An in-depth look at the two exceptional designers behind Turner Pocock, a Banda-recommended interior design agency with an understanding of our concept of 'design for living'.
At Banda, our developments are crafted to exceed the expectations of our clients, in both form and function. To do that, we enlist the help of like-minded professionals who share our love for exemplary design and fabrication, and understand our concept of ‘design for living’. In the first of a series of profiles, we present Turner Pocock, a Banda-recommended interior design agency.
Ahead of founding the company in 2007, Emma Pocock studied fashion design at university and attended the KLC Interior Design School in London, before working with Henrietta Spencer-Churchill and Kate Bingham; two designers with vastly differing aesthetics. Concurrently, Bunny Turner studied at The Courtauld Institute and went on to work in the commercial art and development industries. When the two decided to join forces in interior design, they already had a collective wealth of experience due to their combined knowledge of style and property with culture and design.
The creative process at Turner Pocock does not progress as it does for other design agencies. In addition to the brief, they are influenced by the building in question and the space itself, so the end result is tangibly linked to its surroundings and always feels as though it absolutely belongs – a fundamental shared-value of our working relationship. It’s for this very reason that we recommend Turner Pocock to our private clients, and why we commissioned them to design the show flat at Parkgate House. ‘The building and the spaces within the flats were too good to be true.’ remarked Emma. ‘The architectural detailing – thanks to its former commercial life – guided us, and the window heights gave us freedom. We focused on neutral materials and textures rather than colour, it just worked better for the space.’
To offer contrast to the calm and composed colour scheme, Emma and Bunny populated the spaces with bold, oversized art – pieces that simply wouldn’t work in smaller, more cluttered environments. The final arrangement worked incredibly well, so much so that Parkgate House went on to win Best Small Development at the London Evening Standard Homes & Property Awards 2014. Currently, Bunny and Emma are working with a new resident to take inspiration from that lauded design and help create a unique living space for each.
Like Banda, Turner Pocock is always evolving and taking on new and exciting challenges – looking forward, we hope to bring onboard for many of our other future projects. Much of the firm’s work now comes from the continent, thanks to the opening of an office in Geneva, but perhaps the most exciting news for the partnership is its recent foray into wallpaper production. Created under the moniker of Turner Pocock Cazalet, the engaging graphics of animals and games are taken from the portfolio and sketchbooks of Catherine Cazalet an artist with a love for the history and origins of design. ‘Our work with Catherine is very much a collaboration, she comes to us with initial sketches and we take the designs, colours and scales on from there – it’s the frivolous fun side to the business.’
Turner Pocock is listed as one of House & Garden Magazine’s top 100 Interior Designers. To discover how Turner Pocock can improve your interior, call +44 203 463 2390, visit turnerpocock.co.uk or arrange to visit the studio at Unit 18A, First Floor, Parsons Green Depot, Parsons Green Lane, London SW6 4HH