Design, Research,

Objects, Furniture,

Spaces

Works

 

Unit B, Leswin Place, London - 2017

Residential interior.

 

Tube Furniture, London - 2017

Furniture Commission for The Book Club

 

TBC-2 Lighting And Furniture, London - 2017

Bar Interior, Exterior  Design, Direction and Installation. Furniture and Lighting Design and Fabrication.

 

Fold Furniture - 2016

Steel, Wood

 

Patterns, Bar, Club and Terrace, Brighton, UK, 2015

Bar Interior, Exterior  Design, Direction and Installation. Furniture and Lighting Design and Fabrication.

 

Steel Legs, Furniture Range. UK, 2017

Design and Fabrication.

 

AHEC with Okay Studio, Exhibition, London, UK, September 2014

Exhibition Design, Fabrication and Installation

 

The Book Club, Restaurant and Bar, London, UK, 2010

Creative Direction, Interior, Furniture and Lighting design.

 

GAP, Visual Merchandising, Milan, Italy 2012

Design, Fabrication and Installation(in collaboration with Oscar Narud)

 

Tolou Screen, AHEC, London, UK, September 2014

Kinetic Installation (In collaboration with Peter Marigold)

 

Chin Chin Laboratory, Nitrogen Ice-Cream Shop, Camden, London, UK 2010

Interior, Furniture, Lighting and Design Direction

 

You’re Getting On My N.U.R.B.s, Corian Furniture, Padova, Italy 2011

(Sponsored by DuPont and in collaboration with Jordi Canudas)

Furniture Design and Manufacturing Strategy,

 

Stories, Co-Working environment and Café Bar, Broadway Market, London, May 2013

Design Direction, Signage, Interior, Furniture and Lighting

 

Kate Nash Set Design, World Tour 2010

Concept, Design and Fabrication

 

FOLD, Lighting, Loose Threads Exhibition 2013

Invited designers, Material Experimentation and Fabrication.

 

Mortise and Tenon _ Ash Tables, Max and Benito, Vienna

Furniture Design and Production

Scope

Studio Alt Shift is a design and research studio for spaces, furniture and lighting.

 

We cover all stages of projects from design direction and concept development to on-site installation, fabrication and project management.

 

The studio specialises in translating abstract ideas into physical proposals, and works across a range of audiences covering residential, commercial and temporary interior spaces such as experimental installations and exhibition design.

About

Studio Alt Shift is a london based practice founded in 2006 by Shai Akram and Andrew Haythornthwaite.

Projects actively seek to uncover visual, spatial and material languages that are specific and particular to our clients. We are able to  achieve these results by working directly with fabrication industries, collaborating  to discover new contexts, applications and audiences for their processes and materials. The outcomes form the unique narratives of the spaces we design.

 

We have been invited to discuss this approach in an interview by LSN Global and shared this ideology at international conferences and workshops – most recently Moscow Design week, by the British Council.

Our clients range from private commissions, to independent businesses, to established manufacturers. The design studio works with clients across the entire process from conceptual direction to final production and installation. Completed projects range from physical outcomes such as commercial interiors (The Chin Chin Laboratories, London), furniture ranges, (Bench Seats and Things, produced for The Book Club with Turners and Moore), exhibition design (AHEC | SKN gallery) and product ranges (Acland Homeware, NZ). Research-based projects include conceptual / visualisation proposals (ThinkDO Camp – Marks and Spencers, UK), invited residencies (ARCO Furniture, NL) and experimental material research (Corian DuPont, IT).

 

Works are held in the permanent collection of the Design Museum, London and MoMA, New York and has been published  extensively internationally.  Akram and Haythornthwaite also enjoy teaching onto under-graduate and Masters programs at a range of institutions including University of the Arts London and the Royal College of Art.

 

 

SELECTED INVITATIONS/WORKSHOPS/CONFERENCES

 

Royal College of Art, Guest Critic, Examiners and Platform Leader, 2016-present.

IKEA in Collaboration with Byreddo and the RCA, Invited Tutor, March 2018

Leverhulme Grant, Winner, January 2018

Fixperts Super Salon, Kingston University, Presenter and Round Table, June 2015

AHEC (American Hardwood Export Company), Invited designers April 2014

British Design Days (Moscow), Workshop And Talk, Invited by The British Council, November 2014

Wildlife Photographer Of The Year (Natural History Museum) – Trophy Design Selection Panel October 2014

Interior Design Awards At Free Range – Judging Panel July 2014

Middlesex University, BA (hons) Design Crafts, Validation Panel. May 2014

Pecha Kucha, Interior Educators, Talk,  London July, 2013. In Collaboration (with Andrew Haythornthwaite)

Design East, Conference & Workshop, Osaka, Japan, September 2012

Marking the Forest, Architectural Association Visiting School, Invited Participant, Oregon, USA, August 2012

Lago SPA, Padova, Italy, February 2011 Invited designer- furniture. (with Andrew Haythornthwaite and Jordi Canudas)

Disney, Italy, February 2011, in collaboration with DuPont, Invited designer – room set.(with Andrew Haythornthwaite and Jordi Canudas)

Consequences, Workshop, Camberwell University, May 2011

Shai Akram & Andrew Haythornthwaite, Talk, Camberwell University, March 2011

Okay Studio at IED, Conference, December 2010, Barcelona. (with fellow members of Okay Studio)

Arco, Winterswijk, Holland, July 2010. Invited designer (with Andrew Haythornthwaite)

 

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS

Interior Futures, Royal College of Art- Chapter Submission (Shortlisted for publication in 2019)

Lets go out! Interiors and Architecture for Restaurants and Bars, Gestalten, 2012 (Project featured: The Book Club)

Delicate – New Food Culture, Gestalten, August 2011 (Project featured: Chin-Chin Laboratory)

 

INTERVIEWS

Design East, Osaka, September 2012 (Film, Key Topic: Design East Workshop)

LS:N Global, London, July 2011 (Film and Online article, Key Topic : Narrative approach to projects)

Sight Unseen, London, February 2010 (Online article, Key Topic: The Making of… The Book Club)

 

 

SELECTED STUDIO PROJECTS

 

The Book Club 02, Bar Interior, Furniture Design, Lighting Scheme, Exterior and Design Direction, London, October 2017

Unit B, Domestic Interior and Art Direction, London, January 2017

Max and Benito, Furniture Design, Vienna, January 2017

Patterns, Bar Interior, Exterior and Design Direction, Brighton, June 2015

AHEC for SKN gallery, Exhibition design, London, April 2014

Marks & Spencers, ThinkDo Camp, Concept and Direction, London, August 2013

Stories, Bar Interior and Design Direction, Broadway Market, London, May 2013

Nasir bureau, Furniture Design, London, UK 2011

You’re Getting On My N.U.R.B.s, Furniture Design, Padova, Italy 2011

Saw Horse Furniture Design, Queen of Hoxton, London, UK 2011

Automated Marquetry Furniture Design Winterswijk, Netherlands, 2010

Kate Nash Set Design, World Tour 2010

Chin Chin Laboratory, Interior and Design Direction, London, UK 2010

The Book Club Bar Interior and Design Direction, UK 2009

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / PARTICIPATIONS

 

Leverhulme Scholar Showcase, Egg, Bath, October 2018 (in progress)

Forest of Imagination, Installation, Bath, July 2018 (in progress)

Collective Intention, Depot Basel, Basel, June-August 2015

AHEC (American Hardwood Export Company), April 2014

Loose Threads, Modular:Blanc, London, September 2013

Marking the Forest, Architectural Association Visiting School, Invited Participant, Oregon, USA, August 2012

Mantelpiece, Milsom Place, Bath, UK, November 2011

Okay Arco, Brompton Design District, London, September 2011

Okay Arco, Vivid Gallery, Rotterdam, June 2011

You’re Getting on my N.U.R.B.s, Apartmento, Lago House, Brera Milan, April 2011

Tron Designs Corian, Padiglione Visconti, Milan, April 2011

Hit the Nail on the Head, Novalis Gallery, Turin, December 2010- January 2011

Okay Studio en BCN, Exhibition and ‘In Conversation’, Otrascosas de Villarrosas, Barcelona, December 2010- January2011

The Visitor : Co-curator and Exhibitor TBC Gallery, London, 2010

Arco invites Okay Studio, Invited Designer, Arco, Netherlands, June 2010

Designers vs. fruit and vegetables: Food Marketo, Milan April 2010

Apartmento, Lago House, Milan, April 2010

Okay, , Mother Space, London, September 2009

 

 

 

Contact

t:  +44 [0] 77 9887 5334

e: hello@studioaltshift.com

 

Unit B, 2 Leswin Place, Stoke Newington, London, UK, N16 7NJ

 

t: +44 [0] 77 9887 5334

e: hello@studioaltshift.com

© 2018 Studio Alt Shift Ltd

Studio Alt Shift is a Design and Research Studio for Spaces, Furniture and Lighting.

 

We cover all stages of projects from design direction and concept development to on-site installation, fabrication and project management.

 

The studio specialises in translating abstract ideas into physical proposals, and works across a range of audiences covering residential, commercial and temporary interior spaces such as experimental installations and exhibition design.