We are a young company with big ambitions, enthusiastic, friendly and hard-working. We are here to help.
MEET THE TEAM
Lauren found her love for Scandinavian design whilst living and working in Dubai. Having recently moved back to London, she hopes to explore all avenues within the design industry.
She enjoys working with lighting and she loves the refined industrial look of many of the Scandinavian brands we work with. Also a lover of funky fabrics and upholsteries.
Lauren enjoys travelling and has only just got over her Glastonbury blues.
Lauren’s personality type is ESFJ-T, a consul. She strives to encourage, lift and strengthen each member of the team. Consuls can always be spotted at a party – they’re the ones finding time to chat and laugh with everyone.
Emily studied Interior Design at university and has experience in design and project management. She has worked on the manufacturer side and within the work place design industry.
She likes modern and Italian design (her favourite chair is the Febo armchair from B&B Italia) as well as a love for abstract art, in particular a local artist called Renate West.
Emily is always on the lookout to try new restaurants and enjoys spinning and circuit training. Her favourite place for a city break is Italy because of the culture and cuisine.
Emily’s personality type is ESFJ a consul. Extraordinarily caring, social and popular Emily is always eager to help.
CO FOUNDER + MANAGING DIRECTOR.
Stefan studied law at university and has a strong commercial awareness. He started in the design industry more than 5 years ago and hasn’t looked back since.
He specialises in residential work, hotels and shopping centres, working on some of the largest luxury developments in London and some of the biggest shopping centres in the world. He has a wealth of experience in managing both small and large projects from the initial design stages to the final handover.
Stefan has an eclectic design style and enjoys working with a mixture of vintage and Italian contemporary furniture with a focus on lighting and sculptural pieces.
Stefan’s personality type is ENFP-A, a campaigner. Enthusiastic, creative and a sociable free spirit who can always find a reason to smile.
NEW BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT.
Chelsea has almost a decade of sales experience in the design industry, starting her first role at an antiques and interiors firm at just 16. Moving to London 5 years ago, she began working for a manufacturer who specialised in luxury furniture and lighting working as a Sales Assistant quickly progressing to managing the whole sales team.
Chelsea has a passion for all things antique and spends a lot of spare time visiting antique trade shows in Europe with her mentor and dad (Gary). She has two cats named Oswaldo and Wallace making her our resident cat lady but not in a sad, lonely way!
Chelsea likes playful, electric interiors, layering and surprising combinations with antique influences. One of her favourite designers is Abigail Ahern.
Chelsea’s personality type is ENFJ-T, a Protagonist. Natural-born leaders, full of passion and charisma!
Michael, our resident Kiwi, studied graphic design at university and worked in publishing before moving to London six years ago. Prior to joining Dodds & Shute, he spent five years in the luxury furniture & lighting industry in both sales and management roles.
Michael has a passion for all things creative. He loves running and couldn’t live without his triple-shot Flat Whites from Monmouth.
Michael’s ideal design aesthetic would be Pawsonian Minimalism – anything by John Pawson. People that are of constant inspiration to him are Alt Group (NZ), Build Studio, Experimental Jetset, Geoff McFetridge, Sam Hecht, Fearon Hay and Michael Craig-Martin.
Michael’s personality type is ISFJ-T, a defender. Very dedicated and warm protector, always ready to defend their loved ones.
CO FOUNDER + CREATIVE DIRECTOR.
Nick has an education in product design from Brighton and Leeds with a strong passion and knowledge of the industry.
He specialises in the restaurant and bar sector and high-end residential work. His experience allows him to work on a range of projects finding the right solution to fit any brief or budget from bespoke design to off-the-shelf products.
His favourite style is modern Scandinavian with industrial influences and an emphasis on texture, raw metals & natural woods. Designers that inspire him are GamFratesi, Space Copenhagen, Nendo, Norm, Michael Annastasiades & Jean Prouve.
Nick’s personality type is INFJ-T, an advocate. Quiet and mystical, yet inspiring and a tireless idealist.