Our experienced and creative leadership team is the backbone of our strong reputation. Elliot & James are directly involved with the development and output of each interior design studio and are actively involved in every stage of each project.
As an architect, Elliot channels his experience into creating unexpected approaches to design, based on a holistic understanding of global demographics and consumer trends. Elliot’s wide-ranging interests – from photography to surfing, yoga and climbing – inspire continual aesthetic reinvention. Elliot is passionate about the environment and its protection. BA (Hons) Architecture MArch / ARB
James’ passion for architecture, graphics, art and history combined with the experiences of his global travels have helped inform his approach to design. James believes in creating exceptional spaces, using architectural principals, that inspire an emotional connection. James is intrigued by the speed of change within luxury and believes we must embrace design for the greater good. BA (Hons) Architecture Dip Arch / ARB
Group Finance Director
Mauro works across our studios as our operations and finance director, having joined the team in 2015. With over twenty years’ experience, Mauro ensures the business side of MAWD runs seamlessly and has day-to-day responsibility for all commercial and financial aspects of the group. Outside of work, Mauro enjoys the outdoors especially mountain biking and hiking in the Alps with his wife and their two children.
Head of Business Development & Marketing
For over a decade, Giulia Laugero has been a leader in activating brand awareness within the architecture and interior design industry. Giulia previously led the Marketing and Business Development program at Molteni&C USA, where she focused on reinforcing brand awareness in the American market and generating high value leads across hospitality, residential and mixed-use projects.
With 16 years of experience and a strong focus in hospitality and FF&E, Liz has had the privilege of working with prestigious brands like St Regis, Shangri-La, Westin, Wynn, Hilton, and IHG, as well as a number of large-scale residential developments in the US and Asia whilst at HBA. As MAWD's Studio Director, she takes a hands-on approach, working directly with manufacturers, owners and purchasing agents to ensure each project exceeds expectations.
Shelley leads interiors teams on high-end projects ranging from large scale multifamily developments to private residences. A highly creative interior designer who’s been part of the MAWD team for over eight years, her role includes overseeing the concept and detail design development, along with FF&E selection and specifications.