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.
DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER
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.
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).
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.
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
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
CLIENT PROJECT COORDINATOR
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.
PRESS & PR
Lucinda began her PR career in film publicity and sports sponsorship. She set up her own business in 1987 and expanded the client portfolio to include a variety of industries, including renewable energy and film distribution. Lucinda joined Gosling in 2013 and a natural interest in interior and furniture design makes Gosling the perfect fit for
PERSONAL ASSISTANT & OFFICE COORDINATOR
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
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.