Gosling, founded in 2005, is based in Clapham Old Town in Sycamore House, a Georgian building built in 1787.  The design team headed up by our founder, Tim Gosling, has been cherry picked to include designers that not only reflect his style, but all of whom are able to express their own distinctive and original design expertise. The portfolio includes private and commercial commissions around the globe and numerous marine based projects for the Super-yacht industry. The Gosling team are passionate about architecture, interiors, furniture and the arts and we combine all these disciplines in our work.

Gosling’s bespoke service of furniture design has both style and longevity and an international reputation for excellence. The designs draw inspiration from classical architecture and styles but with a contemporary feel. Commissions begin with the intimate process of working with the client to ensure the designs reflect their needs and taste. Each piece of furniture and every element of an interior are completed to the most rigorous standards using the finest materials and traditional cabinet-making techniques.

Tim Gosling


Tim Gosling graduated from the Central School of Art and Design in 1987 with a degree in Theatre Design. In 2005, following 18 years as a Director at Linley, Tim set up Gosling and has built up an inspiring portfolio, with commissions for interiors, super yachts and furniture worldwide. Commercial projects include The Goring, one of London’s last five star hotels and the only hotel in the world to receive a Royal Warrant. Tim has been instrumental in the furniture design for the Bond Street flagship Jaeger Le-Coultre store, the luxury Swiss watch and clock manufacturer.

Tim lives in an elegant 1787 London townhouse surrounded by his private collection of exquisite ephemera. Passionate about preserving the language of furniture and design, Tim lectures regularly and has produced a short film on The Regency Period. In 2009 Tim published Gosling, Classic Design for Contemporary Interiors and in 2012 London Secret’s A Draughtsman’s Guide, which catalogues Tim’s pencil sketches of hidden London. Tim’s latest book is the highly acclaimed, Classic Contemporary – The DNA of Furniture Design.

The Team

Photis Photi


Photis Photi began his design career at Barnet College in North London where he achieved a National Diploma in 3-Dimensional Design. He pursued his passion for design further by attending the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Art & Design in Exeter, leaving with a BA (Hons.) degree in 3-Dimensional Design (Designer for Industry).

After completing his degree course Photis worked for a traditional upholstery furniture manufacturer in East London, gaining invaluable experience in translating designs from drawing board through to mass manufacture. After this he spent ten years working for Linley as Design Manager, responsible for producing designs for bespoke furniture commissions, and managing a busy design studio. Photis joined Gosling as a designer in 2007 to build the bespoke furniture design element of the business.
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Phil Sturdy


Philip Sturdy studied Art and Design at Harrogate Art College and continued his education at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication where he achieved a BA (Hons) degree in Product & Furniture Design. He worked for a short time as a craftsman in various workshops gaining valuable experience in manufacturing.

He left the hands-on side of furniture making to pursue a career in management. He joined a large film retailer as a regional marketing manager working on national campaigns and this led to a stint in website design where he honed his computer-aided design skills. Philip then joined Linley in 2000 as a designer responsible for bespoke furniture commissions. Now at Gosling, Phil continues to design and produce visuals for our furniture and interiors commissions.
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Jean Gomm


At Gosling, Jean Gomm is instrumental in the short and long term strategic development of the company, creating the financial blueprint that enables the company to anchor and expand Tim’s creative vision. After achieving her MBA at Cranfield University and the world renowned Harvard School of Business, Jean studied at the

Sorbonne University in Paris.She has worked for a number of major private, governmental and international organisations, directing policy on economic, social and managerial issues at the highest level. She has also had extensive experience in arts related and creative industries, finance, business management systems, business strategy, communications and public relations.
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John Wilsher


John studied at Rycotewood College, Oxfordshire, achieving a degree in Design and Furniture Making with distinction. John set up his own business, which he ran successfully for 17 years making bespoke furniture for interior designers and directly for clients.  In 2000 John went to work for Linley where he worked for 13 years as Production

John continued to expand his expertise by joining Davidson Furniture, where he worked as the Production Director for two and half years. In February 2016 John joined Gosling as Operations Director.

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Emily Quarmby


Emily studied Business Administration at the University of Bath, which included a placement at L’Oreal’s head office. Emily has always had a passion for interiors and started her career as an Account Manager for The White Company, giving her excellent client liaison experience. Emily joins Gosling as Client Project Coordinator. In her spare time she loves running and baking.

Lucinda Magraw


Lucinda set up Magraw Publicity in 1987. She has years of experience in PR, marketing and copy writing and her love for interiors and furniture makes Lucinda the perfect person to handle the press, PR and marketing for Tim Gosling and Gosling Ltd. Her client portfolio includes design, renewable energy and the OSCAR foundation, a Mumbai based charity. Lucinda started working with Gosling in 2013 and works closely with Tim.

Serena Locatelli


After 14 years in the legal field dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s Serena joined Gosling as PA & Office Coordinator. A qualified makeup artist and a degree in Music Business gives Serena all the theatrical credentials she needs to keep up with the dramatic Gosling design team.



Hachi enjoys regular walks and will sit under your desk if you have food. She will let you know when there are deliveries and loves a good belly rub.

Books by Tim Gosling

Tim Gosling has published three books; the first in 2009, ”Gosling: Classic Design for Contemporary Interiors” an illustration of the techniques and craftsmanship synonymous with Gosling furniture. “London Secrets – A Draughtsman’s Guide” a collection of his own sketches, was published to coincide with the London Olympics in 2012. Tim’s third book, Classic Contemporary – The DNA of Furniture Design was published by Thames & Hudson in October 2015.

Classic Contemporary: The DNA of Furniture Design

Classic Design for Contemporary Interiors

London Secrets: A Draughtsman’s Guide

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Sycamore House

Tim’s home, and our studio, was built in 1787 at the peak of the Robert Adam design movement; a fine three storey house set back from the road in it’s own double entranced gateway. Sycamore House has historically been both a school and a laundry and Tim has spent the last 10 years restoring the house to its former glory, filling it with wonderful art and ephemera steeped in historical and architectural interest. If you are interested in discovering more about the house or booking it for a shoot, please visit our Shoot Factory page.