Founded by Philippa Thorp, Thorp Design is a highly creative, multi-disciplinary practice of architects and designers with a wealth of experience and a heritage spanning four decades. The company’s international portfolio ranges from new build private houses to classical refurbishments (often with a contemporary twist), private jets, yachts, health clubs, restaurants and hotels. Each project is unique but what unites them is Thorp’s ethos. The studio prides itself in designing every element with the client’s needs as the focus, working hand-in-hand to create impeccably designed, integrated spaces that respect the building and its location.
For me, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a space come to life, and distilling a client’s personality into distinctive designs
Thorp’s 360-degree design vision continues to grow, and landscaping gardens and outside rooms are now an integral part of most projects. Colour, shape, form and vistas are all taken into account. Art is also a consideration that can tie a whole space together and Thorp has an in-house gallery where clients can view rotating exhibitions and pieces available to buy including artists such as Sandra Blow, Victor Pasmore, Terry Frost, Barbara Hepworth and, currently, Damien Hirst.
At present the practice is working on projects both in the UK and overseas that include the refurbishment of a Victorian house in Hampshire, a riverside house in Devon, the design and build of a large villa on the edge of Lake Como, and the design of a private mountain ranch residence in Yellowstone, Montana. ‘Living spaces are emotional places as much as physical ones. Thinking about a home in terms of its light and volume helps to create a beautiful backdrop, designed to reflect a calm and serene life,’ concludes Philippa. Such a mentality means unforgettable designs come as given.
Thorp Design 190/192 Sloane Street, London, SW1X 9QX +44 (0)20 7235 7808
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