Founder / CEO
Born and raised in Dorset, Robert Angell’s passion for design started at a young age where he was fascinated by making and creating things. This passion grew when Robert went to school and began designing, developing and honing pieces of bespoke furniture and lights.
In 1995, after gaining a BA (hons) degree in Interior Design at Nottingham Trent University, Robert was drawn to London knowing it was the city where the greatest figures in the creative industry could be found to work alongside.
A chance meeting with David Collins was the start of a long and incredible journey which opened Robert up to an unparalleled opportunity for personal and professional growth and development. David and Robert shared the same passion for sophisticated, attentive design which delivered innovative creations from conception through to completion. Great friends and colleagues, Robert worked closely alongside David Collins for over 15 years as one of the Creative Directors of David Collins Studio before launching his own design studio Robert Angell Design International in 2010. Upon leaving David Collins Studio, in a testament to his expertise, commitment and inspired approach to Interior Design, David Collins said of Robert, ‘I have had the pleasure of working with Rob Angell at my office for 15 years. I would recommend Rob as a person of integrity and honesty. Robert is loyal, hard-working and passionate about design.’
Since 2010 Robert has developed his own style that brings references from the great modernists and the masters of the past. Robert’s design studio re-discovers and re-invents them into a modernised yet timeless aesthetic for today’s contemporaries that are unrivalled and unique in their conception and delivery. Robert’s extensive knowledge of the industry and his global travels has allowed him to amass a wealth of resource and experience in creating original ideas and delivering them with a flawless service. Over the years Robert has designed some of the most prestigious and iconic restaurants, bars, hotels, residential and retail interiors for some of the world’s leading brands and influencers, helping to enhance the lives of his clients and those who experience his designs, whilst also developing and enhancing the DNA and evolution of the brands and individuals he works with.
An award winning Studio for Restaurant and Hotel Design, Winning Best Multiple Restaurant at the Restaurant and Bar Awards in 2013, for being nominated for Best British Interior for Kaspar’s at the Savoy by Elle Decoration and now a finalist in the prestigious 2014 Gold Key awards for Best Suite for Lime Wood Lodges in Hampshire , endorses Robert as truly one of the World’s leading designers.
Originally from south of Finland near Helsinki, Karoliina has been living and working abroad for many years before settling in London in 2006. She studied Business Economics BSc Hons in Hyvinkaa Institute of Business in Finland, and finished her BA Hons in Interior Architecture in Dublin, Ireland. She has been living in London for the past 15+ years and joined RADI early 2011. She has been an integral part of growing & developing the Studio over the years and has been working on various award winning & high profile restaurant, bar and hotel projects around the World. Passionate about how interiors awaken emotional response from the user, she loves creating a journey through the space, evoking and creating memories with a deep sense of place & connectedness. She loves crossover with fashion, textile and jewellery design – layering on details & make them work in interiors. Karoliina says: "What I love about RADI is we have incredibly talented Team & there is an inherent hunger to create beautiful & truly unique interiors, pushing the boundaries - from the ‘big idea’ down to finest detail, we thrive in delivering bespoke modern day luxury interiors ."
Vaida joined Robert Angell Design International in 2018 as an intern and has since been full time FF&E designer working on various high profile projects around the world.
Vaida says: "Since I was a kid, I have always been passionate about interior design. Whether it was decorating our family house, to working on my own design projects alongside my then day-job which wasn’t design related, it has always been my true calling."
At Robert Angell Vaida is involved in all aspects of FF&E in projects and with meticulous eye for detail and natural flair for design she brings genuine passion to every project she works on.
"I am proud to work with Robert Angell and the Team."
Senior FF&E Designer
A passionate and vibrant individual, Nathalie brings 8 years of experience and a strong understanding of FF&E to the RADI team.
Graduating from Brighton University with a degree in Interior Architecture, Nathalie turned her skills to the world of FF&E – where a flair for fine fabrics, furniture and finishes has led our clients to some simply stunning and award-winning results.
In her spare time Nathalie enjoys walks by the seaside with her French bulldog Kendrick - a welcome visitor here at Metropolitan Wharf who occasionally enjoys playdates with his favourite furry friend Alvar!
Nat says: "I am proud to say I have worked at RADI for over 6 years now & have been surrounded by the most talented team who constantly inspire me - we are truly like a family here. The projects we have worked on have been exquisitely unique and exceptionally beautiful, spaces we can all share and enjoy. We have really excelled & pushed the boundaries over the last few years which has resulted in some award-winning projects which makes all our hard efforts truly worth it."
Senior Interior Designer
Ola graduated with an MA in Interior Architecture from the University of the Arts Poznan, Poland where she later also worked as an assistant in the studio of Furniture Design and Cooperation with Industry. During her studies, she worked on exhibitions, product, and graphic design but quickly turned exclusively to interior design. She gained extensive experience working as a freelancer on hospitality and retail projects with a number of companies and individual clients in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
Before joining Robert Angell Design International in 2011 she worked with several London based studios on projects like Jamie Oliver and Harrods. At RADI she is responsible for setting up presentation and drawing standards and guidelines. She enjoys coordinating several projects simultaneously. She thrives on complexity and the technical side of the projects. She is used to delivering ad hoc clear and logical solutions under the pressure of deadlines. She enjoys building and maintaining relationships with all parties involved and finds this an important and satisfying part of her work.
She has a genuine passion for hospitality and all aspects of it: design, travel, comfort and the functionality of the guest room; the attractiveness of out-of-room amenities, the strength of the food and beverage aspect within the hotel concept; relevance to the local context, image and social media appearance - and the secret ingredient that makes the guest choose one particular hotel.
Aleksandra is currently working from Amsterdam and she frequently travels to London to join RADI Studio Team or visiting project sites, which she enjoys immensely!
Senior FF&E Designer
Rhys joined Robert Angell Design International as Senior FF&E Designer in 2019. Prior to this, Rhys has spent over 12 years working on high end residential, commercial, and marine projects around the world, whilst working at a number of Interior Design companies including Kelly Hoppen Interiors.
Rhys' passion for Interior Design comes from working on exciting global projects where he takes inspiration, creativity, and cultural trends from all areas of the world to influence his work in Robert Angell’s multi-award winning studio. Rhys has vast experience in sourcing high end furniture and fabrics, project management, procurement, and ensuring client relations and expectations are at the forefront of all projects.
Outside of Robert Angell Design International, Rhys likes to spend time with his family and two dogs Minnie and Fifi. Travelling to Walt Disney World with his family and children has become a bi-annual tradition, as well as exploring different parts of the world to mark on his scratch map.
Rhys says: "What attracted me to join the RADI team was the amazing projects they had worked on around the world and the multiple awards they had won. Working for RADI I can understand why we have won awards!! We are a talented and innovative team that continue to push our creative minds to produce beautiful projects."
Midweight FF&E Designer
From an early age, Ruta’s personal ambition was never to remove herself from the craft of the design.
She is passionate about how the design evolves to its best while exploring all the different forms, techniques and textures. Ruta studied in London graduating with Bachelor of Arts (BA), Interior Architecture & Design, First Class Honours.
She believes that the emotional impact of a space is just as important as the aesthetic. Therefore she always wants to add a sense of belonging to the project while looking into the local culture and its history, collaborating with local artisans and making sure that even the smallest detail refined to its absolute best.
Ruta says: "At RADI, we have remarkable teamwork ethos which makes every project well thought through and beautifully refined."
Senior Interior Designer
Dale has always been interested in design from an early age, introduced to art by his mother who always encouraged a creative mind, and a father in construction, it has always been an ambition. A northern golfing lad at heart from Sheffield, South Yorkshire, in London to pursue his aspirations of becoming a distinguished Interior Designer. He studied many design disciplines including graphic products & architecture throughout education, taking a keen interest in Interior Design throughout school into University, gaining a BA(Hons) in Interior Architecture & Venue Design at the University of Derby and a Diploma in Professional Practice working abroad in vibrant places such as Hong Kong, Singapore & Mongolia. Dale is passionate about craftsmanship, high quality materials and creating bespoke, breath-taking interiors for all to enjoy.
Dale says: "What enticed me to work at RADI was the broad portfolio of world-famous venues & hotels that had a sense of luxury. We have had a great opportunity to work on an excellent selection of worldwide projects throughout the 4 years I have been at RADI, enabling the team & myself to grow from strength to strength. From brainstorming & many opportunities to provide input on all stages of design, it truly encourages us to create some of the wonderful spaces both clients & patrons come to love. With the hard work & personal ethos we all encourage from day one, I am passionate about the future at RADI."
Senior Interior Designer
Izzy is a passionate interior designer with over 6 years experience working at Robert Angell. She received first class honours in her interior architecture degree at Southampton university prior to working at RADI. She has a keen eye for detail & the drive to produce quality, holistic & forward thinking interiors. Izzy says "I am Proud to say that I've worked for RADI for over 6 years, together we continue to grow into stronger designers, taking on more and more exciting, award winning projects. I am excited to see where we will go next."
Midweight Interior Designer
A passionate interior designer from a beautiful city in southern Spain, Córdoba, Manuel started his career in construction – however after few years he realised that his true passion lies in interior design. It wasn’t long after he made the move to the world of interiors and never looked back.
Manuel likes travelling & photography and has visited countries & cities such as Japan, NYC, Morocco, Istanbul, Zanzibar and Bali, giving him inspiration both visually and culturally.
Photography allowed Manuel to understand colour, perception of volumes and context – techniques which he then applies to the interior projects he works on.
Architecture, engineering and interiors – these are the three words that would describe Maribel’s passions throughout her life. These three sectors combined have gained her a vast in-depth knowledge of the industry, together with her education in MA in Project Management & Construction Engineering and Technical Architect makes her an allrounder in her field.
Originally from sunny Spain, Maribel loves travelling and visiting new places. She joined Robert Angell Design International in 2019 and thrives on complex technical aspects of the award winning projects she works on.
Working in design sector since 2018, Alvar has gained experience in working in fast paced & ever evolving Hospitality Design sector and has become an integral part of the RADI Team in a short space of time. Alvar is a multi-talented allrounder, who also provides regular play & cuddle time with fellow colleagues & takes Staff Members out for a walk too. Alvar’s partner in crime, a French bulldog Kendrick, is his favourite visitor in the Studio.