Expert Theatre
Friday 22 June 14:15

How to combine contemporary design and antiques when renovating a period property.

Joanna Wood
Tim Gosling

Joanna Wood is recognised as one of Britain’s leading figures in the international world of Interior Design, a reputation built over 25 years.

Joanna brings to each project her care and attention to detail, creating a classic style that combines traditional and contemporary elements to produce a result which is both practical and visually exciting. She is a Fellow of both The British Institute of Interior Design (BIID), The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) and a member of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Based on Elizabeth Street, Joanna Wood International Interior Design is one of the largest residential Interior Design companies in London.

The unmatched professionalism and style of Joanna and her team has attracted an impressive client list from all over the world. It has extensive experience in both the private residential market and also for the property investment market. Projects have included a castle in Spain, a yacht in the South of France, a private aeroplane.

The Company is large enough to handle multiple contracts in a multitude of locations, both in the UK and worldwide and is currently working on major developments in Carlton House Terrace, Upper Phillimore Gardens and are currently undertaking one of the biggest restoration projects in the South East of England, along with projects in Cambridge, Paris, New York and the Middle East. 

Tim Gosling has an international reputation for designing exquisite interiors and beautifully crafted furniture for a range of public and private clients. Whether it is a Georgian town house or a Victorian mansion, a Venetian penthouse or a Florida residence, Tim’s response to the architecture as well as the needs of those who commission him results in a look that is both classic and contemporary. Every element is produced using the finest materials and to the most exacting standards by highly skilled craftsmen. 

Tim Gosling graduated from the Central School of Art & Design in 1987 with a BA (Hons.) degree in Theatre Design. His work in theatre included creating set and stage scenes for West end productions such as Miss Saigon and Starlight Express as well as set designer for Las Vegas shows.  Tim joined David Linley shortly after, becoming a director in 1993. At Linley he was instrumental in developing the company’s design style and expanding their bespoke business over 18 years. 

In 2005 Tim set up Gosling, giving him the freedom to design a wider range of furniture, whilst continuing his working relationships with interior designers worldwide. Gosling creates unique pieces of furniture tailored to each individual client's exact specifications. The company’s objective is to create a bespoke service of design and furniture that has style and longevity. Each commission begins by working with the client to ensure the designs reflect their needs and taste. Every piece of furniture is made to the most exacting of standards using the finest materials and traditional cabinet making techniques. 

Gosling has an impressive portfolio with furniture and interior commissions worldwide. Commercial projects include the Goring Hotel, The Berkeley Hotel, BP Headquarters in London, the Oriana cruise ship and the flagship Jaeger Le-Coultre store in Bond Street. Tim’s work includes interior and exterior carbon fibre furniture for super yachts

Tim is a consummate public speaker and lectures regularly at architectural and furniture events throughout the UK. He has published three books, the most recent, Classic Contemporary; The DNA of Furniture Design published by Thames & Hudson. Tim is a judge for the annual Boat International Design & Innovation Awards.