news...

november 2014... our brand and spanking new studio, converted from an old public toilet was open for the Eco Open houses tours last month. we had around 180 or so visitors, which was awesome. thank you to everyone that was able to come and say hello. we will be fully open very very soon - watch this space...

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.

welcome to the ecospot blog

our daily ramblings about all things to do with sustainable design...
colour inspiration the indian roller bird 650
Nov 0
Nov 0

weekend colour inspiration – birds and butterflies…

Today on weekend colour inspiration, we are looking at a few images we took at a recent visit in Brighton. The Booth Museum of Natural History is one of those places that we travel back to – looking at the wonderful cases of Victorian taxidermy to study pattern, juxtapositions, the building itself and of course, […]

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brooklyn tiles wallpaper 1
Nov 1
Nov 1

SPOTTED – the Brooklyn Tiles wallpaper by Merci…

Today on spotted we have a rather alternative to the traditional wallpapers out there. No florals, limited colours, a bit scrappy and very industrial looking. Doesn’t sound like a wallpaper at all does it? Well, as part of the range available at Merci, the Brooklyn Tiles are one such wallpaper that does not feel like […]

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Box Pendant l
Nov 1
Nov 1

SPOTTED – the Box Pendant…

Lighting can make a massive difference to a scheme. And of course, there are many different types of lighting which can be selected to create the right sort of usable or decorative statement. But when picking statement lighting – the single piece that you see when you enter a room – there are so many […]

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neon pink
Nov 1
Nov 1

weekend colour inspiration – a bit more neon…

Neon is a big thing here in the studio. We love a bit of neon green (photos of our new studio coming soon, where all will become clear…) and we love to see how other designers use neon too. We spotted this image over on Pinterest and tracked it down to the TreToEn blog – […]

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wilderness wood 2
Nov 1
Miss Print Fig wallpaper
Nov 1
The Maker's Atelier pattern
Nov 1
strive not to be a success quote
Nov 1
lego
Nov 1
Nov 1

weekend colour inspiration – coloured lego in the streets…

We have been going on about the whole repair issue quite a lot recently, and for our weekend colour inspiration post this week, we are sticking to the repair theme. This quite marvellous intervention in an urban environment shows architectural repair in a fun and interactive way – with Lego. Of course, this Lego piece […]

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repair chairs
Nov 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...