Francis Sultana is one of the world’s foremost interior and furniture designers. This year he celebrates the tenth anniversary of his eponymous studio. The atelier studio is based in St James's in the same building as David Gill Gallery, of which Sultana is also Artistic Director. 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 China and in the US.
One of only a handful of UK designers to be featured in Architectural Digest USA’s annual 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 100 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 in Paris and his work continues to garner him a global and very loyal following.
In 2018 Francis was announced as Ambassador of Culture for Malta, where he sits on the board of MICAS, Malta's new museum space which opens in 2021. In 2018 Francis invited Ugo Rondinone to create a site-specific sculpture for the site of MICAS, which was revealed at a major fund-raising gala. MICAS will house Malta's contemporary art & design collection and attract international cultural institutions, artists and touring exhibitions to Malta, many for the very first time. Francis co-founded the Design Fund for the Victoria & Albert Museum and now sits on the International Council for the museum. He also sits on the International Council for the Design Museum London and the Serpentine Galleries. He is Co-President of PAD London and also a member of the jury for PAD Paris.
Alongside his multiple international interiors projects, the atelier 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. Francis’s own work is known for his use of noble materials such as bronze, rock crystal and straw marquetry and bespoke fabrics. The studio strives to support artisanal skills and techniques from around the UK and Europe throughout its work.
2019 sees the launch of Francis’s tenth anniversary collection. A large format book published by Vendôme will launch Fall 2019. The book will celebrate the career of Francis to date, as well as celebrating the designers and artists that have inspired him throughout his life.