1508 London: The Global Design Company With Local Expertise
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1508 London: The Global Design Company With Local Expertise

1508 London is a Great British Brand 2024

1508 London is an entry in our Great British Brands 2024 book. 

1508 London: Great British Brand 2024

Project King, Portland Place

Project King, Portland Place

‘With eight offices spanning four continents, 1508 London creates exceptional spaces worldwide for private clients, residential developments and leading hospitality brands. Our global 1508 London team has done remarkable work in 2023. In America, projects included the Cipriani Residences in Miami, a 45,000 sq/ft home in Washington DC and a 30,000 sq/ft home in Malibu and an entire floor of Philadelphia’s Four Seasons in the iconic Foster building. In Asia, building on our Singapore office’s success, we launched a studio in Bangkok, where we’re working on a hotel in Jakarta, a multi-residential scheme in Shenzen and three hotels in Nepal’s enchanting landscape.

Our big London moment was the grand opening of Britain’s first Raffles hotel at The OWO, where we were responsible for the interior design of the 85 Residences. We also completed a remarkable 21,000 sq/ft Grade II-listed house in Portland Place, which marries rich history with contemporary luxury and has been a film set for The King’s Speech, Kate Moss and Amy Winehouse.

In Hamburg, we transformed a heritage building into the Conrad Hotel. We launched in Cannes, working on a very exciting project in St Tropez designing an on-site boutique hotel and restaurant. In Dubai, we’re working on projects like the Baccarat Hotel & Residences, the Armani Hotel & Residences Riyadh and we completed the refurbishment of Burj Khalifa’s At.mosphere Restaurant.

In 2024 we’re launching an Australian office, with a big residential development in Sydney, and completing The Cape Grace, a beautiful old colonial-style Cape Town hotel. Our structure allows creativity to flourish and design to transcend borders. Our designers immerse themselves in the local vernacular, ensuring each project celebrates its unique cultural context.

AI will be interesting to test ideas and material, but what people most enjoy is the process of design, the beauty of the journey. You’ll always value a hand-tailored suit over an off-the-peg one.’

Hamish Brown, Stuart Horwood and Laura Lockwood, partners

A wine store

Project King, Portland Place

Five Proudest Moments

  1. Winning a prestigious private residential project in Palace Green in 2012, solidifying ourposition as a leading luxury interior design studio.
  2. Redesigning the Lanesborough Club & Spa and winning Best Spa in Europe in 2015 marked our transition into the hospitality sector, and led to numerous other hospitality projects like the refurbishment of the Carlton Tower Jumeirah.
  3. Being appointed as the interior designer for all four phases of Chelsea Barracks in 2017, propelling us onto the global stage and leading to notable projects like One Grosvenor Square and The OWO Branded Residences.
  4. The launch and success of our Dubai studio in 2019 paved the way for further international expansion, with six additional locations globally.
  5. Being appointed on prestigious projects including the Mandarin Oriental Beverly Hills, Cipriani Miami Residences, and Four Seasons Philadelphia in 2022 were significant milestones for our US expansion.
A green chair in a light filled room

Athens Penthouse

What I’ve Learnt…

  • The project is the celebrity, not us, so we leave our ego at the door.
  • Structure and discipline are a must – to deliver at the highest level, our customers expect the best, so we need to perform at the top, there is no margin for error.
  • Our global presence has empowered us to create designs that transcend borders, drawing on a wealth of international expertise.


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