Our collaborative workspace is home to a wide variety of designers, makers and creative industry professionals.
Studio 1
Harry Morgan
Designer & Maker

Harry Morgan is a designer working predominantly with glass and concrete. His experimental use of materials and processes reference both the historical traditions of glass blowing and modernist brutalist concrete architecture.

www.harrymorgan.info
Studio 1
Robin Crawford
Designer & Maker

Glass designer Robin creates geometric forms inspired by the interplay between human beings and their relationship with the material environment.

www.robincrawfordstudio.com
Studio 1
IJsbrand Karman
Industrial Design Engineer & Product Designer

IJsbrand develops design products aimed at simplicity and usefulness. He also helps enterprises to transform their innovations into crowd favourite consumer products by tangible design services, offers Industrial Design Engineering services as well as design and prototyping workshops.

www.ijsds.nl
Studio 2
Andreu Carulla
Product Design Studio

With materiality, craftsmanship and sustainability as goals, Andreu Carulla creates beautiful, lively objects with timeless appeal. Following his childhood dream of becoming an inventor, Catalan-born Andreu Carulla founded his eponymous product design studio in 2006, becoming one of the most versitle design firms working in Spain today. Constant exploration of materials, old-school techniques and contemporary processes hallmarks the studio’s projects, of which include furniture, tableware, lighting, fashion, interiors and more.

Based at Custom Lane, the UK office of the studio is run by Adam Johnston.

www.andreucarulla.com
Studio 2
ACID
Industrial Design Studio

ACID is an international future-facing consultancy focused on industrial design, product development and UI/UX. Through design founded in research and development, ACID aides the advancement of a wide range of industries: from tech, transportation and medical, to wearables, urbanism and food.

Sister studio to Andreu Carulla, ACID conceives products for their mass production.

www.acid-studio.com
Studio 3
Juli Bolaños-Durman
Glass Artist

Glass artist Juli’s work is influenced by her background in graphic design and mixed media. She creates playful compositions by repurposing found objects and transforming them into precious artefacts that tell a story.

www.julibd.com
Studio 4
Roisin Connolly
Jeweller

Roisin Connolly is a one woman jewellery creator, designing her collections with the slow fashion movement in mind. Producing all her pieces by hand in small batches, from in her design studio in Leith, Edinburgh, Roisin strives to create timeless jewellery that can be worn for years to come. Roisin Connolly Jewellery is stocked throughout the UK and sold internationally online.

roisinconnolly.com
Studio 4
Ruth Leslie
Jeweller

Ruth has been designing and making playful, sculptural jewellery since 2015. Mainly working in a variety of metals including silver, gold and titanium, she creates contemporary pieces that are both inspired by the subtle details within fabrics as well as the structural forms within textile machinery. Ruth finely twists each individual wire using an old fashioned drill. These wires are then wrapped around frames to create tactile, refined forms – like dangling architecture.

As well as creating these sculptural pieces, Ruth produces a range of wearable, precious metal jewellery influenced by other design products such as kitchen and homeware. These designs are simple yet unique, modern and bold.

Each piece is handmade in her Edinburgh studio, and currently made to order.

www.ruthleslie.co.uk
Studio 5
The John Byrne Award
Creative Organisation

The John Byrne Award is a competition open to 16-25 year olds in Scotland that supports the creative expression of values.

johnbyrneaward.org.uk
Studio 6
Matt Martin
Designer & Illustrator

A Visual Communicator working throughout the UK.

Studio 6
Brendan MacNeill
Photographer

Brendan photographs people, places & food throughout the UK and beyond. Subjects include portraits, interiors and the built environment and all aspects of the hospitality industry.

www.macneill.photography
Studio 7
ZAC and ZAC
Interior & Architectural Photographers

ZAC and ZAC are architectural and interior photographers based in Edinburgh and London. Established as a partnership and comprised of two cousins, ZAC and ZAC combine their strengths and passion for photography and the built environment to create striking and refined imagery.

www.zacandzac.co.uk
Studio 8
Mella Shaw
Ceramicist/Artist

Mella Shaw is an artist using clay to make thought-provoking objects and site-specific installations. Underpinned by a background in anthropology, museums and the study of material culture her practice centres on reoccurring themes of balance, tipping points, thresholds and edges and confronts weighty themes of fragility and loss. Since graduating with an MA in Ceramics and Glass from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2013, Mella has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally, with solo shows in London, Stockholm, Cambridge and Edinburgh.

www.mellashaw.co.uk
Studio 9
Izat Arundell
Architecture + Design + Food

Eilidh Izat and Jack Arundell who, together form Izat Arundell, curated a simple holiday home - Porteous' Studio in the heart of Edinburgh.

Porteous’ Studio is their first project working together and the beginning of a small design practice, IZAT ARUNDELL. Which encompasses architecture, craft and food. Although Porteous' Studio will mainly be used as a residential space, they are planning a series of small events and supper clubs throughout the coming year to explore these ideas and to share the studio with fellow designers, craftspeople and thinkers.

www.porteous.studio
Studio 10
David McNaughton
Design & Illustration

A graphic designer and illustrator experienced in generating original and creative ideas working across a diverse range of projects from full brand systems to nationwide behavioural change campaigns.

davidmcnaughton.co
Studio 11
Jamie Lochhead
Producer

Jamie is an executive producer, director and writer with a reputation for innovative filmmaking and multi-platform production. His projects have won numerous accolades, including BAFTA and RTS awards.

www.jamielochhead.com
Studio 12
Ja!Coco!
Interior Architecture

Ja!Coco! are primarily an interior design and build company working in the hospitality and commercial sectors.

They conceptualise bars and restaurants from their very inception, providing a full brand identity service that manifests in print, on screen and 3D, surface-driven environments.

jaco.co
Studio 13
Sheree Walker
Artist / Web Designer

Sheree is an Edinburgh based designer with over 10 years experience. She is an award winning artist and web designer.

www.shereewalker.com
Studio 13
Rachel Morton
Artist Manager

Edinburgh native, Rachel Morton, works for Melbourne based Management Agency, Heartstop Music, who manage 4 acts globally. She runs logistics and production for the Northern Hemisphere, liaising with the various teams that are based in UK, Europe, US and Canada.

Heartstop Music manage Marlon Williams, Julia Jacklin, The Weather Station and Phantastic Ferniture.

www.heartstopmusic.com
Kestin Hare Studio
Kestin Hare
Menswear Fashion

Kestin Hare is a Scottish menswear brand produced by designers who gets what works and are inspired by what men want for everyday life.

They have two stores - one in Shoreditch, London and the Cruiser Store here in Leith, the creative heart of Edinburgh. Head office and the design studio are also based here at Custom Lane, attached to the rear of the Cruiser Store.

kestinhare.com
Open Studio
GRAS
Architecture

GRAS is a Scottish design studio, formed in 2006 as part of the established conservation practice Groves-Raines Architects Ltd.

GRAS were the brains behind Custom Lane.

www.grastudio.co.uk
Open Studio
Alyn Griffiths
Journalist/Editor

Alyn is a journalist, editor and copywriter working for some of the world's largest publications and brands. He tells compelling stories about people, products and places, using his creative background to focus on the great ideas defining our age.

www.alyngriffiths.com