Naomi Cleaver is an interior designer active in a broad range of sectors and specialising in communal living – Student Accommodation, Co-Living, Co-working, Build to Rent, Later Life and Hotel – where soul and subversion, joy and endurance, both material and cultural – are at the heart of her design process.
"Naomi is responsible for introducing professional interior design to the student housing sector. Everyone followed her lead." Bob Crompton, Founder and CEO at Threesixty Developments.
Naomi’s work is informed by her profound respect for quality architecture and influenced by her work in her early career in the art departments of British and Hollywood movies, as well as latterly presenting prime time television shows such as “Grand Designs: Trade Secrets”, resulting in projects rich in narrative and characterised by bespoke interventions and fruitful collaborations, delivered to ambitious budgets and build programmes.
“The inside of a building is its most intimate interface,” says Cleaver, “where there is the greatest opportunity for what we build to enthral and inspire our daily life.”
Naomi has written widely on design and architecture, with columns for The Daily Telegraph and The Times, and is author of “The Joy of Home” (Conran Octopus).
She is also a frequent conference speaker and awards judge, and was honoured to join the judging panel for The Stirling Prize.
Naomi is an enthusiastic supporter of design education, specifically The Design Museum's Design Ventura programme and The Sorrell Foundation's Saturday Club.
She is also an ambassador for The Geffrye Museum, the museum of the home, in Hoxton, London.
Naomi’s work has been described as “warm, eccentric ... clever, idiosyncratic” Grand Designs Magazine; “dramatic, witty and just a little bit racy” Elle Decoration.