The Design Social provides Good Architecture, Planning, Interior Design, Graphic & Web Design For All!

About The Design Social

Learn about The Design Social & how we make your project a reality

The Design Social Testimonials

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Contact The Design Social

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About The Design Social

The Design Social is based on the belief that Good Design belongs to everyone & shouldn’t cost the earth. As we work together you will see how that belief is fundamental to what we do in Architecture, Interiors, Graphics & Web Design.

Our approach is simple, your ideas get the attention they deserve & you only pay for what & who you need. Whether in structures, interior design or the media, you will see those ideas evolve through each stage of their development until we have something individually tailored to you & your requirements.

The Design Social was founded in 2010 & is headed by Barnaby & Sally Robinson

Call us on 01455 446521 or use the contact form.

Architecture

View individual Architecture projects below or click here to view our Architectural portfolio.

New Build, Sandiacre

Re-development of a tired 1920's bungalow into a modern spacious family environment. This project was taken through planning & is in construction. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The...

Crossrail Siemens

Work with Siemens UK on Crossrail. We provided architectural coordination across a variety of contractors & disciplines. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The Design Social 134 Kirkby...

Age UK

Working with Age UK & Rutland Home Improvement Agency to provide vulnerable people with changes to their properties, to allow a higher standard of living. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us...

Interior Design

View individual Interior Design projects below or click here to view our Interior Design portfolio.

Museum of Liverpool

Due to our in-depth understanding of the design concept we have worked as sub-contractors on producing as-built & construction drawings. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The Design...

Titanic Belfast

We handled the design coordination for all trades on this new iconic museum. Our keen eye for detail & experience of coordinating trades has come to the fore. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to...

Hong Kong Maritime Museum

We have worked with the lead designers as sub-contractors working on proposals for the re-location of the Museum. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The Design Social 134 Kirkby Road Barwell...

Graphic Design

View individual Graphic Design projects below or click here to view our Graphic Design portfolio.

Precision Meubles

Precision Meubles are a new business, bringing quality fitted bedroom furniture to France. We produced marketing material to grab in-store interest. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The...

CVS Charity Ball

Along with web design & hosting, we've created a raft of promotional marketing to support the annual charity ball, a core part of the charity's fundraising. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to...

Pads-n-Paws Graphics

We have provided a brand overhaul to Nottingham based Pads-N-Paws, providing sales brochures, technical drawings & corporate identity. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The Design...

Website Design

View individual Website Design projects below or click here to view our Website Design portfolio.

Business Finance Solutions

Business Finance Solutions were looking for an identity that would set them apart from the dull corporate websites of their competitors. They got it. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The...

Pads-n-Paws Website

We have provided & hosted a site as part of the identity overhaul for Pads-n-Paws. The site takes a contemporary style & cleanness of lines to provide a site that is easy to navigate. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call...

Marcus De

Marcus De make beautiful handmade leather shoes for Gentlemen. They wanted to show off their style & this site allows them to do that. Contact The Design Social Please feel free to call us on 01455 446521 or write to us at: The Design...

Testimonials

View below what our individual satisfied customers said about The Design Social & our services or click here to view all of our testimonials on one (very) long page.

Sheila Hocken

I found Barnaby so helpful when applying for my planning permission, as this was for a boarding cattery it was out of the ordinary for planning. Barnaby not only took time to go over all the details with me but gave me lots of valuable...

Finlay Dawkins, Loughborough – Finny-Foo-Fars Beauty-Box website

Good Design For All! Barnaby developed a Web site for my business Finny-Foo-Fars Beauty Box and I was delighted with the results. I was very specific with the look I was aiming to achieve and Barnaby took great care to achieve it. Nothing was too much trouble and the...

ALPS Electric Europe

ALPS Electric Europe GmbH contracted The Design Social to plan our new UK offices, liaise with the contractors, and manage the local authority building control approvals. We were very pleased with the service we received. Communication was...

Crossrail – Siemens PLC

Barnaby undertook design work for Siemens on the Crossrail project over a 2 year period. During this time Barnaby undertook numerous CAD designs for the implementation of our communication system at all Crossrail Stations, he undertook this...

Business Finance Solutions

Having worked with Barnaby and The Design Social for several years now, I can without hesitation recommend the innovation and high service levels to anyone considering appointing them. I have had several website facelifts and complete...

House Design

Barnaby is an excellent communicator and really listened to the brief and interpreted it well. The work was well executed and the advice was superb.I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone. Andrew House Owner Breda Area,...

Oakland Energy

As a new start up company I was in need of a website; one that looked and performed well without costing the earth. The Design Social achieved this perfectly. Great communication throughout the process ensured the design of a website I was...

Willow Cottage Cattery

The Design Social gave us a professional and efficient service throughout the planning stage of our new cattery business. Barnaby was very amenable during the early planning stages and provided some helpful and intuitive input in drawing up the...

Brett Naylor, Wigston Parva – Planning Application

Good Design For All! The Design Social made our extension planning very easy, practical and totally stress free. Really fantastic advice and great service all round, I cannot fault the process from start to finish....highly recommended. Brett & Aimee NaylorWigston...

Your Support Gives

Over the years The Design Social have been responsible for the development of websites for me initially in a commercial capacity for my business Commercial Vehicle Solutions before I sold the business to a FTSE 250 bank, and also in support of...

Sue Phillips

I would recommend to anyone The Design Social for any planning application. The service I received was second to none, Sophie who came to the house was efficient, professional & advised me the best way to go forward with my room which turns...

Craig Smith

Barnaby from The Design Social duly arrived at the agreed time & then set about discussing all our needs. Nothing was too much trouble for him & he spent a great deal of time with us until everything was explained & understood. The...

Nick Carvell – Transport Manager at Leicestershire County Council

Good Design For All! As Transport and Fleet manager at Leicestershire County Council, I used Barnaby to create some images of a specialist vehicle we were planning to have built. The images were created and subsequently used in our design meetings to ensure the...

Marcus De

The Design Social has provided excellent ongoing support as my business started & during it’s expansion. I rely on The Design Social to provide brand development, graphics, web design & hosting. We plan to continue our partnership into...

Tristan Hill

The Design Social were just who we were looking for, they provided us a prompt, professional & friendly service. The Design Social listened to what we wanted & made it happen, we can't thank them enough. I'd recommend The Design Social...

Pat Green

Took over when things seemed to stall and got them back on track. We would not have got planning without you. Thank you for a thoroughly professional job. Pat Green Planning Applicant Fleet, Hampshire Contact The Design Social Please feel free...

Kay Smith Art

Thanks to The Design Social I now have a great way to showcase my art to a large market. A stress free process, professional and friendly, a pleasure to work with! Kay Smith Artist Barwell, Leicestershire / Cayman Islands, Caribbean Contact The...

Environments For Business

Barnaby and his colleagues at the Design Social have been a pleasure to work with. From start to finish they have been efficient, helpful and keen to make sure that we were happy with their proposals. Our requirements were not straightforward,...

Kay Smith Art

Thanks to The Design Social I now have a great way to showcase my art to a large market. A stress free process, professional and friendly, a pleasure to work with! Kay Smith Artist Barwell, Leicestershire / Cayman Islands, Caribbean Contact The...

ALPS Electric Europe

ALPS Electric Europe GmbH contracted The Design Social to plan our new UK offices, liaise with the contractors, and manage the local authority building control approvals. We were very pleased with the service we received. Communication was...

Willow Cottage Cattery

The Design Social gave us a professional and efficient service throughout the planning stage of our new cattery business. Barnaby was very amenable during the early planning stages and provided some helpful and intuitive input in drawing up the...

Sue Phillips

I would recommend to anyone The Design Social for any planning application. The service I received was second to none, Sophie who came to the house was efficient, professional & advised me the best way to go forward with my room which turns...

Pat Green

Took over when things seemed to stall and got them back on track. We would not have got planning without you. Thank you for a thoroughly professional job. Pat Green Planning Applicant Fleet, Hampshire Contact The Design Social Please feel free...

Sheila Hocken

I found Barnaby so helpful when applying for my planning permission, as this was for a boarding cattery it was out of the ordinary for planning. Barnaby not only took time to go over all the details with me but gave me lots of valuable...

Nick Carvell – Transport Manager at Leicestershire County Council

Good Design For All! As Transport and Fleet manager at Leicestershire County Council, I used Barnaby to create some images of a specialist vehicle we were planning to have built. The images were created and subsequently used in our design meetings to ensure the...

Crossrail – Siemens PLC

Barnaby undertook design work for Siemens on the Crossrail project over a 2 year period. During this time Barnaby undertook numerous CAD designs for the implementation of our communication system at all Crossrail Stations, he undertook this...

Your Support Gives

Over the years The Design Social have been responsible for the development of websites for me initially in a commercial capacity for my business Commercial Vehicle Solutions before I sold the business to a FTSE 250 bank, and also in support of...

Finlay Dawkins, Loughborough – Finny-Foo-Fars Beauty-Box website

Good Design For All! Barnaby developed a Web site for my business Finny-Foo-Fars Beauty Box and I was delighted with the results. I was very specific with the look I was aiming to achieve and Barnaby took great care to achieve it. Nothing was too much trouble and the...

Brett Naylor, Wigston Parva – Planning Application

Good Design For All! The Design Social made our extension planning very easy, practical and totally stress free. Really fantastic advice and great service all round, I cannot fault the process from start to finish....highly recommended. Brett & Aimee NaylorWigston...

House Design

Barnaby is an excellent communicator and really listened to the brief and interpreted it well. The work was well executed and the advice was superb.I would not hesitate in recommending his services to anyone. Andrew House Owner Breda Area,...

Oakland Energy

As a new start up company I was in need of a website; one that looked and performed well without costing the earth. The Design Social achieved this perfectly. Great communication throughout the process ensured the design of a website I was...

Craig Smith

Barnaby from The Design Social duly arrived at the agreed time & then set about discussing all our needs. Nothing was too much trouble for him & he spent a great deal of time with us until everything was explained & understood. The...

Marcus De

The Design Social has provided excellent ongoing support as my business started & during it’s expansion. I rely on The Design Social to provide brand development, graphics, web design & hosting. We plan to continue our partnership into...

Tristan Hill

The Design Social were just who we were looking for, they provided us a prompt, professional & friendly service. The Design Social listened to what we wanted & made it happen, we can't thank them enough. I'd recommend The Design Social...

Environments For Business

Barnaby and his colleagues at the Design Social have been a pleasure to work with. From start to finish they have been efficient, helpful and keen to make sure that we were happy with their proposals. Our requirements were not straightforward,...

Business Finance Solutions

Having worked with Barnaby and The Design Social for several years now, I can without hesitation recommend the innovation and high service levels to anyone considering appointing them. I have had several website facelifts and complete...
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