Vera Taylor Design is a practice based in Cambridge and Rutland with roots in spatial design and with over 20 years of international design experience in the UK, Germany, Italy and China. We explore the ability of interior space to give pleasure, by engaging deeply with the client’s needs and with sensitivity to the site. The aim is to use innovative ways to answer the project brief, resulting in sophisticated and energising interiors.
Brought up in Germany, Vera Theissen-Taylor BA (Hons) RCA undertook her design training in England and completed her industrial design studies in 1994 at Ravensbourne University in London. Prior to setting up her design practice, Vera worked for Antonio Citterio in Milan and Sir Terence Conran in Hamburg. Vera then returned to Nordrhein Westfalen where she worked in textile design and as a freelance designer for several firms. During this period she was awarded the prestigious Red Dot design prize and also the Kortrijk INTERIEUR prize.
In 2000 Vera joined BMW’s headquarters in Munich, where she developed and implemented an interior retail and visual merchandising project for China, as well as integrating it into BMW’s presence at international motor shows. Vera then repeated this for MINI.
Vera Taylor Design was founded in 2009 and designed a number of private home interiors in Germany and the UK. In the education sector, Vera worked on the branding and signage of an RIBA-award winning new Sports Centre. This was followed by designs for boarding house refurbishments, the Headmaster’s study and the Admissions Department for Uppingham School, transforming them with a timeless and sophisticated aesthetic.