TV celebrity architect George Clarke splits from partner
George Clarke and business partner Bobby Desai have agreed to go their separate ways
The decision marks the end of Clarke:Desai which was set up in 1998 and was responsible for private house projects for clients including Simon Fuller and Jamie Oliver.
‘I’ve had a fantastic time at Clarke:Desai and I’m proud of all the projects we have completed over the years’, said Clarke.
‘But, as you can imagine, my media work has taken me in a different direction and I now want to start a new company that isn’t just about architecture, but also covers all aspects of the design, build and property development business.’
The Channel 4 Restoration Man presenter said his new studio George Clarke + Partners would allow him to develop his practice while continuing a successful career in broadcasting.
Desai added: ‘George’s passionate interest in the relationships between TV media and design has been a growing focus of his attention, so this restructuring is a natural evolution of our practice and a formalisation of the way we have been working for many years.’
Bobby Desai will now run a design consultancy known as Desai Architecture. He said: ‘[Establishing] Desai Architecture gives me the opportunity to focus the business on my passion for great architecture, urbanism and design at all scales. This new structure will also provide space to re-energise our international focus.’