Whilst Goddard Littlefair is a relatively new company, its founders are very much old hands who know their craft and their marketplaces inside out.
Business-like and client-focused, this is a company that fully understands the bottom line, whilst delivering exquisite, one-off interiors schemes – without any drama.
‘They’re about quality and exceptional design. They’re amazing!’
‘Another thing that’s quite intriguing about the company is that they make all their own furniture, which is a great skill and one which shouldn’t be under-estimated. Martin and Jo are very good at getting the physical forms and the materials right – and there are so many elements to getting furniture right, from scale to comfort – and not many designers do that. It’s a clear USP.’
‘The detailing and the quality of the drawings is very good.’
‘Martin is passionate and has exceptional attention to detail, which means he fits very well with St James’s values.’
We value the importance of the team on each project and always seek to create understanding and trust with our clients, partners and supplier son every project, which we believe is the basis for a successful outcome.
‘They’re a friendly bunch too.’
‘Goddard Littlefair have been in the business for 20 years and they know everything there is to know.’
‘They work well with the rest of the design team’
‘Engaging. Professional. Organised.’
Everyone expects a design studio to be creative, so we we’ll let the images of our work speak for themselves on that count. What we do promise though is that our practicality and flexibility are completely balanced by the care, passion and attention we devote to our core expertise – design.
‘As designers they are really refreshing. There’s no ego. There’s a big tendency in our industry for talent to come with egos. Talent can be problematic, but Goddard Littlefair are very, very easy to get on with and very accommodating.’
‘Martin has great respect for the operator’s world but still comes up with a unique concept.’
‘They’re flexible in their thinking. With some designers it’s a fine line between giving you a house style and giving you a proper response to a brief. The flexible thinking was unusual, as was the breadth of finishes.’
‘There are a million interior designers who can design expensive projects that are hard to build, but Martin really understands value and quality. Martin would come to us with ideas and they were well thought-through and showed practical thinking. Then he would come back with very useful value-engineering options and he was pro-active in making them work.’