FURNISS & MAY


After spending a combined 35 years in the industry, we felt the time was right for a new kind of design agency, so we set one up and put our names on it.

In our approach to design we focus on the desired emotional response and work backwards


WHAT WE DO

Retail, leisure, workplace and residential.

We Understand Space – we believe that inspirational environments create powerful responses

We Understand Your Business – the best solutions are made when seamless collaboration takes place

We Understand People we forge strong and trusting relationships which allow effortless ideas to flow

F&M have been extremely effective in projects both large & small. Really understanding our brief to deliver a great design within our budget.
— Francesca Riva Retail Design Manager Harvey Nichols
We have been delighted to work once again with Simon May. He has understood and interpreted our brief exceptionally well, and delivered innovative solutions that reflect our brand aspirations, for our new fashion floor. These have helped us to completely reinvent the floor. Customer and trade feedback on our new womenswear floor has been unanimously positive
— Michelle Jarrold Development Director Jarrold Retail
We had high hopes when we first met F&M and they exceeded them on every measure. They created a vibrant, creative office environment which everyone loves and which really does work for us. They truly understand space and materials. And they work to time and within budget.
— Tom Simpson Managing Director Simpson Carpenter
F&M have an extraordinary ability to piece together eclectic furniture, art and materials and deliver an end product which you never believed was possible…they have delivered our dream home!
— Paul Davies Executive Producer BBC
Jayne at F&M helped transform our working environment at Bacardi Global Brands. Her deep understanding of our culture, her creative genius combined with learnings from other high profile organisations helped us build dynamic & collaborative space to work and importantly, have fun! Crafting a culture that’s reflective of our family company and our sector.
— Heide Cohu Bacardi Group Global Director of Consumer Engagement
Amazing people with loads of great ideas and a real pleasure to work with. Asking them to re-design our back bar was the best decision we’ve made for years. Top company!
— Adam Regan owner of The Hare & Hounds
We are a growing SME with commercial challenges in a highly competitive sector. The instruction to F&M was to create a working environment that embodied the sales driven target orientated ethos of our business in a constantly evolving environment. The solutions provided were as innovative as they were practical and our specialised areas as a result have enabled us to create something truly special out of what would otherwise have been a pedestrian workplace environment.
— Toni Camisotti Director Granite Search & Selection Ltd