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.

 

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Andrew Damonte - Senior Interior Decorator

Residential & Commercial Interiors  

Hospitality /  Specialist  Historic Interiors 

Andrew has worked for 25 years in interior decoration. His broad range of specialist skills, exceptional eye and meticulous attention to detail has won him the respect of many of his peers, including the eminent decorator David Mlinaric. He was formally the MD of Soane Britain and has worked extensively for Piers von Westenholz. 

Andrew’s unique experience in historic interiors have enabled him to work on a number of Grade One listed buildings and major country houses, including the decoration of the Wormsley Estate for the Getty Family, working alongside the architect Ptolemy Dean. His strengths lie in close collaboration with Architects overseeing projects from conception to practical completion and beyond. He has been engaged on the restorations and refurbishments of the Castle of Mey, the former home of the Queen Mother and involved in the restoration of Dumfries House for HRH Prince of Wales

Andrew is known for his work in the hotel sector in the UK and internationally. He has recently completed the model suites at the prestigious ‘Admiralty Arch Hotel' which looks down the mall towards Buckingham Palace.

Andrew’s experience extends to modern design including a modern Italian designed palace outside Moscow for an important Russian industrialist and more recently on an exceptional Finca in Ibiza. 

 

 

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.

 

Evelyn Chong - Interior Designer  

Residential & Commercial Interiors  

FF&E Procurement 

Evelyn obtained a postgraduate diploma from KLC School of Design, majoring in Interior Decoration. Evelyn has previously worked with leading design practises such as Taylor Howes and Lawson Robb.  Evelyn is head of WOOLF procurement, her role primarily focuses on schemes for the prime and super prime residential commercial and development.

She possesses valuable creative skills and consistently works to concise briefs and tight time lines. She is known for her meticulous attention to detail and has a strong eye for colour, texture and form. Evelyn has an easy way with her clients and sensitively strives to create unique designs, which reflects her client’s personality.

Evelyn is a patient pragmatist who allows her creativity to flow. From her training as a designer, and as a pianist, she has an appreciation for the finer details of design and possesses an inherent ability to streamline procurement. Her passion for sustainable food sources, live music, the arts and frequent travel continue to inspire Evelyn’s work.

 

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Denize Fernandes - Junior 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.