Heads of Departments

Hospitality Designers Woolf  Architecture & Design based in London. Woolf specialise in Hotel refurbishment, interior architecture and office renovations

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Verity Woolf – Founder & Senior Designer

Residential & Commercial Interiors  

Design Director

 

British Designer Verity Woolf has 20 years of design experience. She has a BA in Fine Art & Art History from Goldsmiths and a Postgraduate Diploma in Spatial Design from Chelsea School of Art. Whilst working as a Senior Interior Designer in the architectural practice ’T- House Design’ Verity embarked upon a MA degree in Interior Architecture at the London Metropolitan University. Verity originally developed a reputation for creating otherworldly spaces in television and film productions when she worked as an art director in the film industry. She gained international recognition for her talent in creating design vision, from characterization and narrative.  

Verity frequently works in tandem with teams of architects on demanding, complex and detailed schemes towards a common design objective.  Her work spans interior architecture, interior design and decoration. Verity brings a richness and elegance to both historic and contemporary schemes. The majority of her projects are prime and super prime residential and hospitality schemes. 

Since establishing WOOLF in 2008, Verity has designed for many intriguing and notable clients. Verity’s high profile clients are captivated by her discreet and engaging attitude. She approaches designing interiors like a curator, her spaces are tailored to the individual brief.  Her philosophy is to be fluid with styles and cultures, high and low art, elegance and edginess. She has a strong reputation among her clients and peers as a highly creative multi-faceted designer.

 

Antonio Giner Serrano - Architect

Residential & Commercial Interiors

Commercial Interiors / Built Heritage /
New Architecture

Antonio was trained as an architect in the Architecture School of Valencia and at the University of Florence. His professional experience in Valencia and London engaged him on numerous architectural activities, focusing on the relationship between new architecture, arts and built heritage. Prior to joining WOOLF, Antonio worked at Red Deer Architects, where he designed and managed commercial and residential projects, distinguished by a tailored and contemporary edge.

Antonio is a highly resourceful and creative architect with a flexible, positive attitude. His honest, detail-oriented approach and his far-reaching influences give richness and elegance to his work and his training in structural design, installations and building regulations brings strong technical skills into the team. He is accustomed to dealing with a plethora of subcontractors and consultants, ensuring that all client’s needs are met.

 

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Michelle Marques - Designer  / Part II

Residential & Commercial Architecture

FF&E Procurement 

Michelle trained in a BA (Hons) in Architecture at Portsmouth University, and then completed an MA in Architecture at Arts University Bournemouth. Prior to joining WOOLF, she has worked in a mixture of small to large residential and commercial architectural practices. Michelle has also worked abroad as an intern in NYC and SA on a range of architectural, engineering and interior design projects. In her spare time, she maintains a fashion brand ‘Pure Regal London’, has a strong passion for photography and is a frequent traveller, all of which continue to inspire her and her work.

Michelle has professional experience working on a variety of commercial and residential projects which has given her a refined set of technical and practical skills, and her broad set of abilities and experience make her a valuable asset to the practice. Michelle is a pleasure to work with, she exudes a friendly professional manner. Her steady detail-oriented approach encourages excellence, which is essential for the development of unique design. She draws upon her influences to blend her creative design flair with a strong appreciation for detail.

 

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Denize Fernandes -  Designer

Residential & Commercial Interiors  

FF&E Procurement

Denize trained in a Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering and worked for over 10 years in the aviation industry. She also has an Interior Decoration Diploma from the Inchbald School of Design.

At WOOLF, Denize works on a wide range of residential and commercial projects from initial concept to practical completion. She has a solid background in engineering which has given her superb administration and project management skills. She is familiar with working through complex projects, with tight deadlines whilst dealing with multiple suppliers. Through her extensive travel, she has developed a keen eye for detail and has a vast knowledge of international suppliers.

She marries great determination and passion for design with conceptual skills and highly creative solutions. Her interests in both the arts and sciences has helped her to synthesise a creative and logistical methodology to her designs. Her friendly approachable nature and sparkling energy motivate colleagues and clients alike.

 

Marianna Booth - PR 

Interiors & Design 

Public Relations

Marianna is a creative, result-oriented, freelance public relations professional specialising in interiors and design. With over 14 years of experience, Marianna has worked on both sides of the fence – client side at Casa Décor as their in-house PR and then on the agency side at Weir Willats PR with clients including Alessi, Promemoria, Boffi and Foscarini. At Nylon Communications, where she led the lifestyle team, her client portfolio broadened and included The Ideal Home Show; The Rushmore Group; Launch of St Pancras Renaissance Hotel; St Regis International Polo Cup and the Conde Nast Traveller Innovation & Design Awards to name a few. 

Her experience in the public relations field has a proven track record of client handling, planning effective PR strategies, project launches, media relations, social media and expertise in the design and interiors industry.

 

Duncan McLeod

Financial Management & Planning

Duncan works on all aspects of WOOLF’s financial management. His role is project-focused, looking at project billing and costing - and also focused on the WOOLF business, managing company cash flow, costings, resources and the creation of management accounts.

Duncan ensures smooth cash flow and profitability are consistently managed for WOOLF, as well as ensuring that client accounts for the FF&E side of the business are correctly maintained. He oversees the WOOLF company accountants, and is in charge of taxation and legal matters . Duncan's varied roles in financial analysis are one aspect of the colourful running of a lively and complex business, where every day presents a new challenge.