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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Today, we are continuing our trend predictions and are delighted to report that we have been featured on the Designer Insights section of the Terry’s Blinds blog – talking about our work and five of our top tips for interior design in 2015… Courtesy of: Terrys Blinds
Ok – we are DONE with 2014 and are now looking towards 2015, so for the rest of the month, we will be looking at our predictions for what we think will feature heavily in the coming 12 months. This will be a mixture of design predictions, fashion predictions and behaviour predictions – all based […]
Ok – we know it was not that long ago – and that Christmas stuff feels a bit weird in January, but that said, there is something for getting a nice surprise in the post, regardless of the time of year. So, we are recapping back to early December today, and our very popular post […]
Back in November we were asked to contribute to the rather marvellous EDGE Condition publication, and we decided to write a bit of a rant about how we dislike the term ‘eco design’… first published 26 November 2014… A little while ago, back in 2008 when I set up this studio, we were very explicit […]
2014 was a big year for us in many ways – including completing the building of our new studio in Brighton, which we have converted from an old public toilet into an industrially styled, eclectic space. And in October, we opened our studio to the first visitors on the Eco Open Houses tour weekend, whilst […]
September and May are always two of the busiest months for us at the studio, with the Brighton Festival and the London Design Festival, but we managed to have a day off – and we went to the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings… first published 8th September… Sometimes it is good to do things on the […]
Today on our recap we are back in August, where things were fine and warm and we were enjoying toasty days outside in our gardens. We found a rather nice fence for those gardens too… first published August 2014… Ok. We are bending the rules just a touch today with this fantastic image. Not strictly […]
We were delighted to visit the beautiful Ditchling Museum of Arts and Crafts in July – both for the type and the architecture… first published 1st July 2014… Last week we trotted up to the rather beautiful village of Ditchling, which sits on the northern side of the South Downs just above Brighton to attend […]
Back in June we went back to Berlin – again – to give a talk at the wonderful Universitat der Kunste on behalf of the Fixperts. Whilst we were there, we stayed in a marvellous hotel with some fantastic industrial styled interiors… first published 12 June 2014… Yesterday on the Ecospot we took our first […]
In May there was lots going on. We spoke at a couple of events, ran a foraging walk in Brighton and visited stacks of Artist’s Open Houses for both ourselves and our clients. It was a busy month, but for our 2014 recap we are looking back to one of the talks we did – […]
'Claire Potter Design carried out interior design and construction work on our lounge and courtyard garden. Claire created attractive yet functional designs that were executed to a very high standard. Claire was excellent at interpreting my brief - I felt able to trust her advice and so could move outside my comfort zone with some of the ideas. This meant that the finished design was more adventurous than I could have done myself. It was great to have one company design and implement the work, as this gave a level of flexibility to make practical adjustments as the work progressed. I found Claire Potter Design to be very professional and extremely friendly.' (Mrs R. Sutton)interior design
'I was delighted with the service received from Claire Potter Design and I very quickly settled on the contemporary design option presented. The work on site was carried out very efficiently - the result is excellent and has been commented upon with appreciation by a number of people. I can highly recommend Claire Potter Design' (Mr R. Saville)landscape design