Journeys with David Almond

Following a successful concept proposal, we are excited to be working on new exhibition for Seven Stories, The National Centre for Children’s Books.

The exhibition ‘Where Your Wings Were: Journeys with David Almond’ will be centred on the works of the award-winning author. The direction of the design is heavily influenced by the poignoincy, humour and extraordinariness that is prevalent in David Almond’s writings.

Currently in the stages of design development, the exhibition opens 22 June 2018 to run in line with the Great Exhibition of The North.

Work In Progress: Exhibition Project

Preview of some exhibition design work for an exciting new project in the North East. The interactive scheme will deliver a range of digital and spatial experiences as part of a larger national campaign.

Image: Spatial concept model.

Design for Architecture Office

A look at some recent schematic design work for an architecture studio sited in a Grade II* Listed building. The proposed scheme consists of large-scale furniture pieces; storage walls and bespoke desk system, produced in dark wood.

Image: 1:50 scale model.

New Instagram Account for Jardine Couture


A new dedicated account for Jardine Couture, focusing on showing exhibition projects by the company, in addition to occasional exemplary works of interest by others.

Take a look @jardine_couture here!

New Work at Northern Design Festival


New work is being shown as part of Design Event / Northern Design Festival 2017. ‘The North Collection’ is a new series of furniture pieces by Ben Couture, featuring a bench, wall hooks and new version of the CV360 shelving unit.

All pieces focus on simple sculptural forms, created from black composite panel. As objects, they offer visual interest to the environment they are placed in, playing with structure, proportion and shadows – whilst serving their purpose as functional furniture.

More about the event here, running 3-8 November 17.


Gibside Pavilion Video

A short video capturing the construction process of the Gibside Pavilion, by Jardine Couture. Shot as a series of stills, the assembly within the historic walled garden took place over one day.

Opened to the public on July 6th, the temporary structure will host a series of exhibitions. Read more about the design of the project here, as well as details on the National Trust website. 

Formica Group HQ


“Building upon its 100 year legacy, Formica Group’s investment is about increasing its UK market share and providing stability both in terms of pricing and manufacturing. Made in Britain is part of the support story for stability and we are pleased to help Formica Group in the provision of a network and community to help sales”.  John Pearce, Chief Executive, Made in Britain

As part of a major re-design by Contents Design, Jardine Couture have provided new furniture pieces for the Formica European headquarters.

Customised versions of the Regular John table are used within break-out spaces, along with CV Shelving System panels, produced in birch plywood with Black Formica HPL.

The project is part of a £40m investment in the North East-based HQ, which opened in June 2017.

‘Seeds’ Pavilion, Gibside


Part of an ongoing series of collaboration projects between National Trust Gibside Estate and the Interior Architecture programme at Northumbria University.

Following a range of proposals by Year 2 students for a small pavilion, structure or installation within the walled garden at Gibside, the scheme by Allard Newell was selected to be taken forward.

Bringing the project closer to realisation, Jardine Couture have been working for The National Trust to interpret the scheme, whilst engaging with Allard to retain the essence of a modular, flexible space.

Above slides show a range of work in the development of the design. More on this project soon.