Studio

About Us


Universal Design Studio is an award-winning architecture and interior design practice based in London. Driven by a deeply held belief in the transformative power of well designed, finely crafted spaces, it creates boutique hotels and restaurants, retail environments, workspaces, galleries and cultural institutions all over the world.

Underpinned by a rigorous research and development process and inspired by the creativity that comes from the close collaboration of a diverse group of designers and architects with their clients, the studio employs a bespoke approach for every project, resulting in better spaces, better experiences and better cities.

Universal Design Studio was founded in 2001 by Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby in response to the growing demand for their distinctive design aesthetic and clever use of material details in architectural and interior design contexts. The studio is co-directed by Hannah Carter Owers and Jason Holley.

Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio

Universal Design Studio

Our Approach


Through a process of research and experimentation, carefully chosen materials and crafted details are used to help create unique and beautiful spaces. Universal’s work ranges in scale, from the design of a bespoke door handle (the first touch point in a building) and the interior spaces through to large scale building façades. Universal collaborate closely with clients, consultants, contractors and makers in the pursuit of creating finely crafted spaces that enhance the experience of the end users.

Clients


Ace Hotel →
Bally
British Land
British Library
Camper →
Cappellini
Daniel Galvin
De Bijenkorf →
Fine Blooms →
Fortnum & Mason →
Frieze Art Fair →
Hedonism Wines →
Historic Royal Palaces →
IBM →
Jimmy Choo →
Knight Dragon/Greenwich Peninsula
La Rinascente
Liberty London
London Design Festival →
Lotte
MINI Living →
Molton Brown
Mulberry →
Museum of London
Museum of Science and Industry
Natural History Musuem
Nicole Farhi
Nordic Choice Hotels →
Odette →
Oroton
Printemps
Science Museum →
Seek No Further →
Selfridges & Co
Sony
Space NK Apothecary
Stella McCartney →
The National Gallery →
The Office Group →
Third Space
Unlisted Collection
V&A →
Virgin
Vitra
Wellcome Trust →

Awards