We do things differently at Koldo&Co. We are not just architects and designers. We are artists, thinkers, doers, and innovators. Fusing practical know-how and experience with creative flair, we deliver a comprehensive and in-depth approach to all aspects of our projects. Our unique personal and passionate approach to each individual brief ensures we always deliver to an exceptional high standard, not only in quality but also in design, functionality and beauty.
At Koldo&Co we take care of you and your project from beginning to end. From its architectural aspect and stages, including regular site works inspections and follow ups to completion. To its Interior Design aspect and stages, including FF&E, outsourcing and procurement and final dressing. Furthermore we take care of the bespoke joinery for your project, including detailed supervision of the manufacturing and final installation on site. Koldo&Co is your one stop.
We thrive designing bespoke spaces and furniture for you, to turn the ordinary into the extraordinary. Our ethos is one of beautiful functionality, creating spaces and furniture that not only respond to your desires, but also look effortlessly elegant and uncompromisingly beautiful.
Koldo&Co. is more than an architecture and design house, it is a lifestyle brand. It is community and collaboration. We craft spaces with you, for you. We build solid relationships with our clients, we drink together, we eat together, we scheme and we dream together. We make the process an enjoyable and unique experience for you. That’s the essence of our work; together we create beautiful spaces that truly are bespoke to you.
Koldo Gil is the captain, creative director, founder and namesake of Koldo&Co.
Starting his career at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill LLP; Koldo played an integral role in master planning as well as commercial developments, most notably in the design of the new headquarters for Morgan Stanley at Canary Wharf, London.
This took him on to a short stint at the SOM head office in Chicago, Illinois. Realising that the windy city did live up to its name, Koldo decided to cross back over the pond to join Avci Architects as Director of their London Office. Working internationally he was more than just director, taking the helm as project architect to several commercial, retail, master planning and residential development projects worldwide.
At this point, Koldo decided to take the plunge and begin Koldo&Co. drawing from his experience across the globe. Eight years on the company has grown into a dynamic brand. Focused on fusing beauty and functionality with bespoke, one of a kind, design, together with simplifying the processes for his clients.
With projects throughout the UK and expanding into Europe via Ibiza & Malaga, Koldo’s work ethic, fantastic style and consistently sunny disposition is in constant demand.
In and amongst all this hard work Koldo has settled in Brighton with his husband and muse Scott and their two pups Oscar and Parker. You may have recognised them from the multitude of instagram posts – as we all know every brand needs at least one furry companion.
Koldo passionately believes in designing and creating simply beautiful spaces to turn the ordinary into extraordinary, without forgetting our social responsibilities, as designers, towards our planet.
We are a community of creatives, innovative minds crafting beautiful bespoke spaces and furniture. Our ethos is one of collaboration – within ourselves, with our clients, with other designers, architects and creative minds.
They always say that you are as good as your team. And I, Koldo, couldn’t be happier with my team and extended family of collaborators. They make Koldo&Co what it is, and together we work tirelessly to deliver the very best to you, our client.
As senior designer and architect we have Emma Caballero Gonzalez, Koldo’s right hand side. An extremely talented, visionary individual boasting a keen understanding of design with a smile that will illuminate any room!
Alongside with Emma we have Tinashe Bonde & Shawn Lee, both innovative and passionate architects-designers, who bring fresh approaches to our projects. As our brand ambassador and designer we have Anneke Hanegraaf, a vibrant talented young artist who has managed not only to understand our unique brand but also to reimagine it. Of course any studio could not be run without a manager, Scott Gil- Woolgar. Not only does this with great finesse, but his wit injects our day with humour.
At the workshop we have our master joinery Greg, owner of the workshop and one of the most talented and sharp craftsmen I have ever have had the pleasure to work with. He and his talented team of joiners consistently turn all those “design ideas” we came up with at the studio into beautifully crafted reality. Sometimes Greg and his team’s facial expressions when we sit down to discuss these “design ideas” are truly priceless. They know how to bring us back to planet earth and we are eternally grateful for them!
The list of collaborators is extensive, and will be formally introduced in The Journal. Working and collaborating with other creative minds, has to be one of the best aspects of my profession. I look forward to continue to do so, and to meeting new like minded people! – Koldo