One to Watch Child Studio


The team that creates products and interiors


Words by Sophie Tolhurst
Images by Christian Felix Speller

Who 

Child Studio is a London-based practice founded by Alexy Kos and Che Huang that works across retail, hospitality and residential interiors, aiming to create memorable and inviting environments. The studio’s holistic approach encompasses spatial and product design as well as interior photography and art direction – combined to create a compelling narrative for each project.

Why

The duo has a particular interest in the Modernist heritage of London and the creation of distinctive work rooted in local history, often seeking to celebrate ‘overlooked chapters’ in the city’s architectural heritage.

The duo hopes to create environments that are both nostalgic yet ‘unmistakably contemporary’ for local communities and visitors, by finding unexpected angles from which to build an engaging narrative. Interiors will often feature playful uses of materials, along with bespoke furniture elements that ‘utilise and reinforce the unique character of each building.'

Where 

www.childstudio.com

Maido Sushi restaurant: A former 1960s London post office in St John’s Wood has been transformed into a Japanese restaurant. Child Studio took inspiration from the late modernist building and wanted to celebrate its history and that of the neighbourhood. The Japanese references are subtle, coming through in the choice of materials, hand-crafted woodwork detailing and geometric patterns.

Cubitts store Soho: The Soho store for British spectacle maker Cubitts was inspired by the district’s ‘colourfully seedy side’. The interiors reference peep show booths, with low partitions creating a maze-like environment. The walls are clad in wood-effect Formica laminate with aluminium trims. Nooks in the walls form displays, and illuminated acrylic shelving showcases the acetate chips available for bespoke frames.

Rug collection ‘19-19’: A collection of handwoven rugs created in collaboration with Floor_ Story that recognises the unsung heroes of the Bauhaus Movement – the women. Each rug is named after these often overlooked but extremely innovative and important female artists or designers: Alma, Lucia, Gunta, Otti, Benita and Anni. The collection title refers to the founding year of the first Bauhaus school in Weimar.








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