About Us

Christian Bense is a London-based interior design studio whose goal is to fashion liveable spaces with a focus on texture and a play between strong aesthetics and practical living. The homes they create are well-rounded and full of depth. After completing his degree in South Africa, Christian spent the early years of his career working on a broad range of projects, including both high-end new-build residential, and boutique commercial offerings. He moved to London in 2015 to work for Turner Pocock, before forming his own design studio five years later. 

What services do you provide?

Interior Design

How would you describe your style?

"There is an objectivity to the way we design. Establishing first what’s best for the home, weaving in what’s best for the client, and then finishing off with a style that’s best for both. First and foremost, we want to create homes which are rational, appropriate and thoughtful, so we make sure we develop a style with the client rather than prescribe one from the offset."

Please describe a recently completed project or tell us about the bespoke service that you offer

"The majority of the projects we work on, have us involved from the very early stages, working alongside the architects and consultants as the plans are drawn up and the client brief is established and constructed. We take quite a holistic approach to the way we design, looking at structural and permanent decisions alongside the design of the FF&E and decorative elements. We want to create homes which feel rationalised and thoughtful, and that requires a somewhat omnipotent view of the project, knowing how each element affects the next, and where to tweak and change designs for the greatest effect. To ensure that we tailor the design of each project to the home and the client, most of the products we select are made-to-order or bespoke. Working with local suppliers and craftsmen, as well as antique dealers, we want to ensure that there is a sense of uniqueness in each project, without sacrificing on quality."