Meet the designers

We are proud of the relationships with our design partners, from recognised and established firms to some exciting new names.

These are relationships where creative meets commercial and one of our strengths is recognising that different design practices suit different projects. Design is important at all stages of development, whether it’s complex structural work, elegant interiors, eye-catching show flats or the branding and marketing of completed projects.


“Throughout the entire process, Merchant Land were fully engaged in the pursuit of innovation and excellence. Importantly, they’re also really great people to work with.”

Chris Darling RIBA
Managing Director, Darling Associates

Darling Associates is an award-winning international architectural practice with studios in London and Poland. Alongside their clients, they pursue beautiful, elegant architecture, attach commerciality, remain mindful of value and provide an exemplary approach throughout.


“We believe in a design approach founded on partnerships and we’re proud to work with Merchant Land who share a similar ethos and a desire to deliver outstanding architectural design solutions that are robust, deliverable and meet the brief/objectives”

Peter Ladhams RIBA

Assael Architecture offers a range of urban design, masterplanning, interior design and architectural services from modern design studios in London. They work nationally and internationally in the residential, commercial, leisure and mixed-use sectors. The Assael team pride themselves in realising the full potential of complicated urban sites in sensitive locations and creating places where people want to live, work and enjoy.


“Merchant Land are a highly experienced client who embrace collaboration with their design partners to deliver a beautiful product to be proud of.”

Gurcan (Gooch) Ozyigit
Founding Director

We are an RIBA Chartered Practice with an ethos of collaboration, agility and dedication. We are proudly London based. Our projects extend to sites across Britain, Europe and the Caribbean. Our numerous residential projects range from Grade 2* listed refurbishments to 200+ new build luxury apartments and boutique scaled developments.


“Their design ethos and attention to detail dovetails neatly with our aspirations and it is rewarding contributing to their exciting wave of projects.”

Craig Downie
Design Director

Studio Downie has extensive experience from historic listed buildings to sensitive protected landscapes. Their award winning projects, include: 7 Pancras Square offices at Kings Cross for Argent, the Cass Sculpture Foundation at Goodwood, the HQ offices for the FDA union in Southwark and the study centre for the Royal Geographical Society.


“Merchant Land cares deeply about the ‘red thread’ that runs through great design. Their attention to detail, emphasis on quality and distinctiveness make them an exacting and rewarding client.”

Monique Tollgård

Staffan Tollgård Design Group is internationally known. The company is run by a husband-and-wife team that curate from the best of contemporary design. A ‘red thread’ runs through each project, weaving together architecture, environments and the life stories of their clients.


“We are thrilled to be working with Merchant Land and find that their love of creativity and willingness to adopt new ideas is equal to our own.”

Lorinda Pagano
Creative Director

Plait Creative is a graphic design agency specialising in branding, printed and digital communications. We work with a wide range of clients in the property and corporate world from our studio in Hackney Wick London. We are a small passionate team with a reputation for exceptional creativity, high quality design and a bespoke, tailor made service.


“Merchant Land very much know what they want but they give us the freedom to be creative and are receptive to our ideas.”

Giorgia Sunderland
Account Manager

Ignite is a design agency based in Hoxton Square, London. We specialise in brand, advertising, online, physical and on-site media for the UK and overseas property sector.

Kati Tschawow

“Working with Merchand Land is always a pleasure, they oversee every detail of the work and appreciate a no nonsense design team. They are the most committed client and appreciate our reliability.”

Kati Tschawow RIBA

Kati Tschawow Design Ltd is a small, design led but commercially minded architectural and interior design practice specializing in residential projects in central London, Oxford and Hamburg. With an architectural background and a passion for interiors, styling and staging they maximise the value of any residential property.