I am a London-based architectural and interior designer specialising in bespoke interior design for private clients and developers in the UK and abroad.
I believe, there is a strong connection between architecture and human psychology. Places influence us in many ways – they shape our emotions, create a sense of belonging, they are also strongly linked to our memories and they influence how comfortable we feel.
The human experience is the key driver of all my designs. Each project represents a unique brief that requires a unique approach. So understanding the site and the future users is always our first step and predetermines every other step in the design process; from the choice of materials and lighting to the final product specification.
I'm convinced that good quality design is life-enhancing. Therefore I am trying to deliver it in every project I undertake and make the world a better (and nicer) place for people to live in.
Design only, Design and supply/install
Interior design for one bedroom apartment : Battersea
Furnishing new home
Entire 1 bed flat to be designed to maximise space in west London.
It was a pleasure to work with Ivana's design studio on this project in Brno. As an owner of a Korean-Japanese restaurant in Europe, I was a bit nervous with regard to the outcome of the design - in terms of keeping in line with Asian culture. However, I was wonderfully surprised with the final result. [They] exceeded my expectations - the design and the realization of their concept not only fits what 'Mori' stands for, but has brought the restaurant to life. I am truly content with their hard work and hope to collaborate with [Ivana's studio] again in the future.'
Euntaek Kim, MORI Restaurant Design, Brno, Czech Republic
Ivana's design studio was very enthusiastic about the vision and story of Sandbox - it was out of the box thinking, they fully understood the vision and made it come alive with their own unique thoughts, not just in terms of design, but brand, techniques and even with flexible structures - which was over and beyond the brief. From day one they were open to on the ground research and brought in an understanding of how technology could work with design and structure. The visual renderings evoked the space in a way a new novel concept could be easily understood and appreciated by all our project stakeholders. [Ivana's studio] has a very dynamic and novel approach and I thoroughly enjoyed working with them.
Rajdeep Gahir, Sandbox Designs, London, UK
Our decision to work with [Ivana's studio] on our office refurbishment project was based on good recommendations from their previous clients. At the beginning of the project, we were looking for a common language for a while as the black & white concept presented by [Ivana's studio] was a bit of a shock to us! To be honest, we were unsure if it would work for our company. As the project developed and after many collaborative discussions, [Ivana's studio] managed to convince us that the proposed concept (which is quite unconventional in our Central European culture) is the right way to go for us. Now, when the project is finished, we are so pleased with the results! We have no doubts anymore that the chosen design approach was right and our team feels comfortable and cosy in their new office. I am 100% sure that we will work with [Ivana's studio] on more projects in the future.
Ivan Nevesely, POCLAIN, Offices refurbishment, Brno, Czech Republic