of both the Chartered Society of Designers and the British
Institute of Interior Design, Anthony Paine is renowned
for using classical architecture in a contemporary context.
Coming from a successful building family, he was expected
to take over the family firm, but after training in
building he switched to surveying, and finally to interior
design, setting up his own design practice in London
at the young age of 27.
unusual background in construction and design triggered
a passion for classical and traditional architecture
which has characterised his work for the past 35 years.
Elected to The Art Workers Guild in 1990 when his
Rotunda Bookroom won The World of Interiors award
at the British Interior Design Exhibition, Anthony
served as Honorary Secretary of the Guild from 1993
– 2004. He was elected as Master of the Art
Workers Guild in 2015.
as designing, remodelling and extending private residences,
Anthony’s work has included a hotel in Frankfurt,
an extended farmhouse complex in Provence, Georgian
shops in Spitalfields, a new traditional chalet in
Gstaad, and a folly beside the Baltic. On international
projects, Anthony’s focus is on the conceptual
and aesthetic design, using local architects to project-manage
and produce the building construction drawings while
he maintains close scrutiny and control of the building
process and implementation of his work.
He is also known for his work for the bespoke tailors,
Gieves & Hawkes. In 1994, he re-designed their
flagship store in Savile Row with such success that
he went on to design over 100 stores throughout the
UK and worldwide including Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai
and Taipei. The ongoing commission included the design
of a range of furniture and a set of cartoons for
his studio now based in a fine Regency house in Bath,
Anthony’s current projects include the design
of a new private palace in Morocco and a new lakeside
classical villa in Bavaria. His practice is intentionally
small, producing all the designs, drawings
and illustrations himself with
clients benefitting from his exclusive attention.
His elegant buildings and interiors appeal to clients
at the very top of the market who are looking for
dynamic planning, wit and fine detailing.
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by Beth Lanzon