Spatial design company Foreign Bear Studio began when Genevieve McGill and Phil MacMahon bought and renovated a dilapidated Victorian flat in the up-and-coming borough of Hackney in East London. What was initially a first home together in a then-unfashionable area of the city ignited in the couple a thirst for interiors and renovation. It allowed the duo to indulge their passion for design while engaging their ability to see through the most neglected and derelict spaces to the home that lies within. Hours were spent salvaging the original Victorian staircase and rejuvenating the sash windows: budget-conscious methods that have become a motif through their design projects today. With this first home came a bigger adventure, the beginnings of their new business. From minimalist and timeless designs to the more quirky details, their projects encompass perfect craftsmanship and technical accuracy. This is balanced with their own unique furniture designs, curated finds from their travels and upcycled objects from flea-markets and auction rooms, that give their spaces a unique design flair on a budget.
Services Provided

Architectural Design, Architectural Drawings, Basement Conversion, Basement Design, Building Conservation, Building Design, Custom Build Homes, Drafting, Eco Homes, Floor Plans, Home Renovation, House Extensions, House Plans, Kitchen Design, New Home Construction, Project Management, Space Planning, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design

Areas Served

London, Hackney, Hackney Wick, Islington, Stoke Newington, Shoreditch

Contact:Phil MacMahon
Location:London, Greater London E8 3QB
United Kingdom

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