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.
Universal Design Studio’s most recent projects include the revitalisation and redesign of over 150,000 sq ft of retail and civic space in The Canberra Centre, including two shopping malls, owned by Australian developer QIC Global Real Estate, the design of Fine Blooms, a new florist concept store based in Dubai’s Boxpark, and 151 Wardour Street, The Office Group’s first co-working space in London’s Soho. Previous notable projects from Universal Design Studio also include de redesign of Frieze London and New York, the design of Ace Hotel London, the interior design of At Six hotel in Stockholm, and a commission from the Science Museum to design the architectural framework of the Information Age Gallery.
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 an architectural and interior design context. The studio is co-directed by Hannah Carter Owers and Jason Holley.