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Studio Indigo is a collective of dynamic Architects and talented Interior Designers, Technicians and Project Managers, with a multi-disciplinary approach, all under one roof.

A creative cross-pollination across architecture and interior design ensure cohesive spaces are realised with the highest level of detail that are personal to each client.


Based in a converted warehouse overlooking the Thames in Chelsea and established in 2005 by Architect and Creative Director, Mike Fisher, the London-based company has garnered a reputation for timeless, story-laded spaces across residential, commercial and yachts around the globe.

Our diverse team come from twenty countries and between whom speak seventeen different languages: a truly diverse environment.



John Leonida – Yacht Industry Expert

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    Our Approach

    For us, each project is completely unique and we want to embark on a design journey with the client that is creative, imaginative, surprising and enjoyable.  Our agile ‘can-do’ attitude accompanied by our large multi-skilled workforce enables projects to be realised anywhere globally.

    Our designs are not formulaic or trend-driven. At Studio Indigo we aim to cultivate a creative dialogue between client, architects, artisans and craftsmen to ensure each home tells its own unique story.

    The in-house collaboration between architect and interior designer is our secret to creating superior spaces. We are past masters at ensuring the internal and external fabric of a building blends seamlessly, whilst always taking into account its location and heritage.

    We’ll develop the interiors with a close collaboration with our architects, followed by the selection and sourcing of fabrics, furniture and art – all in the pursuit of creating interiors of quality and individuality


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    Our Services

    We can work on any stage of the project, from beginning to end:


    Site Analysis; Concept Development


    Planning Submissions; Conceptual package; 3D Renders, Spatial Layout Tender Documentation;  Contract Administration; Project Development Management; Interior Architecture

    Interior Design

    Conceptual and Design Development; Material & FF&E exploration; Bespoke joinery and furniture design; Procurement; Styling and Installation

    Estate Management

    Optional After-care package offered to all existing clients; general home and garden repair and maintenance, 24-hour key-holder response, home staff recruitment etc.






At Studio Indigo we have a common commitment to deliver excellence, and as a Practice we stand or fall by the quality of our team.   We value each individual and we understand that high quality projects require motivated, inspired and happy people.

We are always on the lookout for talented Architectural Designers, Technicians and Interior Designers to strengthen our ever growing team of professionals.  In return for the dedication of individuals we offer a rich mix of career opportunities.

If you are talented and passionate and want to work within a team of active minds, please send your CV and samples of your work to

The skills we require are:

  • Experience in high end residential refurbishment projects
  • Excellent AutoCAD skills
  • Excellent Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • Positive, out-going, strong communicator and able to prioritise and handle multi-tasks when required to do so
  • Can keep up with a fast paced working environment and deal with obstacles and tight deadlines with a positive attitude
  • Excellent English, both verbal and written

Mike Fisher

Creative DirectorEnglish, German

Mike Fisher graduated in Architecture from the University of Dundee and went on to complete his Master’s Degree at Oxford Brookes in Urban Design.
He has over 25 years’ experience in designing and building residential properties in the UK and across the world, and is increasingly becoming involved in superyacht design.

Since its inception, Mike has seen Studio Indigo grow from modest beginnings and he now leads a team of nearly 50 skilled and dedicated architects and interior designers.

Mike is passionate about his work and is a great believer in creating exceptional environments by using good design, quality materials and skilled workmanship. The key to his success lies in integrating architecture and interior design, listening to his clients wishes and skillfully interpreting their desires to create memorable, timeless and comfortable spaces – be it in a house, superyacht or aircraft.


James Kandutsch

Chief Executive English

James joined Studio Indigo in 2008 having spent the previous three years working on a range of residential and mixed-use schemes in his native New Zealand. He was promoted to Team Leader in 2010 before being made a Director in 2015, followed closely in 2016 by a further promotion to his current position of Joint Managing Director.

In 2020, after 12 years in the company, James was promoted to Chief Executive of Studio Indigo.

He has worked on and led teams on a number of prestigious projects, including two large Victorian town house refurbishments in Kensington and a Grade II listed building in Chelsea as well as a 70m Superyacht. James’s expertise in managing projects and his invaluable communication skills, coupled with his easy going Kiwi manner, help to reinforce Studio Indigo’s ability to lead projects effectively from concept through to completion.


Tyché McCaig

DirectorEnglish, Afrikaans

Tyche joined Studio Indigo in 2007 having graduated from the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa where her passion for Historical Architecture developed.

As Head of Architecture, she ensures all the projects within the studio are managed and delivered to an exceptional quality. Her pragmatic design skills and her ability to understand and interpret the client and interior designer’s requirements, linked with the ability to visually interpret the potential of any given space make her invaluable. Tyche is fluent in English and Afrikaans.


Peter Tulinski

Estates DirectorPolish, Russian, German , English

Peter graduated from the University of Wroclaw with a degree in Technology and has been a part of the Studio Indigo team since its conception.

Peter is the Head of Estate Management and is responsible for managing completed projects on behalf of our clients. He is also responsible for all the office IT systems. Peter’s wealth of experience and his ability to ‘turn his hand’ to anything makes him a great asset to the company.

His humour and excellent people skills are invaluable for ‘getting things done’. Peter is fluent in Polish, Russian , German and English.


Rohit Solanki

Finance DirectorEnglish, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi

Rohit joined Studio Indigo in 2013 and is head up the Finance Department. Rohit gained his degree in Commerce and Economics from the Mumbai University, India and brings over 25 years of experience working in the fields of accountancy, taxation and auditing. Over the years he has built up a significant understanding of a wide spectrum of small to medium sized companies.


Liam Saxby


Liam graduated from the University of West of England with a degree in Architectural Technology and is a Chartered Member of the MCIAT institute. He joined Studio Indigo in 2014 and is part of the Technical design team. As Associate Director, Liam has strong project management and construction skills has led him to complete a number of complex developments within the Studio.


Michael Harris

Associate DirectorEnglish, Italian, French

Michael is a highly experienced Architect and Designer with over 16 years experience within the industry and joined Studio Indigo as as an Associate Director in late 2021.  With a global portfolio that includes projects in the UK, New York, Europe and the UAE, he has a wealth of knowledge in various industries and across disciplines encompassing high-end residential and commercial. Michael trained in classical architecture at the University of Notre Dame and then went on to receive an MA in more contemporary Avant-garde design from Harvard University, making him incredibly comfortable across a range of architectural idioms. Having lived in many locations throughout his lifetime including Italy and France, he settled in the UK in 2009 where he has worked for prominent studios such as Zaha Hadid and The Princes’ Foundation. To compliment his passions, Michael is a keen sketcher and painter using dip pen, ink and brush. He speaks English, Italian and French.


Anita Heverin

AssociateEnglish, Irish, French

Irish native Anita graduated from the Waterford Institute of Technology with a Diploma in both Architectural Technology and Project Management. She is an Associate of CIAT institute and joined Studio Indigo in 2014, quickly becoming a Project Leader showing her strong technical abilities and project management skills. She recently completed a 5-storey family home in Kensington. She speaks Irish, French and English.


Cornelius Crankson

AssociateEnglish, Fante

Born and raised in Ghana, Cornelius graduated from the Kwawe Nkuwah University of Science and Technology with a Postgraduate degree in Architecture in 2007. Since joining Studio Indigo in 2009, he has quickly become our Heritage Expert having an abundance of knowledge in British Conservation laws. Cornelius has been working on developments, making sure that sites of significant heritage achieve full planning consent from local authorities. He is also a Project Leader and most notably is working on large Country Estates in Somerset and the Cotswold. He speaks Fante and English.


Lyne Arbid

AssociateEnglish, French, Arabic, Italian

Lyne is a well-travelled Interior Architect and is part of the Interiors team after joining Studio Indigo in 2016. Originally from Lebanon but born in Paris, she has a wonderful mix of skills having acquired a degree in Interior Architecture from the Academic Libanaise des Beaux Arts in Lebanon, and an additional two Masters in Interior Design and Lighting Design in Florence. She brings an international experience of different cultures to her designs and is most notably working on a large complex development in India. She speaks French, English, Arabic and Italian.


Sarah Oliver

Executive AssistantEnglish, German

Having spent over 12 years in the TV industry, Sarah joined Studio Indigo at its conception in 2006 and has since then watched the company flourish from a small office to a large 45 person Studio. She is the HR Manager and is also Executive Assistant to Creative Director, Mike Fisher.


Daniella Perez Herrera

PR and Marketing ManagerEnglish, Spanish

Born in Sweden, but of Colombian descent, Daniella has been at the forefront of pushing the Studio Indigo Brand as well as managing the office since joining in 2017. With an Interior Design Degree and Digital Marketing Diploma under her belt, Daniella brings the right mix of skills to our Marketing and PR department. She is fluent in Spanish and English.


Andrew Herbert

Interior ArchitectureEnglish

Andrew is a talented Interior Architect and graduated in 2012 from Leeds Metropolitan University. Since then, he has worked in both Amsterdam and London for innovative companies on a diverse range of prestigious projects, from impressive hotels to extraordinary homes & luxurious developments. Andrew feels strongly about the importance of thoughtful concept and an unfamiliar point of view; applying these daily as a key part of the Interior Architecture team at Studio Indigo. In his spare time, you’ll find him flying through the skies as he works towards his private pilot’s licence. He speaks English


Carlota Cancelas-Souto

English, Spanish

Born in Asturias Spain, Carlota graduated from the Universidade Da Coruna in Technical Architecture after always having a passion for design and the built environment. Since moving to London,  she’s worked in high-end studios in the UK and has extensive experience within Kensington and Chelsea. Carlota’s multi-disciplinary skills has created a hybrid architectural role where she has the technical background paired with design skills. She loves using 3D software’s to communicate her designs accurately working closely with management on projects and new business. Carlota speaks Spanish and English.


Helen Menkiti

ArchitectureEnglish, Igbo

Helen is an Interior Architect of Nigerian descent. She graduated from the University of Nigeria with a degree in Architecture. She joined Studio Indigo in 2017 and is currently a part of a large complex development based in India. Helen brings over 14 years’ experience within residential and hospitality design. Her strong CAD skills also means she manages the conceptualisation and designs of the interior architecture. She speaks English and Igbo.


Jessica Irwin


Northern Irish born and bred Jess is a detailed-orientated Architectural Technologist after graduating from Ulster University in Belfast in Architectural Technology and Management in 2018. She brings a high level of experience within Kensington and Chelsea having worked on multiple luxury projects in prime London areas. Having joined Studio Indigo in 2021, she works closely with both Architects and Interior Designers to ensure the technological aspects of their designs are feasible and helps bring their projects to life. Jess is responsible for construction detailing and creating tender and drawing packages on a range of projects from large residential family homes to 60m yachts. She has a real strength for coordinating projects as well as detailing large luxury basements ranging from 192-2000m2 in size. Jess is currently working towards obtaining a CIAT Chartered status.


Kashif Ahmed

ArchitectureEnglish, Urdu, Panjabi

Born in Pakistan in the City of Rawalpindi, Kash immigrated to England in 2000 and joined Studio Indigo in 2011. He graduated from the University of Westminster with a degree in Architectural Technology and is a key member of the Technical Team in the Studio. Kash brings over 26 years’ experience and has worked on some of the most prestigious projects, providing and dealing with the building control and technical drawings.  He speaks English, Urdu and Punjabi.


Letizia Messina

ArchitectureEnglish, Italian

Born in Sicily, Letizia has a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Florence, Italy. She migrated to London in 2013 and her passion and attention to detail has led her to work on some fantastic high-end residential projects. She brings a wealth of experience to Studio Indigo having recently joined in October 2019 as Project Architect and can speak English and Italian.


Marco Godinho

ArchitectureEnglish, Portuguese, Spanish

Born in England but of Portuguese descent, he graduated from University of Coimbra in 2012 with an Architectural degree. Having joined the studio in 2013, Marco has shown a great deal of passion for all things architectural and brings to the studio strong technical and visualisation skills, fast becoming a key member to the Studio when creating SketchUp Models. He’s recently become Project Leader for a family home in Notting Hill. He speaks Portuguese, Spanish and English


Mateusz Wlosek

ArchitectureEnglish, Polish

Born in the UK but of Polish descent, Matt joined Studio Indigo in 2021 and is a talented Architectural Assistant. He obtained a degree in Architecture from the University of Portsmouth and subsequently completed an MA in Architecture at Oxford Brooks University where he also specialised in sustainable building and design. Matt’s previous experience lies largely in small to medium-scale residential projects as well as some large commercial work across all RIBA stages having delivered many projects within the UK. Since joining Studio Indigo, Matt has proven to be a strong multi-tasking individual who thrives on problem solving and is becoming a well-rounded designer by also turning his hand to the interior architecture of projects. Now as Project Leader he is managing a large high-end residential home in Kensington and Chelsea, whilst also working towards completing his Part 3 qualifications. Matt speaks Polish and English.


Nargiz Mammadova

ArchitectureEnglish, Russian

Nargiz was born in Baku and has a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction. She joined Studio Indigo as a Project Manager in 2018 and has brought a wealth of experience across residential, hospitality, sports and recreational  projects around the world, having worked at various international multi-disciplinary practices.She has been a great addition to the team and is currently working on a prestigious project in Moscow. As well as her Masters in Architecture, Nargiz holds an MBA in Business Economics and Management. She is fluent in Russian, English, Azerbaijani and Turkish.



Paulo Rodrigues

ArchitectureEnglish, Portuguese

Born and raised in Portugal, Paulo graduated from the University of Beja as a Visual Art Teacher. Upon moving to London, he joined Studio Indigo in 2014 as an Architectural Technician. He is a member of the Technical Team and works closely with architects and designers to produce drawings and designs. Paulo speaks Portuguese and English.


Sam Lake


Having recently joined Studio Indigo, Sam has quickly become an important part of the Revit team, bringing great experience to the Studio. Born in Newcastle, the Geordie graduated from Northumbria University in 2015 after studying Architectural Technology. Sam is currently working on a large housing development in Holland park, producing technical drawings and construction information


Shilpa Kalra

Interior ArchitectureHindi, English, Punjabi

Shilpa was born and raised in India, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of New Delhi.  With a deep yearning for cultural exposures she moved to the UK in 2012 and has worked in notable design studios in London & India, bringing over 12 experience within the high-end residential sector. Shilpa is a part of the Interior Architecture team helping bridge the gap between Architects and Interior Designers –  her technical skills are second to none and she loves a challenge. She has a passion for photography and travel giving her a keen eye for detail. Shilpa speaks Hindi, English and Punjabi


Bianca Black

Interior DesignEnglish, Romanian, Spanish

Born in Bucharest Romania, Bianca is a talented, well-rounded Interior Architect with over 7 years’ experience in the interior design industry. She graduated from Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism in 2008 as an Interior Architect and went on to complete a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Oxford Brooks University. Her love for textures and intricate details and the desire to work closer with the client led her to pursue high-end residential interior design within prestigious studios in London. Having worked previously with Seymour Diamond as well as the world-renowned Terence Disdale, she also brings a wealth of knowledge within yacht design with her portfolio including several 100m+ yachts. She is technically skilled and a keen problem solver. Bianca loves hand sketching and concept development. She speak English, Romanian and Spanish.


Charlotte Chesney

Interior DesignEnglish

Charlotte’s passion for art has seen her work in iconic institutions such as the auction house Sotheby’s after obtaining a degree in Art History from the University of Leeds. However, in 2014 she undertook an Interior Design Diploma at KLC after wanting to take a more creative career path that blended her love of art and design. The London-born and bred designer has since worked in top studios across London and later joined Studio Indigo in 2020. Charlotte loves going on a journey with the client and getting to know their lifestyles and personalities so she can design spaces that truly reflect them.


Christopher Cronin

Interior DesignEnglish

Born in Yorkshire, Chris graduated from Leeds Met University in Interior Architecture and Design. He has over a decade of experience within the design industry having worked as both an Interior Architect and Interior Designer for both private clients, top studios in the UK and his own property development projects. Chris has also worked for luxury wallpaper supplier Fromental and has a keen eye for choosing fabrics, textures and colour; paired with a technical background that allows him to understand form and space. He joined Studio Indigo in 2020 as a part of the Interiors team and is working on a large family home in one of London’s most desirable streets.


Connie Sutton

Interior DesignEnglish

Born and bred in London, Connie joined Studio Indigo earlier in 2019 after graduating from KLC School of Design with a Diploma in Interior Design. Her early career began as a PA at a Law firm, to which after she took a year out to travel down under in Australia. Her travels reinspired her younger urges to be an Interior Designer, having always had a creative flair throughout school and whilst studying fine art.  Connie is currently working on a large villa in Nottinghill and speaks English.


Dominique Bonino

Interior DesignEnglish, Dutch

New York-born and raised in California, Dominique recently joined Studio Indigo after a successful internship within the Studio last spring. Prior to joining as a Junior Interior Designer, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Tisch NY University. She has a colourful background within the performing arts, touring America and singing and acting on cruise ships. Dominique moved to England in 2014 and found her passion for the design world through her own refurbishment project and where she further cemented this by graduating from KLC with a diploma in Interior Design. She is now working on international projects in both Moscow and India. Dominique is fluent in English and Dutch.


Francesca Vrittone

Interior DesignItalian, English.

Born in Lake Como, Italy, Francesca joined Studio Indigo in 2021  and is a talented interior designer with a love for yacht design. She graduated in 2014 from the European Institute of Design in Milan and moved to the UK in 2016. Francesca has a wide knowledge from concept design to project management,  procurement to installation, bringing with her over 6 years experience within high-end residential design to the Studio. Her sketching and drawing skills allow her to truly communicate her design point of view which she puts to great use, especially within the studio’s yacht team. In her spare time she is also a keen latin dancer and speaks Italian and English.


Martynika Bielawska

Interior DesignPolish, English

Polish-born Martynika, joined Studio Indigo in 2020 and is a talented Interior Designer, obtaining her degree in Interior Architecture from the Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design. She has over 8 years’ experience  within high-end residential industry having worked in top studios in both the UK and in Holland. Her past projects include yachts in The Netherlands, private residences in Qatar , Israel and London. Martynika has a passion for colour and art, and her creative flair can be seen through to her work and hand sketches. She speaks Polish and English.


Rebecca Middleton

Interior DesignEnglish

Lawyer, turned Marketing Director turned Interior Designer, Rebecca has a colourful background and brings a wealth of experience across disciplines to Studio Indigo. Having obtained a Law degree from the University of Nottingham, a chance encounter at a Theatre company persuaded her to leave the corporate world and jump into a fast paced world of events and marketing within the food & beverage industry; a successful career that spanned 15 years. Rebecca worked for major companies in the UK reaching Marketing Director, meanwhile a continued passion for Interior Design grew further upon renovating her own home and in turn acquired a number of clients along the way. As the pandemic in 2020 impacted the events industry, Rebecca took the opportunity to retrain and follow her true passion for design and obtained a Diploma from KLC London in Interior Design. On her last year, her final project successfully won her an internship with Studio Indigo where she quickly proved herself and join the team as a permanent Interior Designer.  Rebecca loves the creative and collaborative environment and is thriving within the Design team. She has a real passion for sourcing unique and special pieces, enjoying the challenge, whilst also using Sketch up to get her ideas across. Rebecca speaks English.


Sophie Warnars

Interior DesignEnglish, Afrikaans, Dutch

Sophie is a talented Senior Interior Designer who has been at the Studio since 2014 and is a key part of the design team. She studied Interior Design at KLC London and has over a decade of experience within the industry . Sophie has pushed the boundaries of creativity and her passion for design has meant her schemes have exceeded client expectations. After a year at Studio Indigo she was quickly made Senior Interior Designer as she successfully completing a number of prestigious projects within the Studio. Sophie was born in the Netherlands but grew up in South Africa where she obtained a degree in journalism, film and media from the University of Cape Town. She speaks Dutch, English and Afrikaans.