Interior designer Wayne Parker has launched his studio in London. Following 20-plus years’ service with highly respected and award-winning studios Terence Disdale Design, Donald Starkey Designs, Aqualuce (a lighting design studio) and March & White, Parker has opened Wayne Parker Design (WPD) to serve the superyacht, residential and aviation sectors.
The British studio offers a complete turnkey service from initial concept generation to the execution and delivery of its designs. Using a combination of the latest technology such as Computer Aided Design (CAD) together with traditional techniques such as free-hand sketching, WPD is fully equipped to conceive and deliver a complete interior package that reflects a client’s wishes and ideas. Extensive experience gained over the past three decades with the design and delivery of 20-plus superyachts ranging from 39m-162m, alongside multiple high-end residential projects, gives Parker a deep understanding of the design and build process. This experience helps to avoid potential pitfalls and remain within budget.
“I have been lucky enough to have worked alongside some of the best creative minds in the industry,” says founder and principal designer Wayne Parker. “There are many aspects that go into delivering an interior that meets a client’s expectations. I’ve had the pleasure of working with some wonderful individuals and look forward to building new relationships under my own studio name.”
The South African-born designer began his career at Bradgardy Marine Shopfitters where he gained invaluable experience and a rich understanding of materials, joinery, outfitting and project management. His transition into the world of high-end residential and superyacht interiors took place in 1999, when Parker moved to the UK and worked with renowned studios Terence Disdale Design and Donald Starkey Designs.
Despite the recent launch of the studio, Parker and his team have already engaged in discussions for projects within the yachting and residential markets. Winning new projects is as much about chemistry and understanding a client’s needs as it is the ability to produce engaging designs as Parker explains using a new superyacht design concept called C-72.