Editional Studio is an architecture studio and design shop in Chorlton, Manchester. The studio celebrates carefully crafted design that acknowledges the social and environmental context in which it is created. There is an ambition across every scale to create enjoyable work of use and longevity.
The Architecture Studio
Our architecture studio is open to the street with our working processes on display for all to view. We enjoy working with a wide variety of people, on a diversity of projects, so we welcome the chance encounters that come with shopkeeping. Through these interactions we hope to engage the wider community in discussions about the value of design in our everyday lives.
We have a range of experience working on large scale housing developments and public institutions, through to domestic interiors, furniture and temporary installations. Our ideas stem from the specificities of a site, thoughtful use of materials and the wider culture of design and making.
Our projects begin with conversation and are developed through drawings, models and collaboration to create joyful, celebratory spaces. We take time and work with care and consideration in the belief that to be truly sustainable our designs should be built to last.
The Design Shop
The shop plays host to a programme of exhibitions showcasing the work of emerging designers. A series of limited edition prototypes are made in short batch productions, for sale in the shop. The shop is not run for profit, supporting the designer with a larger cut of the sales. Products are carefully selected for their prudent and beautiful use of materials, with the ambition to foster a dialogue between interior design and architecture.
Editional Studio is run by architects Jo Sharples and Jack Richards.