news...

march 2015... our brand and spanking new studio, converted from an old public toilet is now open and we are fully moved in, along with a couple of lovely friends working in graphic design and illustration... And even though we are only part way into 2015, we have done loads of exciting things - more to be revealed soon!

welcome to claire potter design

we are a design studio based in Brighton. here is a little bit about us...
  • 2008

    founded in 2008...

    claire potter design was founded in 2008 with a strong commitment to being a friendly, passionate studio creating fantastic and ethical projects. to live, and create what we love.

  • 2014

    what have we done...

    since we started, we have completed over 75 projects for interiors, landscapes and products and have worked across the UK with wonderful clients. we have spoken internationally about the power of sustainable design and run events about our studio design passions. still living what we love.

  • 2014

    we are moving...

    and as of october 2014, we are moving to our new studio - a former public wc that we have converted into a new, industrial styled design studio. from our new home, Studio Loo, we will be not only designing each day, but running events and courses too. we will have a window gallery of stuff we have sourced and made, plus great things that others have made too. come and say hello.

how can we help?

we work across a variety of design disciplines - here is a brief introduction...

interior design

we provide a full service for interior design projects, from concept design to project management and everything in between for both private and commercial clients. need planning permission or building regulations submissions? we can help with that too.

landscape design

we specialise in soft but contemporary landscape and garden schemes of all sizes, with a particular emphasis on edible planting. we undertake both residential schemes or public / large commercial spaces and focus on site specific planting to enhance biodiversity.

product design

we create our own ranges of products for use in our interior design projects, some of which are also available as limited editions. salvaged and upcycled materials are also used extensively by the studio.

writing

from our award winning blog, the ecospot blog (which is below), to design research and reviews, we believe writing is a key part of design thinking. our writing has also featured in online articles as well as print publications on design and architecture.

speaking

claire lectures and speaks internationally on design, whilst also being an Associate Lecturer at both the University of Sussex and the Open University. claire was also selected as a BBC Expert Woman in design and architecture in 2014, has been interviewed on BBC Radio and is currently working with production companies on programming concepts for television.

courses and events

we are in the process of finalising the courses and events which will run at our new studio - Studio Loo - a converted former public WC in Hove. day courses on interior design and creativity will feature, along with foraging dinners and hands on workshops. contact us to receive our events newsletter and be kept up to date.

sustainable

whatever we do, we strive to ensure that we create design that is exciting as well as being ethical. recycled products, upcycled products, salvaged pieces, local craftspeople, locally sourced items and biodiversity supporting designs are our thing.

events...

we have got loads of things planned for 2015 - check here to see our latest events, walks, talks etc...

May 2015 - Artists Open Houses, Brighton - over four weekends in May, Studio Loo will be open for the Artists Open Houses West Hove trail, showing our curated selection of great design, prints, illustration and homewares from brilliant designers, as well as our 2015 collection of sustainable designed furniture and products for the home.

07 June 2015 - Urban Foraging Ramble - we will be leading a foraging walk through Hove and Brighton for the Brighton and Hove Urban Ramblers. SPACES VERY LIMITED!

portfolio...

we love working on all types of projects - here is a small selection of projects we have completed for our lovely clients since 2008

welcome to the ecospot blog

our daily ramblings about all things to do with sustainable design...
April Fish cuttlefish t-shirt crop
Apr 0
Apr 0

April Fish Day? go for a t-shirt instead…

Many moons ago, whilst living in France, we were a little bit confused when the shops in the alpine town in which we were residing decked ¬†themselves out with underwater scenes at the end of March. We were miles away from any coast, and a fishing festival seemed quite unlikely. However, on the first of […]

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industrial interior simple
Mar 0
Linga feel the fear crop
Mar 1
Mar 1

Weekend words – feel the fear…

Today we have the first in our new series of inspirational images and words for our Weekend Words series – and we are starting a new photographic range – with all photos taken by the studio… Our first image was taken on a recent trip to the French Alps and is one of our favourite […]

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The Tomorrow Collective
Mar 1
studio swine
Mar 1
GreenMatch Top 100
Mar 1
Mar 1

Another award for the studio – we are in the GreenMatch Top 100!

We are really happy today to announce that we have been selected to be part of the GreenMatch Top 100 Green Initiatives for 2015! We are in very wonderful company and are placed at number 10 in the top 20 projects section. GreenMatch chose the 100 because – ‘The number of organisations, businesses and people […]

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Bill Murray book print
Mar 2
Mar 2

World Book Day – a great print from Page Rager…

Well – happy World Book Day everyone. We have to say, every day for us is a book day as we have a possibly unhealthy obsession with all things book and print – from the very new to the very old. However, we are fully aware that the invention of the good old internet has […]

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homify 2
Mar 1
Mar 1

we are now on Homify!

Just a quick one – we have been invited to become a member of Homify UK, a database of lots of professionals showing what we do best. As part of the Eco Design contingency, our profile will show lots of stuff like before and after photos of projects, as well as the spectrum of different […]

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dyson city small
Mar 1
Sarah Turner lighting
Feb 1
Feb 1

recycled plastic and LED light installation by Sarah Turner…

Bringing a bit of light into the depths of winter is a tradition that has long been part of human nature. The Yule log for instance, is one attempt to revive Mother Nature back into life and lighten the dark evenings. And lighting designer Sarah Turner has brought another tree to life with her recent […]

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structural skin
Feb 1
espresso mushroom
Feb 1
Great Recovery circular economy 3
Feb 1
FIELD brighton
Feb 1
claire potter studio main 6 small
Feb 1
2015 trend predictions Terrys Blinds
Jan 1
2015 trend predictions 1 - green
Jan 1
december recap
Jan 1
nov recap
Jan 1
October recap
Jan 1

how we spend our time...

we know it adds up to more than 100%. we work really hard as we love our work.

interior design projects...

landscape design projects...

speaking and writing...

studio research...

projects completed to date...
awards for design projects and writing...
new office - converted from a former public wc in Brighton...

clients...

we work with lots of lovely people - here are a few of our commercial clients..
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testimonials...

a few things that our clients have said about us...