The Design Questionnaire with Laura Hammett
In this edition of Love Happens’ Proust-style Design Questionnaire, join us for a peek inside the creative design mind of Laura Hammett, founder of her eponymous global luxury design studio. Based in London, Laura Hammett provides interior architecture and design services with a strong sense of identity. A bespoke identity tailored to each location and client. And always with a flair of Laura’s signature classic contemporary style.
Laura Hammett, The Woman
A trained interior architect, Laura Hammett’s talent was spotted early on, when she was snapped up within two weeks of graduating from Brighton University in 2001 by high-end interior design agency, Godrich and was involved in the design of various celebrity homes, including racing car drivers and top famous pop artists. She had amazing exposure to projects and talent from the start and always had an eye for texture and layering in a luxurious way.
Laura also had an exciting stint with style maven and designer Suzy Hoodless. Opting for a new direction, in 2007, before starting Laura Hemmett, Laura set up an online boutique Echo Interiors. A business through which she curated art and luxury homewares hand-crafted by emerging designer-makers from across the world, such as Reynoldsware ceramics and Johnstons of Elgin cashmere, who she still works with today.
Laura Hammett, The Firm
Along with her husband Aaron, Laura brings a wealth of experience in the international property market, along with a thorough understanding of the dynamics and requirements of contemporary living. So it is no surprise that since launching Laura Hammett in 2008, Laura has grown her firm into a thriving business creating stunning luxury residential interiors around the world.
Laura believes that “quality of life can be enhanced through exceptional design, with every detail, material, and element of space creating a luxurious whole, enhancing a property’s value while still retaining a truly personal touch.”
Bespoke design is integral to the Laura Hammett approach. Every facet of a project can be custom made to exacting specifications, ensuring that the clients’ needs are realised with unwavering creative expression, with the very finest quality assured.
Recent work includes properties in London, substantial family homes in India, Hong Kong (featuring a rooftop pool), Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Switzerland, and Brussels, as well as private apartments in New York, Miami, Athens, China, Paris, a private residence in Cannes and a 19-seat private jet, and commercial projects in London and the UAE. Talk about a portfolio!!
A Peek Inside the Fabulous and Inspiring Mind of Laura Hammett with the Lh Design Questionnaire
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Alfresco meal at sunset with friends and family.
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
My children. They are the best of me.
What profession does your alter ego have?
A party planner (or professional host, if there is such a thing!). I love to entertain more than anything.
The project you will never forget.
A family house we designed in Isle of Man, where we developed the most special relationship with the clients and keep in close contact to this day.
Your favorite business tool or resource.
Dropbox. With such a big team and projects over the world it’s essential to keep us all working cohesively together.
The most timeless design.
The biggest design faux pas.
Small furniture. Proportion is everything when it comes to design.
Your design motto.
Design with integrity.
If you were to design a room around one KOKET piece, which would it be, and why?
The Passion Sconce because it’s like a sculpture.
Love happens when…
You let people in.
Explore more beautiful work by Laura Hammett at www.laurahammett.com!
By Anna Beck Bimba