Founded over a decade ago by Tom Bartlett, their approach is to develop the physical embodiment of person or company, looking to fulfil both practical and emotional needs. The studio creates places with a resonance and opinion.

Their portfolio spans retail, hotels and restaurants and bars through to private residential. Clients include luxury international brand Smythson (flagships on Madison Avenue and New Bond Street), Selfridges, voted the best department store in the world numerous times by Intercontinental Group of Department Stores (IGDS) the industry’s most prestigious award, and the British crown jeweller Garrard. Their hotel The Laslett was awarded the Conde Nast Hot List and also winner of the Outstanding New Hotel at the Independent Hotel Awards the UK’s highly regarded trade event. Separately to the studio, founder Tom Bartlett consults for Yoo on large scale residential and hotel developments with budgets of gross development value of around $130 million. His experience covers working across territories including India, Russia, Turkey and the USA.