view on Southbank Centre, London, 2013, photo Slawek Kozdras for Contemporary Lynx.jpg
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view on Southbank Centre, London, 2013, photo Slawek Kozdras for Contemporary Lynx.jpg

Inspire Conspire Retire


Design. Interpretation. Engagement

Perfected and served up, by the Conspirators at ICR.

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Inspire Conspire Retire


Design. Interpretation. Engagement

Perfected and served up, by the Conspirators at ICR.

About Us

We are a multidisciplinary design studio in central London. We work on a diverse range of projects that sit at the intersections of design, interpretation and engagement, driven by our commitment to building strong narratives and creating desired impact.

Our work includes building expressive brands and environments, design for exhibitions, interpretation planning, scripting cultural strategies, creating experiential and immersive events, designing publications and harnessing + tweaking technologies for inventive interactions. Our understanding and skills across this range of work facilitates building robust design systems for the cultural institutions, brands and urban initiatives we work with. Associated cultural narratives constantly inform us, allowing design outcomes to be strengthened and to evolve as fully engaging experiences.

Design

is at the heart of all the projects we undertake at ICR. We work across different media, from graphics to spatial design, film, products and packaging to design for interfaces - digital and analogue to help create good systems and solutions for our clients.

We often focus on projects that allow us to bring together the best of our design sensibilities with cultural narratives, allowing us to produce rooted outcomes that impact local communities and promote heritage, histories and diversity.

Interpretation

We believe that design for any platform for communication - be it an exhibition, a publication or digital content, needs to be closely interlinked with the content itself. Particularly with exhibitions, we find ourselves able and armed with the right skillsets to define strong narratives through research and interpretative planning. 

Engagement

Engaging and sustaining audiences is our primary endeavour for most projects that we undertake. We understand and communicate to different kinds of audiences proficiently, from young learners to adults - having crafted programmes as diverse as museum learning modules, urban heritage walks, leading focus groups for retail/visitor engagement and defining design strategies for better businesses.

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At the Studio


AT THE STUDIO

We do lots of things here at the studio, so it’s sometimes difficult to pin them down. Below is a list that is far from exhaustive but our best attempt so far!

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At the Studio


AT THE STUDIO

We do lots of things here at the studio, so it’s sometimes difficult to pin them down. Below is a list that is far from exhaustive but our best attempt so far!

Storary- A Storehouse of Stories

We also run an urban narratives lab called Storary at the studio, where most projects are self-initiated or commissioned. The idea is to build some of these seeds of thought into strong entrepreneurial ventures and we have been successful at receiving support and funding for some of the featured projects.

 

We think of ourselves as problem solvers and help craft meaning and augment value through the stories we tell through our work and the experiences we conjure.