news...

december 2014... our brand and spanking new studio, converted from an old public toilet is now open! we have been tentatively moving in over the last couple of weeks, with all our salvaged furniture and random bits of pieces. We didn't realise how many books and pens we owned... So - seasons greetings one and all and watch this space for exciting things happening in 2015...

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...
school of life
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december wish list day 14 – The School of Life…

Today on our wish list, we are looking at ideas. Aha – nothing new there, we hear you cry. Indeed. We are firm believers in the power of a great idea to create something interesting, new, exciting and world changing. Ideas make the world go round. So, for today, we are putting anything from the […]

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electric paint
Dec 1
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KeepCup Brew limited edition
Dec 1
walnut bird by Jacob Pugh
Dec 1
personalised moleskine
Dec 1
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december wish list day 9 – a personalised moleskine from Urban Cottage Industries…

Today, I was part of a photoshoot of ‘makers’ in Brighton, where we were all photographed in a portrait fashion with items representative of our craft. First off, I thought that this would be rather hard, but when I looked at the items I used on a near daily basis, there were a few that […]

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brighton gin
Dec 1
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december wish list day 8 – Brighton Gin…

We are keeping it local today on our december wish list, with a beverage that has just been launched in our very own city – Brighton Gin. Created by five Brighton chums who all enjoy a spot of gin, this rather special tipple has literally just hit the shelves.  We discovered Brighton Gin at the […]

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hiut denim
Dec 1
plumen drop top
Dec 1
Present & Correct print
Dec 1
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december wish list day 5 – an old equator print from Present & Correct…

We are real suckers for old bits of stationery. Random ticket stubs, old postcards, vintage advertising posters, unused notebooks from decades ago. Wonderful. And fortunately there is a place in London which can help with this kind of obsession. Present & Correct source and sell the most wonderfully eclectic selection of both new and very […]

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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...