Meet The Superyacht Designers: Lawson Robb
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Meet The Superyacht Designers: Lawson Robb

From ground-breaking superyachts to exceptional interiors

Lawson Robb is an entry in our Interiors Book 2023

Lawson Robb: Country & Town Interiors Book 2023

For the last 20 years, Lawson Robb has been designing beautiful interiors and exceptional spaces worldwide. From private apartments and townhouses to superyachts, luxury villas and hotels abroad, nothing is impossible for the design team. Under the direction of Creative Lead George Wolstenholme, Lawson Robb’s mission is to continue delivering the unexpected and unconventional, producing spaces like never seen before. 

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Design for Lawson Robb means extracting the DNA of an idea and seeing what can be developed from it. The team is inspired by new notions of luxury and translating these into schemes, as well as the work of classic design masters. Each project has its own story to tell and an identity that sets it apart from the rest. Interiors never merge into the uniformity of current trends but relate back to the studio’s three key principles: to design with an atemporal, considered and curatorial style, whether chimes of heritage or timelessness are required, or a more futuristic scheme is called for. Although the company style is constantly evolving, the objective remains the same: to create approachable yet thought-provoking spaces totally unique to its clients. 

With a masters in yacht design and ten years of collective experience in superyachts and ultra-prime residences as well as bespoke furniture design, George’s expertise is in the details and the art of the bespoke. During Lawson Robb’s history, the team has taken on large-scale projects around the world, most notably the superyacht Phi, a ground-breaking vessel designed in collaboration with Royal Huisman, Cor D. Rover and Van 1 Oossanen Naval Architects, which launched in 2021. The studio is currently working on a stunning private villa in Dubai due to complete later this year, inspired by the client’s interest in fashion and minimal design style, and another superyacht launching in 2025.

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Tips, Tricks & Tools

  1. ‘Lighting can absolutely transform a space, and with a thrifty mindset you can source brilliant options for less that you might think.’
  2. ‘Invest in the items you will use the most. Value extends beyond the point of purchase.’ 
  3. ‘Consider how long you will enjoy a design for. Think about what is style and what is fashion. Invest in the former, play with the latter. Following trends with decorative items, as opposed to architectural details and main pieces of furniture, means you can periodically transform your space for relatively little investment.’
  4. ‘Educate yourself on the brands you are selecting to ensure you are getting the quality you deserve. Many brands demand premium prices for products that are not worth the money.’ 
  5. ‘Consider outdoor fabrics for inside. There are amazing outdoor fabrics available that provide both luxury, durability and practicality.’ 

Secret Address Book

  • Lunch: A delicious naanwich from Kama by Vineet in the Harrods food hall (harrods.com)
  • Podcast: The Gentleman’s Journal podcast discusses success, business and the lives of entrepreneurs (thegentlemansjournal.com)
  • Instagram: The Local Project is an excellent architecture and design publication (thelocalproject.co.au)

LAWSON ROBB
29 Milner Street London SW3 2QD
+44 (0)20 7351 9383
lawsonrobb.com
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