A recent private residential project on Albemarle Street in Mayfair by Studio Mackereth left Giles Hattersley of The Sunday Times beside himself with admiration: ‘Is it gorgeous? Sure. Would I like to live there? Yes, please. Are billionaires finally getting their taste together? Perhaps. It’s borderline perfect,’ he wrote.
Deyan Sudjic, Director of the Design Museum, London, was equally effusive: ‘”Luxury”, “modern”, “delicate”, and “discretion” are not usually words that belong in the same sentence. Studio Mackereth has addressed all these qualities to make places, objects and spaces that feel special.’
The studio is a collective of architects and designers concentrating on luxury retail, commercial and high-end residential projects but also branching out into jewellery and furniture design. Projects range from a gallery in Mayfair to a muse house in Hamsptead, some beach houses in Zanzibar, and a lighthouse in Norfolk.
Architectural Association graduate Mackereth formed the architectural design team just three years ago in 2013. Previously, she ran Wells Mackereth, the architecture firm which she set up with James Wells in 1995 which was named one of the six best architectural practices working in London by The Telegraph among other accolades.