Monday, 21 May 2018

Studiofibre puts finishing touches to a new HQ for Farfetch in Los Angeles



Studiofibre puts finishing touches to a new HQ for Farfetch in Los Angeles, during Mental Health Month (May 2018), providing a new experiential space which focuses firmly on enhancing employee wellbeing,


Studiofibre, the global architectural interiors studio of designer-makers renowned for creating beautifully branded HQs and offices internationally, is a firm believer in putting human needs at the very heart of the design process and creating environments that support optimal cognitive performance and wellbeing in the workplace. 

We work with visionary brands globally including The Net-A-Porter Group, The White Company, WME | IMG, Notonthehighstreet.com and Farfetch, the pioneering Fashion & Technology brand. 

We are currently working with Farfetch on a number of international spaces  to create ‘future’ workplaces with an emphasis on ‘neuro interiors’ – design narratives which work to fully support Farfetch’s 2 key assets:  Its ‘Brains’ (employees) and its ‘Brand’. 

We deliver beautifully branded and bespoke, crafted spaces that work on multiple levels, including:

-       Prioritising human needs and encourage mindfulness
-       Ensuring the emphasis is human, with textures and finishes that excite the senses
-       Providing diverse spaces for focus, relaxation, collaboration and communication – allowing the mind to change state
-       Ensuring movement around the space to keep brains active
-       Maximising human interaction
-       Counteracting stress
-       Providing elements for positive topics of conversation, bringing people together
-       Allowing for spontaneity
-       Encouraging employees to structure their day using the spaces their brain needs at the time.
-       Offsetting the potential negative effects of increasingly dominant technology



Wednesday, 9 May 2018

10 years of Studiofibre


Studiofibre celebrates ten years of creating bespoke, beautifully branded workplace and retail spaces for many of the world’s leading global brands...



1. MARY KATRANTZOU


November 2017: Studiofibre’s new retail division has created two creative and kaleidoscopic pop-up spaces for iconic fashion designer Mary Katrantzou: One within the Le Bon Marché, Paris (June 2017) and a second within the Designer Womenswear Department of Selfridges London for the Christmas season.




                                                                                    2.MADE.COM & HEALS 

                                                                                      at THE MAILBOX



November 2017: Studiofibre’s retail team was commissioned by Milligan Retail to create a 20,000 square foot retail flagship to house Heals, MADE.COM and other leading homewards designers. We created a flexible ‘stage set’ grid, allowing each brand to hang its own scenery and be the protagonist of its allocated space.


 3. CHAOS


November 2017: Following the success of the original pop-up shops we created for cult luxury accessories brand Chaos in Selfridges and Dover Street Market, we have now completed a third project in the Selfridges Accessories Hall. This bijoux space reflects the sophisticated playfulness of the brand and provides space for customers to sit whilst discussing the personalisation service that is key to the brand.



                                                                      4. THE GARNERED


October 2017: Studiofibre designed a pop-up shop for The Garnered within the Landmark Hotel, Hong Kong. The design narrative reflected the brand’s ‘journey of discovery’ essence, allowing shoppers to discover and experience first-hand how some of the world’s finest artisan fashion, craft and design goods are crafted.




5. BRAINSMART

2017: Studiofibre started collaborating with Marcus Conyers of BrainSMART.org, a doctoral researcher specialising in educational, cognitive and brain science research. Together we advise brands on how to optimise their spaces in order to maximise their two key assets: Their brand and their brains(workforce).


                                                                        


6. FARFETCH


2018: Studiofibre is proud to have been the global design partner for Farfetch since 2015. Current projects include creating new regional head offices for pioneering luxury fashion brand Farfetch in LA and Tokyo. Other work includes adapting their London HQ (created by Studiofibre in 2016) to accommodate their exponential growth and the introduction of new ‘neighbourhood’ style working areas.



7. WME | IMG

 2017: Studiofibre created a deconstructed ‘nexus tree’ as a focal point at the London HQ of WME |IMG, the global marketing powerhouse at the nexus of entertainment, sports and fashion. Oversized triangular shards of beech, finished in different shades, are carefully positioned to create a 3D effect and an illusion of movement.


                                                                                                                                                                 


8. THE 'SPEAKEASY' PHONE BOOTH

Jan 2018: Ian Livingston, Co-Founder of Studiofibre, has designed a modern Phone Booth which celebrates the use of plywood, (traditionally a back of house material) and provides a stylish and practical solution to lack of privacy in open-plan offices for important calls. Farfetch has placed an order for their global network of offices, and the Phone Booths are available to purchase by special order from Studiofibre.

9. LUXURY BRIEFING EDITORIAL



2017: Fiona Livingston, Co-Founder of Studiofibre, was profiled by Luxury Briefing Magazine, sharing her thoughts as a ‘Digital Thinker’ on the importance of the human experience within today’s work and retail environments.


                                                                         

                                                                            

                                                                         10. WALPOLE

 
2017: Having completed design projects with many of the Walpole member brands over the years, we were honoured to be invited to join Walpole’s prestigious alliance of Britain’s best luxury brands.

Monday, 30 April 2018

We Are Hiring!


Studiofibre currently has an opportunity for an experienced, passionate and talented interior designer to join our team. 
The successful candidate will have;
A degree in interior design/architecture.
A minimum 3/4 years experience - with an emphasis on workspace being advantageous.
Good communication skills.
Experienced in running projects from concept stages through to completion.
Good CAD skills - critical for project documentation. Photoshop, InDesign and SketchUp/ Vray all would be beneficial.
Submit your portfolio and CV to ;  recruitment@studiofibre.com
Strictly no agencies.

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Heal's and MADE.COM now open at The Mailbox


November 2017 saw the official launch of the new Heal's / MADE.COM / Bo Concept and Design Quarter space within the Birmingham Mailbox. 

Studiofibre were commissioned by Milligan Retail to create a vast 20,000 square foot ‘stage set’ which would provide a flexible blank canvas within which the brands could create their own branded areas.


Photo credit: Tom Bird

Set out like a grid, Studiofibre conceived a stripped back ‘stage set’ narrative, designed to allow each brand to hang their own ‘scenery’ and to be the protagonist of its allocated space.

Marking the first showrooms in the Midlands for both Heal’s and MADE.COM, the brands have been joined by a collection of other homewares, furnishings and accessories retailers including Danish brand BoConcept; Wesley Barrell; Italian smart design experts, Calligaris, famous for giving design lovers the opportunity to create bespoke pieces of stylish, practical furniture since 1923; and The Design Quarter. The Design Quarter features a design-led, curated collection of contemporary furniture, including Content by Conran and SITS, the innovative upholstered hand-made furniture brand.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Studiofibre creates 'precious specimen' inspired installation for Mary Katrantzou at Selfridges, London



Mary Katrantzou’s designs are showcased in a museum-inspired setting, including an exotic bird cage, echoing the Tring Museum displays which inspired her collection.

As the designer-makers behind the design of spaces for some of the fashion industry’s best-loved brands including The Net-A-Porter Group, Farfetch and Chaos, we are proud to have created a pop-up space within Selfridges, London for iconic fashion-designer Mary Katrantzou.

The pop-up runs from 20th November 2017 until 14th January 2018.

In 2017, Lord Rothschild commissioned Mary to work on a bespoke project for Waddesdon Manor, and she was given access to the Rothschild collection of creatures and plants housed at Tring Museum. The feathers, insects and other incredible specimens that Mary discovered there inspired her new Resort 2018 collection.

Studiofibre is renowned for creating experiential spaces which bring brands to life via beautiful design narratives and bespoke furniture. The brief from Mary Katrantzou was to create a pop-up installation, in a bijoux space within the Designer Womenswear Department at Selfridges (2nd Floor). The design had to echo Mary’s inspiration, embody the brand DNA and draw shoppers in to discover her exquisite colourful collections.


The sheer beauty of Mary Katrantzou’s extraordinary use of colour, luxurious fabrics, volume and proportion is showcased within a beautiful bird cage, presenting the creation as a curiosity in a collection: a precious specimen to be carefully preserved and enjoyed in perpetuity.

“It was wonderful to partner with Studiofibre to create our Mary Katrantzou pop-up space at Selfridges. Working closely with the team we designed a concept that brilliantly showcases the Resort 2018 collection in an elegant gilded cage inspired setting against a rich bespoke fabric upholstered backdrop.” 

Mary Katrantzou

Birds decorate the structure, a nod to both the Tring collections and the fauna found in the grounds at Waddesdon Manor. Studiofibre covered the walls of the pop-up with Mary Katrantzou’s woven peacock feather textile – a fabric she created for one of the bespoke dresses for the Waddesdon Manor exhibition. This sumptuous backdrop is juxtaposed with key pieces from the Resort 2018 collection, resulting in a visually arresting kaleidoscopic cacophony of colour designed to catch the eye of visitors across the shop floor.


“At Studiofibre we are fascinated by colour, shape, texture and unique displays, so this project was perfect for us! We have successfully made a big impact in a small space and on a limited budget, providing a totally bespoke solution. It’s a pleasure to create a second pop-up for Mary and her team, following on from the success of the space we designed for her in the Bon Marché (Paris) earlier this year.”

Fiona Livingston – Co-Founder - Studiofibre


Tuesday, 31 October 2017

The Garnered Celebrates its first Birthday in Hong Kong



Studiofibre are thrilled to have recently worked with The Garnered to create a pop-up in Hong Kong’s Landmark Luxury Shopping Destination.

The Garnered is an online retail space that works closely with designers across the globe, bringing together the worlds of fashion, craft and design with a uniquely personal touch.

The pop-up showcased the work of 20 designers and offered an place to linger and learn as well as provide a sense of discovery.

Find out more here: The Garnered





Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Vogue feature nineteen entrepreneurs from Walpole's Brands of Tomorrow #Walpole100

British Vogue invite nineteen of Britain's luxury entrepreneurs from Walpole's Brands of Tomorrow to share their secrets to success, including Studiofibre co-founder & director, Fiona Livingston.

Celebrating 10 years of Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow programme, the Walpole 100 has been launched. This initiative brings together 50 of British luxury entrepreneurs to share their insights on lessons learned, their most valued advice and the secrets to their successes.

Read the article here: Vogue, Aug 2017