Benedict is the founder and creative director at Benedict Wilhelm Design. Originally from Salzburg Austria, upon finishing his degree at Central Saint Martins college of Art and Design, he went on to work for some of London's most prestigious architectural practises and design studios. This period of his career allowed him not only to work closely with some of the most influential and inspiring names in the industry but also take on a variety of high profile projects from across the globe, which have gained him recognition not only within the design industry but also with private clients and global brands alike. Years of award winning projects and an ever growing list of clients was the starting point to detach and set up his own studio. Benedict's vast portfolio features a variety of work from retail, beauty, hospitality, F&B and high end residential. Clients to date include Burberry, Dunhill, Ballymore, Nike, British Land, Selfridges, Tudor Vale, Harrods & Dr. Martens to name but a few.
Dan is an award-winning RIBA chartered architect with over 14 years experience in architecture and design, largely in the residential and private sector where he has worked closely with clients and developers to create bespoke quality buildings and interiors. To create a synergy Dan believes the architectural design process should be a collaboration process between the designer, client, and craftsmen and he approaches projects with a consciousness of the atmosphere build form can create, for its inhabitants and activity, paying equal attention to tactility, acoustics, light, aesthetics, and space
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Brought up in lovely Dundalk, Ireland , Seán made his way across the pond first to Brighton and then down to magical London. Usually found with a pen behind his ear either discussing what to have for lunch or what he’s eaten over the past few days. Studied Interior architecture for 3 years before starting work at Benedict Wilhelm. Seán has a passion for minimal design and using core raw materials and has worked on a range of projects varying from small scale residential projects to exciting bars and restaurants. Always happy to have a nice quiet pint in the Sun Tavern with a bowl of wasabi peas and a meat stick.
Paola Grimaldo moved to East London from Switzerland. She studied at the Polytechnique of Lausanne enjoying Geneva's lake colours and snowboarding in the Alpes mountains. Passionate about architecture, she decided to experience living and working in a lively metropole to challenge new ideas and visions. Benefiting from a multicultural background she speaks fluently English, French and Spanish. Seeing the world with her own eyes was her dream and through time, it became a necessity. Which pushed her to travel to more than 30 countries and work in 3 of them. Being exposed to different lifestyles inspired her to design distinctive solutions for unique projects. Grateful for an amazing team, Paola continues exploring, questioning and expanding her knowledge.
Artur is an architect, graduated in ESAP - Escola SuperiorArtística do Porto (School of Arts in Porto), Portugal. He won the Europan 98 - Coimbra Competition with a 120 social houses urbanization program. The contract, commissioned by the Coimbra’s City Council to implement the winning project, allowed him to establish his own studio ZapGun, as co-principal. With ZapGun, Artur Fernandes begun a career where he developed an extensive builtwork as Author, Team Leader and On-site supervisor. Since moving to the UK, he has been the project lead on a variety of projects. He is focused in delivering high quality design and to work productively with the team. He is willing to grow with a company he admires and contribute to a positive and successful office culture.
Elif Erguvan studied Product Design at Central Saint Martins College. Throughout her studies, she has worked in several interior and product design studios in London, New York and Istanbul where she gained experience on organisational skills, manufacturing processes and concept presentations. Her decision to specialise in interior design stems from her desire to include her furniture and products into spaces, always aiming to combine aesthetics and functionality. In her designs she explores the relationship between products and their users. She aims to develop a special connection between the user and the product. Developing a personal bond either through the means of focusing on more than one sense or making simple things easier for the user. Alongside her technical experience , she has a keen understanding of trends, fashion ,textile, colour and branding. Although her passion is furniture and interiors, she is able to apply her passion and process to various products and industries. Recently she is working on her own furniture design projects as well as for Benedict Wilhelm Design.
"Jane is a recent graduate of the School of Architecture at the University of Limerick, Ireland, where she attained a first class honours degree. Over the course of her five-year study, she realised a preference to make and test models as part of her design process; focusing her final year thesis on a scientific study of light in architecture. She is also interested in the social nature of architecture, our relationships to space and each other, working with Limerick Intelligence Research Unit and Hirschmuller Schindele Arkitekten.
Raised on a dairy farm on Ireland's coast, she has taken many opportunities to contrast this by spending her summers in urban centres like Paris, New York and San Francisco. Having also completed her internship with time in Berlin, London is her next city to discover."