From humble beginnings in Shoreditch, back in 2002, Four-by-Two has grown to become one of the UK’s leading interior, architecture and brand agencies. With an established team working between studios in London and Edinburgh, we combine cutting-edge creative thinking with delivery-manangement skills.

Whether leading super-creative concept thinking or rolling out high-end global retail concepts, overseeing once-in-a-lifetime residential projects, unveiling immersive visitor experiences or re-imagining neighbourhood restaurants and bars, Four-by-Two is dedicated to delivering unique spaces and experiences. You can take a closer look at some of our projects.

Our Approach

What We Do

We pride ourselves in forming a team with both our client and with our design colleagues — generating exciting, innovative design solutions, identifying shared objectives and managing the build process to deliver on time and on budget.


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Interiors

Whether working on retail projects, visitor experiences, restaurants or residential developments, every design is tailored specifically to a shared vision with the client team. The result is a unique environment that will still look fresh in years to come.

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Architecture

We have experience in all aspects of architectural projects, encompassing the refurbishment of listed buildings, extensions, and new-build solutions. From initial concept through to planning and completion, we see each project as a unique opportunity.

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Brand Design

Branding isn’t just about the printed page – it’s about style, tone of voice and even texture. We take the time to get to know our clients, to find out what makes them tick. Only then we can start telling their brand story in an engaging manner.

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Delivery

From cost control to contract supervision, off-site planning of the manufacture process to on-site management of the installation: there’s a real satisfaction in getting things done – if you like that sort of thing. And we do.

Our People

Our people are central to our success and we take the time to nurture and inspire our team at every stage. We believe that sharing ideas, successes and profits is central to the well-being of the business.


Director

Bob Thwaites

Bob has been instrumental in setting up and delivering long-term working relationships with clients in the retail, leisure and the brand / drinks sectors. He is proud that many of these relationships, such as that with Pernod Ricard, have grown over more than twenty years.

Creative Director

Shaun Clarkson

Shaun has been at the forefront of the UK hospitality sector for over 25 years. He is best known for celebrating the avant-garde and experiential through prolific works for boutique and global brands. His inherent design style has created venues that have shaped the industry and pushed boundaries.

Design Director

Karen Maxwell

Karen has both a comprehensive and passionate approach to brand communication through the creation of fabulous interior environments. Her skills as a Design Director have been developed while running major projects for clients such as Dune and L.K.Bennett.

Design Director

Cameron Welsh

Cameron’s passion is for architecture & design of all disciplines. He believes that good design can enhance people’s lives, and increase business profitability. His background is in large-scale mixed-use developments, as well as retail concepts—delivering solutions for clients such as Baxter’s, Jane Norman and USC.

Design Director

Becky Du Feu

Becky’s experience encompasses corporate and F&B work with the likes of UKTV and McDonald’s; and retail work including concept design and UK wide roll-out with Phase Eight and Bravissimo. She believes in the importance of delivering projects from front-end creative to site implementation.

Brand Director

Craig McIntyre

Craig leads our graphics and branding capability: bringing considerable creative design, technical knowledge and project management skills—built up over twenty years of implementing branding initiatives and strategies: Craig delivers exceptional results in graphics for print, environments and digital platforms.

Associate Director

Claire Dormer

Retail is Claire’s passion and she brings first-hand retailing experience with her to the team. She has a wealth of experience leading UK-wide roll-outs and international retail projects, working from concept direction to delivery, for the likes of L.K.Bennett and the H&M brands.

Associate Director

Chris Aiken

In his ten years experience Chris has worked for a range of clients from small retailers to global banks, all of whom have benefitted from his drive to deliver memorable environments that the client can be proud of. His portfolio includes work for The Dune Group, RBS, Diageo and The National Museums of Scotland.

Associate Director

Rachel Smith

Rachel has a strong background in retail design, but has enjoyed adapting and honing her skills across a wide range of disciplines including hospitality and visitor experiences. Rachel takes a hands-on approach and has developed strong relationships with clients such as Dune and Scottish Canals.

Associate Director

Mary NG

Mary relishes opportunities to work alongside clients—understanding requirements creating the foundations for a considered and effective design approach. She has a decade of experience spanning retail, hospitality, residential and workplace design for clients such as Aesop and NatWest, Arsenal FC and Benugo.

Associate Director

MarieAnne Messenger

MarieAnne creates spaces that elevate brand perception. With over ten years’ experience across sectors and delivering for clients such as Whyte & MacKay, Natwest and Johnstons of Elgin. From boutique brands to super-flagship outlets, her design approach and attention to detail is evident.

Associate Director

Coralie Lew

Coralie’s background is in architecture, interior and film set design. She has created Brand Experiences and Master Brand Guidelines for the likes of Absolut, Chivas and Malibu. She has also designed a number of F&B projects and roll-out concepts. Her motto is “creativity has no limits”.

Business Management Director

Meriem Jabrane

Meriem is responsible for the day-to-day management of the business, including managing the company’s financial systems. She is also responsible for the
co-ordination of suppliers and budgeting aspects of projects, working closely with the design team, contractors and clients.