About Us

Bergman & Mar is an interior design studio based in Soho that delivers interiors that showcase curated, luxury furniture collections. Led by founder and creative director Petra Arko, known for her passion and extensive knowledge of furniture, lighting and art. The studio works with private homeowners, discerning developers and variety of commercial projects in London and abroad. The company's core belief is that good interior design should be aesthetic, functional and long-lasting – and it shouldn’t have to cost the earth. They place the user experience at the centre of the design, and believe that interior design shouldn't cost the earth. With an extensive directory for sourcing, Bergman & Mar never stop until the perfect pieces are found, ensuring they achieve a unique, exceptional finish that fulfils clients brief and expectations. Alongside this, they invest significant time in uncovering established and emerging designers, artists, artisans and craftsmen furniture makers, female-led workshops, or independent suppliers. The team strive to provide our clients with unique quality furniture, art, and styling items from Britain, Europe, and further afield.

What services do you provide?

Interior Design, Furniture

How would you describe your style?

"We are an award-winning interior and architecture studio working on unique, intrinsically beautiful and faultlessly functional luxury residences and commercial spaces both in the United Kingdom and abroad. The studio’s philosophy is refined eclectic and timeless design filled with carefully curated products that are made to an exceptional finish."

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

"Commissioned to work on a luxury Belgravia apartment, we delivered an interior design scheme suited to the client's brief and lifestyle. We worked closely with the client to ensure their style direction is followed on the budget they have set out. The apartment was furnished to suit existing interior finishes and create an elegant home for the couple, complemented with carefully chosen pieces of art and accessories. The apartment is now used as a lovely backdrop during the client's online yoga lessons. 

We also recently worked on a private villa in the south of France. We were commissioned for this project from the start of the build and have worked with the project manager on all aspects of interior architecture and design all the way to the furnishing and styling. Bergman & Mar, in partnership with Pocket Living, recently curated a very unique show apartment in West London. We had an idea to do something different from a ‘traditional’ show apartment. Designers are often engaged to dress the space and once it’s decommissioned, furnishings are often removed with no final destination. We had an idea to curate the pieces celebrating first local designs and what we could find locally we then expanded the search to a wider UK. We found around 60 makers, craftsmen and artists that have offered their pieces on a loan. It was great to see the collection of such unique pieces bringing an apartment to life and giving it such a unique story, filled with so many wins and struggles of these wonderful British makers. It was a wonderful, collaborative project."

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