"Zopsigog was a poetic story, written and read to me by my father when I was a child.
It always fired my imagination. It brought me a great love for escaping into stories and unearthing their underlying meanings.
It has grown to represent the narrative led approach that we embrace whilst creating and designing."
Everybody has a story and we believe in the value, honesty and clarity this brings to each and every project
In starting Zopsigog in 2010 our aim was to be as simple and as smart as possible, providing clarity and calm to each and every project.
Our approach is always process and narrative lead, understanding the world around a project first and allowing that to inform our decisions.
This enables variety and personal character whilst maintaining commercial requirements.
Ultimately we design glamorous environments, narrative & cuisine lead experiences and accurately engineered spaces.
We work to an internationally understood process, with each stage delivering a package of clear and conclusive information.
This process co-ordinates the responsibilities we hold as Designers, along with the process's undertaken by our collaborative partners, from architects to offer development, uniform design to graphic designers...
We deliver and co-ordinate entire creative & design projects to include every service you may require.
KICK OFF & BRIEF
Being able to listen and form a clear understanding of what clients need is a skill.
It is our experience and ability here that enables us to deliver truly exceptional projects.
We meet to discuss your project and from this formulate a detailed brief, not just the look and feel but everything down to the business behind the project. We understand that every aspect has a part to play, from stakeholders to clientele, authorities to the general public.
We see the site, understand the world around it, formulate our initial thoughts and ideas & form a co-ordinated way forward.
Our fee proposals then reflect our discussions, the brief and budget.
Once you are happy to proceed with our appointment we confirm the studio booking and schedule of deliverables.
CONCEPT & SCHEMATIC
With a strong background of researched and understood information we proceed with creating the ideas.
At this stage options are important and seeing the project form as many angles as possible is key.
We provide multiple ideas so as to satisfy and flesh out every aspiration, some stick and some fall down as ideas for tomorrow.
The ideas, creative thinking and strategic stage is a great period of exploration, experiment and pushing boundaries, within this excitement our primary aim is to always remain relevant, smart and simple.
Our illustration of these ideas comes in the form of a packaged presentation, organizing and confirming the direction in a universally understandable format.
By schematic design we mean technical drawings to show your designs in full and to aid consultant coordination and understanding. Aside from them being beautiful in their own right this full package forms the foundations from which the entire project develops.
AUTHORITIES & DEVELOPMENT
With a commitment to the designed concept we make refinements according to cost and further client or consultant input.
The designs are developed for each of the authority applications: licenceing, landlord approvals, change of use, planning, listings and building control. Any conditions made within these applications are then considered and implemented with the concept language guiding us.
Once complete the design is finally refined for tender, sketching required areas to make sure that the entire design is fully understood. It is of upmost importance to us to ensure that the initial ideas and language are not lost during this period and this is where the strong concept foundations come into play.
DETAILED DESIGN AND TENDER
God is in the detail...
From door handles to graphic integration, material joints to bespoke lighting fixture, the way that a project is detailed is the true making of a project. We undertake each of our detailed packages in co-ordination with all involved consultants and contractors. In these final drawings we fully specify all of the exact materials, suppliers and construction techniques, which enables us to maintain an absolute control on the budget and final out come of our designs.
As implicit to our professional code of conduct as Principle designer or Designer, with this package of works, we are able to provide and hand over of all of our relevant opperational and construction risk assessments and CDM documentation.
IMPLEMENTATION & PROCUREMENT
The Build process; we have traveled some distance from the initial ideas for your project and with all of this prior preparation all of the intended designs are now very well documented and considered.
Our implementation teams work closely with all of the consultants and contractors to ensure that everything remains in line with the original design intent. With a deep understanding of the construction process we provide up to date studio actions and regionally relevant communications to aid this understanding - no matter where in the world it may be.
Along with this site and studio based service we are able to provide extensive procurement options, aiding the storage, management and delivery of client direct items such as furniture, lighting, styling items and antiques. Our long standing relations with various craftsman means we are able to source the manufacture of key bespoke items such as feature chandeliers or hand crafted joinery. Our industry connections with key commercial suppliers keeps our prices competitive for off the shelf specifications. Our local connections with antique suppliers, auction houses and art dealers means that with stying and unique culture pieces we can ensure that the final touches to your project really come to life.
At the forefront of our minds is consistently to deliver your project on time and on budget, but most of all with longevity -
We proudly create, design and deliver designs for life.