Utility is a central London studio run by interior designer Amanda Culpin, working independently and collaboratively with wide experience and connections across the design industry.
Key to Utility design is understanding people, place, business and construction – four things that need to come together for a successful project – and a commitment to in-built sustainability: space designed to look and feel good, also to work, age well, adapt and last.
Clients include arts and civic organisations, charities, start-ups, health centres, retailers and hoteliers; different sites, opinions and questions, same flexible approach to all stages from feasibility to hand-over, more or less as each project demands.
Outside the studio Amanda Culpin works with architects, developers and project managers on a project basis, acts as Technical Adviser for Interior Design client-side, and teaches at The Interior Design School.
Current projects include re-shuffling London Review of Books editorial, production and digital teams from two to three floors, working with London Borough of Hounslow on the final stages of their move from a low-level 1970s building to purpose-designed site on the high street, and handing over Creechurch apartments, the latest in a series of projects for Native Places and CBRE.