We’re delighted to announce that Timothy Oulton Studio has earned a coveted place in Andrew Martin’s Interior Design Review Volume 22 and has been shortlisted for the prestigious Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award, for its unique design of San Kok Arts showroom and office in south east China, and 1880 members’ club in Singapore.

Dubbed ‘the Bible of interior design’, the Review features works by the world’s top 100 interior designers of 2018, and is much sought after by industry professionals and design enthusiasts alike. The book accompanies the Andrew Martin Interior Designer of the Year Award, slated by the Sunday Times as “The Oscars of the Interior Design World”. The winning interior designer will be announced this December.

Co-founded by Tim Oulton and Simon Laws, Timothy Oulton Studio was established to transform Tim’s lifelong passion for design and Simon’s experience in customised construction projects into handcrafted visceral experiences. Working with project owners who share its passion for hospitality & hosting, Timothy Oulton Studio is dedicated to the creation of incredible environments, delivering bespoke and innovative projects worldwide with a focus on the hospitality sector.


1880 is the design studio’s largest project to date, occupying the third floor of the building that also houses the InterContinental Hotel. The 22,000 sq ft space has been designed as a modern antidote to the typical members’ club, featuring a multi-sensory overload, from the kaleidoscope tunnel entrance to the 25 million year old rose quartz reception desk, to The Double; a casual café in the daytime which dramatically transforms into a seductive bar at night when a bar shelf magically lowers from the ceiling and leather banquettes rotate behind a huge dragon curtain.  It’s a space where work and leisure blur into one, encouraging unlikely connections and unplanned conversations.


Also featured in the Review is the San Kok Arts showroom, a timber utopia filled with surprise and intrigue. Visitors arrive to discover a pentagonal entrance door, where a puzzle must be solved to gain entry. An electric drawbridge opens into the cavernous main space, to reveal a suspended timber and polycarbonate structure forming the owner’s private office, an idea inspired by a traditional Chinese paper lantern. Hovering above the open workspace below, which doubles as a dramatic entertaining area, the floating timber lantern reinvents the idea of a classic CEO’s office into something whimsical, modern and inspiring.


Timothy Oulton Studio’s other recent projects include Gough’s on Gough restaurant and bar in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. Current projects include the design of a restaurant on King’s Road in London, a boutique hotel and restaurant in the Middle East and a private residence in the Lake District, UK.

Beautiful photography of 1880 and San Kok Arts features in the Review, now in its 22nd year, which is richly illustrated with over 1000 colour photographs and over 500 pages of the latest interior styles and trends. The Review has become a cultural catalogue of design, and Andrew Martin’s vision for uncompromisingly characterful interior design is a passion shared unequivocally by Timothy Oulton.