Unit B, Leswin Place, London - 2017

Residential interior.


Tube Furniture, London - 2017

Furniture Commission for The Book Club


TBC 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.


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)


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

Invited Designers


Mobile Pavillion, Shodoshima, July 2014 (In collaboration with Hiroko Shiratori and Markus Bergstrom)

Creators in Residency, Design East Trienalle


Arc, Canal Boat, Angel, London, UK 2013

A mobile home design for living on London’s inner city water ways.


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.


T&M Ash Tables, Max and Benito, Vienna

Furniture Design and Production


Tandoor 001, London, 2018

Object design and Production


Founded by Shai Akram and Andrew Haythornthwaite Studio Alt Shift is a design studio for material research and production of spaces and objects.


The studio uses narrative as a means to initiate briefs and explores ideas through process-led material investigation. They were invited to discuss their 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.


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).


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).


Their work is held in the permanent collection at the Design Museum, London and MoMA, New York and has been published internationally. The pair also enjoy teaching onto under-graduate and Masters programs at a range of institutions including UAL and the RCA.






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

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)

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)





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)





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)





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

Loose Threads, Modular:Blanc, London, September 2013

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

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



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