Ian Douglas-Jones is a young British designer. He is founder and Creative Director of the multidisciplinary studio Atelier I-N-D-J. Trained as an Architect Ian has subsequently proven himself as a design poly-math - with a strong belief that there are no boundaries in design. From super-tall towers, large complex mixed use architectural schemes, private residences, interiors, installations and product design Ian uses Atelier I-N-D-J as a vehicle for his creative exploration.
Since founding Atelier I-N-D-J Ian has been involved with a broad range of projects displaying his skill and versatility as a creative thinker; from commissions by the London Design Festival with a lead installation at the Victoria & Albert Museum, projects at the
Melbourne Design Festival and collaborations with Disney and Oakley at the world famous ice hotel (Sweden). Current projects include work with Artist INSA that will see user engagement on a new scale with a lighting installation using 9.2km of cable powering 956 lights suspended in a three storey atrium - all at a prestigious address on Huai Hai Rd, Shanghai. Another high-end project is on-site to be completed end of November, which will see the installation of a 14m long aquarium and bespoke lighting elements.
Ian has been internationally published and has practised globally from Europe to Australasia. Present in the China market for some years, Ian’s design dexterity and passion has been implemented to successfully lead large architectural schemes as well as intimate interior schemes, bespoke furniture and objects de’art.
Ian graduated as Master of Architecture from the Royal College of Art London - with a distinction for both thesis and dissertation he was subsequently nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Silver medal. He also won the Conran Foundation Award, the New London Architecture Prize as well as securing a Solo exhibition at London’s Building Centre. Ian gained his Bachelor of Architecture with first class honours and was nominated for the Royal Institute of British Architects Presidents Bronze medal by the Birmingham School of Architecture.