The ideal partner in the creation of extraordinary experiences

 

We have the creative power to tell your story in a new way.

Real Studios is a leading UK-based design practice. From entire museums to compelling cultural experiences and interior spaces, our visionary skills create stunning concepts and transform them into inspiring reality.

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Led by our multi-talented directors, Alistair McCaw and Yvonne Golds, we pride ourselves on forging close and harmonious relationships with our clients and staying true to their vision with ingenuity, practicality, commercial sense and aesthetic integrity.

At the heart of each project is a rigorous understanding, followed by intelligent thinking. We take your brief to places you never imagined, interpreting and visualising your narrative in a way that enthrals and connects.

Established in 1998, we have been producing award-winning results for over 20 years.

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Led by our multi-talented directors, Alistair McCaw and Yvonne Golds, we pride ourselves on forging close and harmonious relationships with our clients and staying true to their vision with ingenuity, practicality, commercial sense and aesthetic integrity.

At the heart of each project is a rigorous understanding, followed by intelligent thinking. We take your brief to places you never imagined, interpreting and visualising your narrative in a way that enthrals and connects.

Established in 1998, we have been producing award-winning results for over 20 years.

Our services

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  • Feasibility studies

  • Interpretive masterplanning

  • Content development

  • Designs for funding applications

  • Audience engagement

  • Research

  • Full exhibition design

  • Full design team management

  • Contract administration

  • Procurement planning

  • Design and build

  • Principal designer

"The Museum team is thrilled with the outcome, and overwhelmed by the fantastic feedback from existing and new audiences."

Jon Clatworthy, Director Lapworth Museum of Geology

 

"Gripping" - The Guardian

"Colossal" - The Telegraph

Cosmonauts, Science Museum 

 

"Real Studios' museum design experience, combined with a willingness to embrace and pioneer new interpretation approaches, has made them an ideal partner."

Kevin Sumption, Director of Exhibitions and Programmes, National Maritime Museum

 

"Real Studios has done an incredible job of creating a luxurious, welcoming space that we really enjoy using for all our events"

Camille Waxer, One Canada Square, Marketing Suite, Canary Wharf Group

 

"We immerse ourselves completely in the project" 

Yvonne Golds, Creative Director, Real Studios

 
About our team

We have the skills and passion you need.

 

Our experienced directors personally oversee every project, tailoring a dedicated team and matching our multi-disciplinary expertise to your brief.

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Passionate about realising the potential of your project, our in-house team will work in harmony with you from concept to final installation to ensure results that go far beyond your expectations.

Our creativity is perfectly balanced by strong project management skills and stringent procedures. From the smallest projects to multi-million pound schemes, every job is delivered on time, on budget and to the same exacting quality.

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Passionate about realising the potential of your project, our in-house team will work in harmony with you from concept to final installation to ensure results that go far beyond your expectations.

Our creativity is perfectly balanced by strong project management skills and stringent procedures. From the smallest projects to multi-million pound schemes, every job is delivered on time, on budget and to the same exacting quality.

We are not currently recruiting, however we are always interested in new people so please email your portfolio and CV to contact@realstudios.co.uk and we will get back to you when a position is available.

 
Our directors

Alistair’s creative vision and audience insight have inspired some of the modern cultural landscape’s most ground-breaking exhibitions, winning industry and public accolades on the V&A’s blockbuster exhibitions, David Bowie is... and Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains, as well as acclaimed permanent museum spaces. His inventive and perceptive approach to design is underpinned by the rigour of an engineering background. 

Yvonne is the driving conceptual force behind many visionary cultural projects, including recent work for Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Lapworth Museum of Geology, as well as innovative commercial spaces at Canary Wharf. With a background in interior design, her inherent visual sense and expertise with narrative clarity have been instrumental in creating experiences that resonate with audiences everywhere.  

Mike’s architectural background informs his expert creative leadership for projects where a structural element and clear design principles are key. His contemporary visual aesthetic and experience of cross-team working have brought an added dimension to critically applauded exhibition and museum projects including David Bowie is... at the V&A, Cosmonauts at NMSI and Revolution at the Royal Academy.  

Alistair McCaw
Founder and Director
Yvonne Golds
Founder and Director
Mike Hawkes
Associate Director
Some of our clients
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