Francis Sultana set up his studio in 2009 to create interiors for many of his major art collector clients. The atelier and showroom are based in St James's in the same building as David Gill Gallery, of which Sultana is also CEO. Francis Sultana is the go-to interior designer for international collectors, many of whom have major contemporary art and design collections. Loved for his unique ability to merge the residential requirements of a domestic space with often large scale visual art, sculpture and installation pieces, his studio is working on projects in the UK and across Europe as well as in the US.
Alongside the interiors projects, the atelier also produces annual collections of bespoke and limited edition furniture and textiles under the Francis Sultana brand. Francis designs furniture, lighting and accessories and has created key pieces for important historical interiors such as Spencer House. This year he launched his latest collection, entitled Narmina at a prestigious dinner and exhibition at Claridges.
Both Francis's furniture designs and his interiors favour the key periods of the 1920s and 1930s, his work is known for his use of noble materials such as bronze, rock crystal and straw marquetry. Francis has recently begun to design and manufacture bespoke tweeds which he employs across his upholstery. The studio strives to support artisanal skills and techniques from around the UK and Europe throughout their work.
One of only a handful of UK designers to be featured in Architectural Digest's AD100, Francis Sultana is cited as one of Wallpaper’s Top 20 Interior Designers and is listed on House & Garden's Top 100 and in AD France Top Interior Designers annual list. His properties are regularly featured in magazines all over the world. He was the only British designer invited to join AD Collections 2017 in Paris.
Francis is a judge of both PAD and Masterpiece and sits on the board for the NSPCC Art Gala. He co-founded the Design Fund for the V&A and now sits on the International Council for the museum. He is also on the board of MICAS, Malta's new museum project which opens in 2021 and will house Malta's contemporary art & design collection. A book covering Francis's Sultana’s unique approach to art, interiors and design will be published in 2018.