About Hart Miller Design
Anna is the founder of Hart Miller Design and heads the design studio, working on a varied portfolio of projects that span hospitality and workplace.
She brings 20 years of experience and insight in understanding the culture, brand and aspirations of our clients from the outset. She then leads from the front, ensuring our design team deliver spaces that put people at their heart. In 2017 Anna was awarded FX Product Designer of the Year for her work across disciplines and together with John was awarded Mixology Design Team of the Year.
John is co-director of Hart Miller Design. As well as working with Anna on the overall strategy and direction of the practice, John’s day-to-day focus in on our furniture brand MARK Product.
As a design team, John and Anna develop products which are used by leading businesses worldwide. Our clients include EY, BBC, WWF, Tate, RCA, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Globe Theatre and the British Red Cross. Before founding Hart Miller, John was the Director of the School of Design at Falmouth University where he was responsible for launching the interior design and fashion courses.
We are a multidisciplinary interior design studio. Designing cross-sector for businesses that put people first, our mission is to inject life into our work, designing environments where good things can happen.
Our work spans offices, hospitality, retail and education spaces. We are driven to make the world around us a better place and we like to challenge, inspire and innovate by putting feeling in to the spaces we design.
Working as a close team allows us to take a personal approach to our work, getting to know our clients and building longstanding relationships to drive their ambitions.
MARK Product was created in Cornwall in 2007 through a shared passion for furniture, design and a belief in British manufacturing craft.
Pouring our energy, perception and experience from the worlds of furniture and interior design, manufacturing, healthcare, technology and education into countless conversations and ideas, they conceived a vision for a new furniture company.
MARK blends Anna and John’s different but complimentary approaches, personal service with high-volume capacity, and Cornish and urban perspectives. Drawing on talent from across Cornwall and the UK, skilled craftspeople from the creative, automotive, marine and textiles industries bring the MARK vision to life.
SUSTAINABLE INTERIOR DESIGN CHOICES
We have a responsibility to help you operate a sustainable business. Our sustainability strategy follows the principles of our sustainability strategy Do Net Good impact. This process enables our clients to make informed decisions and focuses on Community, Lifespan and Materials.
We are informed
Our sustainability strategy has been developed with industry experts, Element Four. This works in line with the UN Sustainability Goals and is being implemented across our design studio and our manufacturing brand MARK. We are signatories of Science Based Targets and currently have our B Corp application in for assessment.
When specifying materials we look at natural materials first, recycled second. We provide clients choice, enabling informed decisions to be made.
thinking about our community
Sustainable procurement can often mean looking for products closer to home. It’s important we consider who is making the product and that they are being fairly paid as well as transport costs.
There is often a good case to be made for the re-use of existing products and furniture. Our business can refurbish and recondition many items to enable a longer life span. When looking at new we balance cost with lifespan and end of life e.g. can it really be recycled or is it destine for landfill?
We design for end of life
In its lifetime a building can be refurbished 30-40 times. It’s therefore our responsibility to consider the end-of-life of materials and products that are used. We consider recycling or refurbishing options as part of our specification process.