Architectural and Interior Design and Branding
LOCI Interiors, founded in 2004 by husband and wife team Jonathan and Rivka Furbank, has grown into a dynamic award winning design practice specialising in interior architectural design and branding primarily for the hospitality, retail and education sectors. Jonathan and Rivka met at Brighton University whilst studying for their respective degrees in Three Dimensional Design and Editorial Photography. Creative Director Jonathan went on to who train as a commercial interior architect, later gaining an MA in Set design. He was also a Senior Lecturer in Interior Design at Anglia Ruskin University from 2008-2013. Creative and Business Director Rivka, herself a talented designer with a passion for interiors, set up the design practice as a natural progression from projects they were both involved in.
Loci now employs a team of specialists which over the past fourteen years has created numerous design schemes and brands for schools, hotels, restaurants, bars, sports facilities, shops and offices. Beginning the business from a small studio in the delightful rural and riverside location of Hemingford Grey, the business relocated to King’s Parade in 2015 to accommodate both the growing workforce and the need to be close to clients, many of whom are Cambridge based.
Working on every scale of project, from simple colour schemes to designing multi million pound refurbishments, Rivka has a fantastic eye for the aesthetic, complementing husband Jonathan’s practical design skills. Joining the team are architect Amanda Latimer, designers Will Mayes and Alison Chinn with admin and marketing staff, Donna and Nicole.
Recognised as an innovative and progressive practice, Loci designs respond to an individual environment. With each specific project, the heritage of the building, branding and the need to provide an great space, are always at the forefront of design. Referencing the past, ensuring a practical space for the present and providing fresh elements for the future, has given Loci its signature flare. Having the unnerving knack of knowing just what the next big thing in interiors is going to be and delivering design with consummate skill, Loci has also been rewarded with many clients from the hospitality sector.
With Cambridge fast becoming the nation's favourite foodie destination, the local hospitality sector has long recognised Loci’s expertise, with many independent restaurants and bars employing the company’s skilled team to design, re-design, build and brand their businesses. A number of Loci designed eateries across Cambridge and the surrounding area have been nominated for design awards and industry recognition. Well known for its involvement with Cambscuisine Loci have designed ten of their restaurants. Their portfolio includes:
- MillWorks, Cambridge Restaurant of the Year 2017. The design references the industrial history of this former mill transforming it into an Eclectic Modern Brasserie.
- SmokeWorks Station Road, Cambridge opened in June 2018 to great reviews for its' innovative design. A Finalist for the National 2018 Casual Dining Restaurant & Pub Awards for Best Designed Restaurant, SmokeWorks has been named as one of the top ten BBQ restaurants in the UK. In April 2019 SmokeWorks Tap, the latest Loci Interiors designed eaterie from Cambs Cusine opened next to the original Free School Lane site.
- Independent restaurateurs Bread & Meat also sought the Loci magic for their ever popular Bene’t Street Restaurant.
- As did The Royal Standard pub on Mill Road.
The past few years have included a diverse range of projects including a number of designs for Cambridge Colleges and Schools. Jonathan’s time as Senior Interior Design Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and his easy familiarity with the college environment has led to stunning interiors and creative designs for Academic clients. Appointed the Interior Design Consultants for The Leys School Great Hall, this major design project, described as by the school as ‘our most important building project for a century’was opened to great acclaim by His Royal Highness the Earl of Wessex. The Leys School Boarding Houses have also undergone a Loci transformation, now offering beautiful functional design and a welcoming, homely environment for the pupils and staff. An ongoing project, West House I & II were completed in the summers of 2016 & 2017, with East House Phase 1 in 2018 and Phase II in summer 2019.
Creating a branding identity to enhance these new spaces is a key function of the service Loci provide. Taking reference from elements of both interior and building design along with client’s ideas, these special brands add a new dynamic. As a design consultancy Loci is fortunate to have worked with some fantastic clients on an amazing range of projects from commercial and retail to educational and institute buildings, sports clubs and even an Antarctic Base Camp. Recent projects have included a major refurbishment of much loved Cambridge insititution Fitzbillies. Working with Homerton, Clare Hall, Hughes Hall and St Catharines Colleges. Fantastic new office spaces at One Station Square, Cambridge for multi-national financial services company Bluestone Group and Specialist Life Science Marketing Agency Biostrata in Histon.
From concept to delivery Loci offers a complete Interior Architecture, Design and Branding service. Client and Project List:
- Anne Furbank
- Bassmead Manor Barns
- Beth Shalom Reform Synagogue
- Bluestone Ltd
- Bread & Meat
- Cambridge Chop House
- Clare Hall College
- Crown and Punchbowl, Horningsea
- Finn Jordan
- Homerton College
- Letchworth Golf Club
- MillWorks Cambridge
- Mill Road Butchers
- Radmore Farm Shop
- SmokeWorks Cambridge
- SmokeWorks Station Road
- Smokeworks Tap
- St John’s Chop House
- The Cock, Hemingford Grey
- The George Hotel & Brasserie, Buckden
- The Leys School, Cambridge
- The Royal Standard
- The Three Horseshoes
- Tickell Arms
- White Desert Antarctic Base Camp
- The Woolf Institute
LOCI INTERIORS LIMITED, 8A KING’S PARADE, CAMBRIDGE CB2 1SJ
TELEPHONE: 01223 352222