Universal Design Studio is an award winning architecture and interior design practice based in London. It works internationally on commissions including boutique hotels and restaurants, retail spaces, galleries and renowned cultural institutions. Universal uses a bespoke approach for each client, rich in intellectual rigour and creativity, to create inspiring places with a powerful visual impact.
Notable projects from Universal Design Studio include the design of Ace Hotel London, and a commission from the Science Museum to design the architectural framework of the Information Age Gallery. Their most recent projects include the design of Singapore-based Odette restaurant by Julien Royer in the newly revitalised Singapore national art gallery and a flagship store for luxury leather goods brand J&M Davidson on Mount Street, London.
Universal 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 an architectural and interior design context. The studio is co-directed by Hannah Carter Owers and Jason Holley.