Allect is an international design environmental concerns. Repurposing and group founded in 2017, the restoring existing pieces or sourcing beautiful parent company of Helen antiques is also an integral part of the process. Green Design, Lawson Robb In the coming year Helen Green Design and Rigby & Rigby. All three will be re-examining the principles which brands are leaders in their respective fields have underpinned its designs since its encompassing architecture, interior, yacht, and product design. Allect oversees the development of all its brands, maintaining their individual identities, heritage and expertise, while centralising the finance, marketing and back-office functions. Its ambition is to foster the brands’ creativity, innovation and excellence in order to promote growth and ensure future success.
Helen Green Design, launched in 2002, is an international interior designer, specialising in creating a classical, elegant, and timeless look for its clients. Its design aesthetic is firmly rooted in the finest traditions of British taste. Principally residential specialists, private client projects include town houses and penthouse apartments in super-prime London locations, such as Chelsea and Belgravia, as well as extensive country estates. Helen Green Design has been appointed to design a property in No.1 Grosvenor Square, one of the capital’s most prestigious developments. No.1 Grosvenor Square was formerly the Canadian High Commission and is described by its developer as ‘The World’s Most Desirable Address’. Further afield, it will complete a penthouse apartment project in St Petersburg. The private apartment is located on an island overlooking the river and Primorsky Victory Park and has a contemporary design specifically tailored for the client and their family.
One of the biggest challenges facing the practice in 2020 is responding to clients who are becoming more environmentally conscious. By specifying environmentally friendly materials and focusing on durability in the design, the practice creates timeless interiors with longevity for its clients while simultaneously addressing their inception, and seeking to reinterpret them in a modern way. Tastes may alter with time, but some things remain unchanged. As Ivana Allain, Studio Director of Helen Green Design says, ‘Luxury is most importantly about meeting a client’s aspiration, understanding and finding solutions to fit their needs and lifestyle. To achieve this, there can be no boundaries, no compromise and an impeccable level of service is a must.’
Its ambition is to foster the brands’ creativity, innovation and excellence in order to promote growth and ensure future success
Rigby & Rigby is an international British design house that offers a full concept-to- completion service, combining development management, architecture, interior design and construction. To ensure clients’ properties are immaculately maintained once completed, Rigby & Rigby has a concierge service to help clients manage their properties. Private client commissions now represent the majority of Rigby & Rigby’s work.
The challenge in 2020 will be to continue to exceed clients’ expectations while constantly evolving the brand and design style so that it remains at the forefront of the industry. It is likely that clients will be investing more but wanting less; key pieces from the archives or collectables will become more on trend and interiors will focus around a strong narrative. By taking a holistic approach to design, the individual elements of architecture, interior design, lighting and technology are combined from the outset, the result being a fully resolved interior that is both usable and luxurious.
Rigby & Rigby is regarded as one of the finest professional services teams in the industry, a reputation maintained by constant research and in-depth analysis of the practice’s output. Rigby & Rigby has a special projects department currently deployed on three ‘hero’ projects – comprising properties worth upwards of £50 million.
One of its most important current projects is the redevelopment of a large villa in Notting Hill. It is a full-service commission involving all the elements of the practice’s expertise. It is an unusual project in that it involves the property’s change of use from commercial to residential. Rigby & Rigby has been commissioned to transform this former office building into a family home. One of the key elements of the plan is the restoration of the original architectural features of the house to restore the Grade II-listed building to its former glory.
This activity is not going unnoticed: Rigby & Rigby has recently been recognised with numerous industry awards. The interior design team has recently been awarded ‘Best Living Space – London’ for its penthouse project in Covent Garden.
With all three of its brands intent on building on their recent successes, the future looks bright for Allect. Despite recent uncertainties, Britain – and London in particular – remain a magnet for property investment and development. This is a cause for optimism for Helen Green Design, Lawson Robb and Rigby & Rigby in 2020.