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.




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.




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.



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.




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.


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.

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

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.

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.