make things.
The studio philosophy has developed from its early intuitive ideas and needs. The studio now holds that design is a universal skill and should draw inspiration and skills from all disciplines, architecture, landscape, industrial, interior…
Design should also be unique, contextually appropriate and beautiful, whatever it is.
Further more the studio understands that design doesn’t stop with the drawing phase. Design continues throughout the making of the object and the designer needs to be an intricate, if not integral, part of production.
The studio’s particular interests and experience come from landscape architecture, urban and building design, furniture and fashion, but that is just a start.
The studio is underpinned by the notion that the future of design and production is digital, and that through a rigorous process of testing and prototyping, beautiful, functional and lasting objects and spaces can be created.