Chris eventually joined forces with Angela Cook and, in 1988, they formed Christopher Cook Designs. Their aim was to create a broad-based Interior Architecture, Design and Property Refurbishment Company, specialising in private residencies throughout the UK and Europe. Today they boast an extensive Client portfolio, employ a talented team of fully qualified architects & designers, and are holders of design awards.
As one might expect, Chris has long established relationships with most of the World’s leading manufacturing companies. He travels to Italy and Spain, not just to attend the major fairs, but to visit manufacturer’s factories and showrooms so he, and his team, can discuss and/or recommend the merits of products from the perspective of genuine personal experience and product knowledge.
Understandably, project co-ordination is a vital element to the success of a project. Here too, Chris has many years experience of managing, coordinating and steering the various trades and manufacturer’s performance, quality control and time-scales.
Christopher has appeared on TV and Radio and has been a regular contributor to numerous lifestyle publications.
Angela Cook is director of Design and Interior Architecture with a BA Honours Degree in Three Dimensional Design and Interior Design. She is an elected member of The Chartered Society of Designers and The British institute of Interior Design.
Angela spent many of her formative years as a professional designer with a number of respected practices in Chelsea, Battersea and Knightsbridge, where she specialised in private residences both in the UK and overseas.
Her projects have ranged from the modest to the opulent. The largest of which was a £3 million interior refurbishment for a private client. On this project Angela personally headed the design team and acted as project manager. This project was completed on time and on budget.
Angela has appeared on TV and Radio and her work has been published worldwide.
Project locations are many and varied throughout London and the UK, plus overseas including: Nice, The Algarve, Karachi, Marbella, Palma, Zurich and Beijing.