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We are Made In Place – an award-winning, Chichester-based architectural and interior design company that works all over the world, specialising in the design and development of retail outlets, restaurants and bars, office interiors, and domestic Passivhaus projects. Previously known as Wingate Design Partnership, we changed our name in 2013 to reflect the breadth of work we do as demonstrated in our extensive portfolio, which covers everything from one-off independent shops to rolling out the well-known Paperchase stores. A big year for Made In Place, 2013 also saw us take home two ISG Retail Week Interiors Awards for our work on the third Paperchase flagship store in Glasgow. We are thrilled to have beat off stiff competition from well-known international retailers, including Harvey Nichols, Kuwait; Apple, Berlin; Topshop, Los Angeles; Chanel, London; Diesel, London; Saks of 5th Avenue, Kazakhstan; and Marks & Spencer, Amsterdam; to name but a few.
Our approach is to work with our canvas rather than against it. Many of our assignments have incorporated unusual or listed buildings, so by working in this way, we are able to reveal their natural beauty and quirks, as opposed to forcing them into uncomfortable moulds in the name of fashion. Embracing the true principles of partnering for our clients by removing the need for a main contractor, our hands-on method of working is particularly suited to one-off, complex refurbishments, which takes the construction process back to the era of the artisan. Using a network of reliable and experienced manufacturers, suppliers and trades people with relationships that go back more than 20 years, we can offer real visibility and maintain control throughout your entire project. We’re also a member of Passivhaus Trust – a non-profit organisation which leads the way in providing a design standard that ensures minimal energy is used, not only saving you money on your energy bills, but also offering serenity and comfort in your surroundings.
Headed up by founder Ken Wingate, our team of professionally qualified individuals have the ability, experience and motivation to deliver on time and within budget throughout every phase of your project, from concept and design to completion on site. Combine this with Ken’s background in engineering, and we can even take on your larger, structural projects as reflected in the example of the floating staircase, installed whilst carrying out work at the Paperchase headquarters in Tottenham Court Road in 2010. Plus, if you have your own idea for the type of fittings, furniture and carpets you require, Made In Place can design bespoke products suited exactly to your needs.
We can help with an array of projects: perhaps you’re looking for some retail design, fancy sprucing up your restaurant interior, or need an office solution. There’s even our Passivhaus domestic architecture which will help you reduce your energy bills and provide you with a serene, comfortable environment. Regardless of your project, if you’d like a no-obligation quote or would simply like to have a chat about a solution that’s right for you, drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be more than happy to help. We look forward to hearing from you.