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Espresso Design was founded in London in 2006 by Andrew Hamilton Barr and James Ramsay.

The Espresso Cape Town showroom opened in Bo-Kaap in 2008 and the design team have since completed residential and commercial projects for clients all over South Africa, including Cape Town, Johannesburg, Durban and Wilderness, as well as in Madagascar, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Nigeria.

Our designers are constantly pushing design boundaries and by sourcing the latest products from manufacturers across Europe, we ensure clients always have access to the broadest range of materials, new design features and appliance technology.

Our work regularly features in leading interiors magazines, such as Elle Decoration, House and Leisure, Living Etc, Homes and Gardens and Grand Designs.

In 2015 two Espresso kitchens won major UK design awards, and in 2016, our design for a Cape Town apartment won the Liebherr South Africa Best Kitchen award.

New residential projects for 2017 include kitchens and furniture for private homes in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Nigeria, France and the UK. Our commercial team are pretty busy too, working on numerous projects including the 19-unit redevelopment of a famous film studio, a 60 unit luxury apartment project, and a further 37 units in South London.

To be the best in our industry, a company needs more than great products and design skills. We’re experts at dealing with the practicalities and logistics of delivering complicated projects, excellent value for money and brilliant customer service.

More than ten years after we started Espresso, we are still driven by the same objective: to deliver a truly customer focused approach to award-winning interior design.

In March 2016, we opened our third showroom in London’s Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, one of the world’s leading design destinations, cementing our position at the forefront of our industry. But don’t just take our word for it – have a look at our testimonials to see what our customers say.

Andrew Hamilton Barr and James Ramsay, Directors, Espresso Design