Balcorne Street, London: flat refurbishment

I wanted a complete update of my flat which included the essentials – boiler, rewiring, flooring and so on. I also wanted to work with someone who absolutely understood the aesthetic that I had in mind.

Joel Culley, founder of Studio Hako, was recommended to me by a friend who had previously worked with Joel. From the initial consultation, I was more than confident that I’d found the right person. It was refreshing to find someone, who not only could contend with the building side of the project, but also who had a discerning eye for style and detail.

The finished look was exactly as I’d hoped for – a minimal contemporary feel, with which was easy on the eye, practical, cool, and with lots of hidden storage. And from which I was able to add splashes of colour to complete a relaxed, urban and interesting living space.

I wouldn’t hesitate to have Joel and his team on board again, should I have any future projects.


Fermoie Showroom, Pimlico Road, London: refurbishment + shopfit

Fermoie appointed Joel Culley of Studio Hako as our Project Manager and Contractor for our recent project to open a new Flagship Showroom at 53-55 Pimlico Road.

From the initial meeting to discuss the project, through to on time completion we were delighted with Joel and his team – works were carried out to a high standard, with pride and professionalism and with clear and regular communication with all throughout.

Joel was dealing not only with his own team and contacts of his, but also with contractors engaged independently by Fermoie, with Grosvenor Estates as our landlord, and with planning departments for gaining permissions for specific works. In all cases his work was to a high standard, and we feel fortunate to have had him running the project.

If you have any questions or would like to visit our newly opened Showroom at 53-55 Pimlico Road, London SW1W 8NE please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jamie, Director of Fermoie

Poco Restaurant, Broadway Market, London: refurbishment

Working with Joel of Studio Hako on the design and build of our restaurant on Broadway Market was a joy. His attention to detail is exceptional and married to a profound passion for elegance and simplicity in design.

Certain structural elements within the building were very prescriptive of how we could approach the build, time and again though Joel demonstrated a brilliant creativity when it came to problem solving; making complicated issues seem simple, and remaining true to the simple elegance of our aesthetic all the while.

The finished result was flawless and garnered a lot of press, notably seeing us featured in by Elle Decoration

Ben, Owner

Rachel Boston Jewellery Showroom, Shoreditch, London: refurbishment + shopfit

Working with Joel and his team at Studio Hako was an absolute pleasure. They worked on the build for my showroom fit and did the most beautiful job all within a very tight time frame.
I was very impressed with their responsiveness, dedication and attention to detail. I felt completely confident from the moment I met with Joel and his team that our shop was in safe hands and that we could rely on them to bring the vision to life. 
The whole team was professional and warm and I would be very happy to work with them in the future.

Rachel, Owner

Glasshouse Salon, London Fields, London. build + shopfit 

We appointed Studio Hako as the main contractor for a large combined hair salon and retail space we design in Hackney, East London. It was an ambitious project, delivered under incredibly challenging circumstances (various levels of Covid lockdowns) yet the project ran smoothly throughout and the exceptional level of finish we were able to achieve was possible only through the care, craftsmanship and attention to detail of Joel and his team.

Tim, Lead Designer

I worked with Studio Hako for the fit out of my new salon space in Hackney Glasshouse Salon. Joel was incredibly professional and supportive throughout the process, as were all of his team members and contractors. I experienced great communication throughout the project and felt well guided when there were unexpected issues. Studio Hako offers a well rounded service that encompassed more than just the build, but also consultation on things like technology and sounds systems etc. We really enjoyed working with a company that share our love for sustainability, quality design and longevity.

Olivia, Owner