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The Link

...where tailored collaborations transform brand experience...

 
 
 

The Link is a design platform specializing in extraordinary one-off projects using interdisciplinary design collaborations between some of the most innovative designers from all over the world. Our main goal is to create collaborations that form a monumental marriage of art and commerce.

 

• Architects      • Textile designers    • Jewelers      • Ceramicists

• Furniture designers      • Sculptors      • Fine artists  • Photographers

       • Film makers     • Installation artists     • Performance artists • Tech innovators

 

Designers’ collaborations have included:

 

Our story started in 2011, when a number of MA design students from Central St. Martins and Royal College of Art were approached by British Vogue to collaborate on window displays for the luxury brands on Bond Street in London for a project entitled Street Lights. The goal was to create a display that was unconventional, unexpected and gave prominence to fantasy!

 

 

This experience sparked the creation of The Link. Today, The Link is comprised of 30 independent, innovative and cutting-edge creatives based in the United Kingdom, United States, Europe and Asia. And takes on projects that vary from small scale installations to performance art. The group’s members and design expertise continues to expand, allowing for a multitude of collaboration opportunities.

The Link is a wonderful idea both in theory and practice. [The Link] has put together some of the very best of this talent in an easily approachable and useable format. These skills and originality of thought and approach can be used as sparingly or as collaboratively as the client wishes and gives them the chance to bring fresh eyes and ideas to any project.
— Theo Fennell of Theo Fennell Fine Jewellery

 

A note from the Founder

 

Tatiana Kostanian MA, FRSA

Tatiana Kostanian MA, FRSA

The Link first started as a passion project, an opportunity to merge two worlds I felt very connected to:               the luxury design world and the design education world.

After 10 years designing for the most prestigious luxury brands and clients in the world, I understood the high demands of a client and the level of detail required to create a luxury product, but at the same time missed the fantastical vision and experimental challenges of higher eduction. There was an obvious disconnect between the profession and the design eduction I received at Parsons School of Design (New York, USA) and Central St. Martins (London, UK). These are both incredible hubs which foster and develop some of the best designers in the industry.

As our network grew, we began to incorporate not only designers, but performance artists and creatives in the tech industry, all exceptionally strong but it is the collaboration between the most talented that creates magic!

The Link is the place where these two worlds come together. We foster not only brilliant creative vision but also maintain the expected exceptional quality of luxury clientele.