Tenacious creatives inspiring a beautiful world.
Much like the studio’s aesthetic, the formation of Ardour was an organic process. After joining forces on an interior design project for a small restaurant chain, David, a former graphic designer at an architecture practice, and Amy, a textile designer from a family of restaurateurs, recognised a shared enthusiasm for design’s potential to transform spaces and enhance user experience. Ardour evolved as a practice that combines its founders’ complementary design specialisms and passion for sustainability, offering a unique creative insight to its clients.
Research driven, we find original and beautiful solutions through goal-directed, playful experimentation and develop reciprocal working relationships with our clients.
We believe the positive energy that goes into a design manifests in user experience and aim to inject a sense of fun into every project whilst always creating a commercially viable, professional and successful solution. Our consideration for design longevity and sustainability has lead us to work with local clients such as the award-winning, zero-waste restaurant, Silo in Brighton and as well as companies who are new to exploring natural and recycled materials and sustainable solutions.
Today David and Amy lead a team of freelancers from a Victorian coach house, minutes away from the sea on the Brighton-Hove border.
Launched by the studio in 2017, Five Farm Mews is a co-working space home to a diverse community of local makers and creatives. Complete with a wood burner, this homely work space nurtures a hub of activity and collaboration, reflecting Ardour’s holistic approach to work.
As the practice grows we remain dedicated to championing sustainable, human-centric design and creating beautiful and nurturing design solutions.
Photographer & Stylist
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