Our Community at Archway Studios

Listed below are some of the businesses currently based at Bickerton House which make up the exciting and interesting community of Archway Studios:

Lula Laura, Stusio 1A, lulalauravelasco@gmail.com -Laura Velasco is a half Swiss, half Spanish London based designer. After graduating from Central Saint Martins in 2017, Laura started building her own multifaceted label. Simultaneously, she collaborated with artists from the music industry in Los Angeles and Geneva. Laura has always been fascinated by showpieces,the story behind them, and how much fun can be transmitted through them. Laura also understands the importance of comfortable clothing with a strong identity for your everyday life. That’s how Lula Laora was born offering the extravagance of the custom made, as well as the comfort of street wear.

Stefany Tomalin, Studio 1B, srt@beadata.com - BEADS- Bead research and practical learning and archive. Designing and Necklace repairs, Cataloguing collections, Beads identification consultant, Bead threading tuition.

Verdant Flowers, Studio 1C, verdantflowers@hotmail.com

Ian Michie, Studio 1D, ianmichie@me.com, - Registered Psychodynamic Counsellor/Psychotherapist.

Kim Balaskas, Studio 1E, www.kimbalaskas.com - Specialises in permanent makeup and in addition also offers a range of advance beauty treatments. These include Dermatude - the face - lift alternative, painless permanent hair reduction, advanced eyelash extensions, LVL enhance, HD brows and more.

Sandrine Brouk, Studio 2, sandrine.brouk71@gmail.com - Pilates program for all levels of fitness.  For the fitness enthusiast or to aid in recovery from surgery or injury. Pilates is also the perfect exercise regime for pre and post natal women. It helps build overall strength by focusing on strong abdominals and core stability.

The Active Birth Centre, Studio 3, jb@activebirthcentre.com -  Janet Balaskas and Lynn Murphy are joined by a team of highly skilled professionals who share the Active Birth philosophy and vision: to encourage, support and inspire women to become actively involved in their pregnancy and birth so that they become the loving parents, and healthy families of the future.

RSQR Ltd, Studio 4B, info@rsqr.co.uk - Is a unique consultancy, training and regulatory resource company established in 1995 to meet the specific needs of the international medical device industry and regulatory communities.

Deborah Holder, Studio 4C,   deborahholder@hotmail.com - Qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist.

Jampel Davison Bell, Studio 6,  gp@jamdavbell.co.uk - The firm was founded by Sam Jampel in 1960. John Davison joined in 1964. Paul Bell and George Pelentrides have been with the firm since 1981. The staff consists of qualified engineers, technicians and administrative support.

Alice Brown AAB architects, Studio 9, AliceBrown@aabarchitects.co.uk - A design-led practice based in north London, providing a proactive architectural service tailored to individual client needs. Mainly working on residential, educational and community projects for a wide range of clients, including local authorities, schools, charities and community groups, they also have experience of developing public space proposals, mixed-use and residential schemes and landscape projects.

Pallas Athene, Studio 11A, afw@pallasathene.co.uk - Publishing books for 25 years, starting with travel guides and now mainly focussed on art. We also have some wine and food titles, and other books we publish simply because we like them and want to bring them to a wide audience. (Most recently, David Lack’s wonderful Life of the Robin). The aim is always to make books that are approachable and intelligent, and we are great believers in illustration.

Marcel Sigel, Studio 11B, marcel@marcelsigal.com - Industrial design Studio - ‘Marcel Sigel Studio’ was established in early 2012 from a desire for personal expression in his work. His designs can be characterised as idiosyncratic and fresh. On one side is the understated and disguised, on the other, the bright and noticeable, alluding to both the hidden and visible strength of an object.The studio is based in London, working with leading international clients, including; Google (UK), Nemo Cassina (Italy), Design by Them (Australia), Castlery (Singapore), Capdell (Spain), Asplund (Sweden), Gohome (Australia), Bombay Sapphire (UK), Royal Selangor (Malaysia), Peace & Sport (Monaco).

PLAID, Studio 11C,  brian@plaid-london.com - A London based cross disciplinary studio led by Lauren Scully and Brian Studak. This studio specialises in designing immersive brand and museum environments. The directors are hands-on designers with a wealth of experience gained in the fields of product, interior and architectural design. PLAD translate ideas, stores and brands into physical experience. "We create immersive interiors, installations and architecture. We call this spatial identity."

USHOOT Studios, Studio 13, studio@ushootstudios.co.uk - USHOOT Studios is a small family run photography studio. The studio was set up in 2014 by entrepreneur and all round great guy Dan Luxon. When he saw the machines he realised their immense potential immediately. After a brief discussion with the team at StyleShoots it became clear  that this potential wasn't going to be a viable option for small businesses. The machines are simply too expensive for all but the largest brands to warrant the cost. So, he bought two of the machines and set up UShoot with the aim to help small brands get the highest quality photography possible at the best available price.

 ZPS Ltd, Studio 14A, marcus@zpsproperty.com  -  A property search and acquisition company.

Archway Therapy Rooms, Studio 14 B & C, awienrich@aol.com - Offering workshops in creative writing for self development, Angelika Wienrich is also involved with Playback Theatre and is a Gestalt-trainer and a founder member of Step-In (www.StepIn-Asap.co.uk), an organisation concerned with stepfamily issues.

JFI , Studio 15 , shadisadr@gmail.com - JFI’s distinctive mission is human rights advocacy to promotes accountability and redress. Helping to counsel and empower survivors and the relatives of victims is an essential part of JFI’s work.

Planning and Regeneration, Studio 16, michael.osman@planreg.com - Mike Osman is a chartered town planner who has had considerable and varied experience working in London and the Home Counties before forming Planning & Regeneration in 1997.

Arch Travel Ltd, Studio 17, admin@archtravel.co.uk - Their travel services extend to most destinations globally, but they are particularly proud to have gained a reputation as “Africa specialists”.With their vast experience and the support of trusted global partners forged over many years, they are able to recommend imaginative travel solutions that combine their know-how with local expertise to create the most time and cost efficient itineraries to meet their clients’ objectives.

Tina Rose, Studio 21B, tinarose@btinternet.com - Psychotherapist

Harriet Wilde Ltd, Studio 21C, ruth@harrietwilde.com - The Harriet Wilde ethos is to offer stylish designer bridal shoes and accessories, made to the highest quality in Europe, while ensuring brides are offered impeccable and personal customer service as part of the all-important wedding experience.

John Oakley, Studio 22, lesley.osman@gmail.com - Psychotherapist

AY Architects, Studio 23, anthony@ayarchitects.com - We aim to produce compelling and sustainable architecture with a cultural and social purpose. We do this through intimately engaging with place, materials, people and history, and by committing ourselves to a reflective process of design that involves research and creative collaboration. Attention to craft, light and spatial experience, as well as a broader concern about architecture’s connection to art and culture are important to us.

Dover Design, Studio 24, jondover@doverdesign.com - Founded in 1995, we are London based design agency with a broad range of experience in building and developing brands predominantly in the restaurant sector. Every project receives the personal attention of a design director working with a team of experienced designers and technicians. We thrive on working out creative solutions and developing the concept with the client. Creating the design and building the interior that delivers the brief, is what we do best. We hold the vision of the finished product throughout while respecting, integrating and coordinating all the other disciplines and services that make up the project.

Mutant Jukebox, Studio 24, info@mutantjukebox.co.uk - Mutant Jukebox is an award-winning creative audio agency specialising in bespoke composition, sound design and music supervision

Imogen Planner, Studio 25, imogen@imogenplanner.com - Since its formation in 1999, Imogen Planner Architects has established itself as a successful and creative architectural practice. Our professional yet friendly relationships with clients consistently deliver high quality bespoke designs and innovative spaces that are in tune with the client's needs, budgets and timescales. A commitment to this high level of design and professional service is reflected in repeat work with many of our clients, as well as referrals from our clients to family and friends.

Optimum Health Clinic, Studio 31, Alex@theoptimumhealthclinic.com - The Optimum Health Clinic (OHC) is an award winning (CAM Magazine “Outstanding Practice Award”) integrative medicine clinic with a specialism in the diagnosis and treatment of ME, CFS and Fibromyalgia along with CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) based approaches for optimising health, relaxation and general well-being. OHC was set up in 2004 by Alex Howard (author of WHY ME? My Journey from ME to Health and Happiness) and having worked with patients in 35 countries the clinic is recognized for its innovative approach of systematically researching and testing different approaches, and integrating them together in the most effective way. With over half the team having had personal experience of ME/CFS, the clinic is also well known for its caring and empathic approach.

Amos Goldreich Architecture, Studio 32, amos@agarchitecture.net - An architecture practice with a focus on changing lives for the better. Amos Goldreich, founder and director of Amos Goldreich Architecture, has close, personal connections with people who have influenced the shape of the world around us, and it is this desire to improve buildings and places in a positive way which underlines the work that they do. This ambition is always the same; whether working on the conversion of a private residential house, a fitness centre or a community refuge. In 2016, our Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence in Israel won the WAF Future Projects Award; the world's largest architectural awards program, containing completed and future projects from every corner of the globe.

North Camden Housing Co-Operative (NCHC), Studio 33, Office@ichc.org.uk  - Is a fully mutual independent Co-operative incorporated with limited liability as an Industrial and Provident Society registered with the Registry of Friendly Societies (1980) and the Housing Corporation (1980). The Co-operative owns and manages all its housing stock.

Islington Community Housing, Studio 33,  To provide, construct, convert, improve and manage the dwellings exclusively for letting to members of the Co-operative.

Victoria Bain, Studio 34, sales@victoriabain.co.uk -  Beauty and a beautiful home are central to our philosophy. For us beauty is in the detail. At Victoria Bain we add texture and depth through the use of exquisitely crafted embroidery, allowing for unique, outstanding, and highly personal pieces for the highest end of the interiors industry.

Neil Kahawatte Architect, Studio 36, mail@neilkahawatte.com - Neil Kahawatte is an RIBA Chartered Architect, specialising in the design and delivery of bespoke projects, often in sensitive and historic contexts.The practice provides a full architectural service, tailored to the requirements of each individual client and project, with a strong focus on high quality contemporary design, and management of the project process from concept to completion. Neil’s approach to design involves working closely with clients to develop sensitive, bespoke and innovative solutions.

Avocado Sweets, Studio 37, info@avocadosweets.com , www.avocadosweets.com

Avocado Sweets are award-winning designers whose services include interior design for the hospitality industry, offices and residences, identity and branding, marketing, web design and public relations.

Pemberton Capital, Studio 38, nick.brainsby@pembertoncapital.co.uk - Investment Services

Pankaj Mishra, Studio 39, kannauj@gmail.com - Is an Indian essayist and novelist. A writer of fiction and non-fictional books.

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