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Central Design Studio is a boutique design agency for the hospitality industry.

Working across architecture, interior design, graphic design and branding, we offer specialist design services and expertise, from strategic and creative direction to detail design and delivery.


A small, agile, hands-on team at the centre of the design process, our approach is informed by our guiding principles, and our firm belief that all great design has a story at its heart.

We create spaces for people to enjoy.

Ian Haigh

Founder and Creative Director

Ian is an award-winning designer with over 20 years’ experience, working with some of London’s best-known design companies, for some of the world’s most respected brands.

He studied architecture and design at University College Suffolk in the late 90s, which led to a passion in the influence buildings have on the end user – people.

Central Design Studio was formed in 2010.

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We work with a range of clients, from small independent start-ups, to Michelin-starred chefs, to prime real estate developers, to large multi-national hotel groups.

Recent clients include:


What People Say

"Thank you for the hard work to date. A fantastic example of collaborative design - client, interior architecture, and place architecture - all coming together to create a quite special moment.

I am really proud of what you’ve produced - great job, and I’m looking forward to implementing it and seeing the design realised."

Tom Branton, EcoWorld

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