Staffan Tollgard Design Group offers an award-winning architectural interior design service for discerning clients and has become internationally known for its bold take on residential interiors. Staffan and Monique Tollgard, both graduates of the Inchbald School of Design, run the Staffan Tollgard Design Group, offering an award-winning architectural interior design service for international clients. Their flagship showroom is in Belgravia, London.
Staffan was born and raised in Stockholm and he uses the Swedish expression of the “red thread” to explain the creative DNA that runs through each design, giving it authenticity and coherence.
Staffan Tollgard father worked for IBM in the 80’s and was transferred to London for three years wherein he moved them all out to Barnes. That was the start of a fascination with London for the whole family. In 1996, Staffan moved over to Bournemouth to go to film school having moved to London after the graduation where he renovated his first home and enrolled at Inchbald School of Design shortly afterwards in 2003.
In 2005, the opened Staffan Tollgard design studio and was quickly recognized as one of the top ten interior designer to have under-view by industry insiders in IdFX. Later, in 2009 Staffan made the list of leading Interior designer by House & Garden’s renown directory.
In February 2010, he opened a design studio in Algarve, having worked in a lot of contemporary new builds, one of which the Best Residential in Portugal in 2012 at the Internation Property Awards. His authentic style is born out of Asian and Scandinavian functionalism, mixed with a strong appreciation of furniture as sculptural art.
BACKGROUND AND BEST PROJECTS
Staffan Tollgård Design Group offers an award-winning architectural interior design service for a discerning clientele and has become internationally known for its bold take on residential interiors. House and Garden described “A thoughtful designer, whose work is characterised by acres of bespoke storage space, a love of texture and a boldness of scale.” Staffan explains that “I like to engage without provoking, be bold without being brash. My style is modern but with a respect for history”.
MODERN ALGARVE VILLA
STAFFAN TOLLGARD DESIGN STORE, LONDON
THE TOLLGARD’S AWARDS COLLECTION
FINALIST, KITCHEN OF THE YEAR 2015 – KITCHEN AND BATHROOM MAGAZINE
The Lennox Gardens kitchen is a finalist for the Kitchen Of The Year award 2015. This kitchen called for a symbiotic relationship between the invisible working kitchen and high-end show kitchen.
BEST OF THE BEST AWARD 2015 – IMM COLOGNE
The Best of the Best and Interior Innovation Award at IMM Cologne stands for first-class innovative achievements in all the sector’s product areas and awards Winner, Selection and Best of Best. Our new rug Red Thread rug collection was featured at the JAB Ansteotz and the design, Diamond, was selected for the Best of the Best award.
INTERIOR INNOVATION AWARD 2015 – IMM COLOGNE
The Interior Innovation Award is considered one of the most renowned design awards in the interior furnishing industry worldwide. We are honoured that our rug Beneath, created in collaboration with JAB Ansteotz, was selected out of thousands of featured products for this award.
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2014 – RETAIL SPACE
We are thrilled to be shortlisted for the Retail Space award in the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 for our design store project. Read the full story at the Design Society website.
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN & ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2014 – RESIDENTIAL
Totteridge House was shortlisted for the International Design & Architecture Awards 2014 residential award.
ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW
Staffan Tollgard was featured for the second consecutive year in the Andrew Martin Design Review for our work on Maida Vale Residence, Totteridge Home and our own home at Grosvenor Waterside.
GUILD OF MASTER CRAFTSMEN – 2013
We are really pleased that we have been awarded entry into the Guild of Master Craftsmen. It’s a fantastic institution and it feels good to be on the same list as Harrods, Aston Martin and Fortnum & Mason.
ANDREW MARTIN INTERIOR DESIGN REVIEW VOL. 16, 2012
Each year Andrew Martin publishes the influential ‘Interior Design Review’ book, described as the bible for the interior design world. We were honoured to be selected to feature our work on Kingston Mansion, Belgravia Residence and Notting Hill Residence.
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARD 2012 – KINGSTON MANSION
Kingston Mansion won a 5 star award for best Interior Design, Private Residence for the South East in the UK, at The International Property awards 2012. We are very grateful and excited about the award and proud of its head designer Rosalind Calow, our Residential Design Director.
INTERNATIONAL PROPERTY AWARD 2012 – QUINTA VILLA
Quinta Villa won a 5 Star Award at the International Property Awards for Best Interior Design Private Residence. In true Awards fashion we want to thank our lovely clients, the fantastic architect Armando Guerreiro for such an inspiring design and the contractor Nikkle Rood from Rood Construcoes Lda for executing the work so well. It was such a pleasure and a privilege to work alongside these professionals.
INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE AWARDS 2012 – KINGSTON MANSIONS
Kingston Mansions wins award in Design at Al’s International Design & Architecture Awards. The awards ceremony at the Dorchester was a pleasure and this project was an amazing achievement for everyone involved. Nick Baker Architects deserve a special mention.
THE SUNDAY TIMES BRITISH HOMES AWARDS 2012 – KINGSTON MANSIONS
Kingston Mansion is a newly-built contemporary Arts and Crafts home on the outskirts of London and was commended by The Sunday Times British Homes Awards. It is an honour to have our work judged by such a distinguished panel and to be one of the finalists alongside such impressive design contemporaries.
DESIGNER KITCHEN AND BATHROOM 2012 – KNIGHTSBRIDGE TOWNHOUSE
This Knightsbridge bathroom was selected in the final three for the 2012 Designer Kitchen & Bathroom Awards. The clients’ love of Art Deco encouraged us to take inspiration from original pieces and design principles for this extensive refurbishment.
IDFX BEST DESIGN PRACTICE 2010 – RUNNER UP
We initially entered one of our designs for the Best Newcomer Award and were pleasantly surprised to be asked to change our entry to compete in the Best Design Practice for 2010. We were not surprised that the worthy winner was Joanna Wood, one of the foremost designers in our industry.
DESIGNER MAGAZINE BEST LIVING SPACE 2009 – NOTTING HILL HOUSE
Congratulations to our designer Yoann Ricau for his re-imagining of a Victorian terraced house in the heart of Notting Hill. The clients commitment to a contemporary, almost minimalist design resulted in an impressively clean open-plan living and entertaining space that grew softer with each ascending floor.
DESIGNER MAGAZINE BEST NEW BATHROOM DESIGNER 2007 – ALGARVE VILLA
Congratulations to Rosalind Calow, our Residential Design Director for her well-deserved award for Best New Bathroom Designer. Local materials and traditional craftsmanship were combined with clean modern design to construct a truly unique modern country house.
ICONIC and EXTRAVAGANT QUINTA VILLA IN PORTUGAL
Quinta Villa is a big property located in a South Portugal region called Algarve and it is renown for being one of the nicest and pleasant thanks to the edgy design.
The private residence is an icon from Staffan Tollgard’s portfolio not just because is very known and vaunted by the professionals and also the media but also because it combines a selection of different colours, shades and materials chosen for the exterior and interior.
Art pieces are something very present in this property mixed with the state-of-the-art kitchen finished in pristine and as you walk through the living room you can notice accentuated pops of colour from a selection of different art works and furniture.
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