Grazyna Solland is the driving force behind the multi-disciplinary design practice Sollands, founded with her husband Abner in 1987. With over 30 years experience in residential architecture and interior design, her talent for design is matched by a practical ability to get things done. She prides herself on personally overseeing every step of a project.
Grazyna is an artist at heart. Her early career combined a passion for fine art with interior design, painting murals and making applique fabric wall panels for children’s bedrooms. She then pursued a burgeoning interest in architectural design, gaining a firm grounding in the discipline after winning a sought after place on a course sponsored by house builder George Wimpey, combining study with practical experience from the outset. Having gone on to work in the UK and abroad on projects ranging for elegant city apartments to palaces of glorious scale and detail, her flair for an idea, expertise, and dedication will see a project through from conception to completion.
Her originality in design, talent in creation, use of colour, as well as her requirements for high quality and workmanship, caused the establishment of Sollands own joinery workshop in Norfolk. Here Grazyna is free to design original pieces of furniture to her exacting standards, for her signature collection, displayed in the Sollands’ Mayfair showroom. She also designs the PREMIER range and produces bespoke pieces for clients, architects and interior designers.
Attention to detail, elegant design and rigorous discipline have become a trademark of Grazyna’s work, which has featured in House and Garden, the Interior Design Yearbook 2014 and other leading interiors magazines.
The design and planning studio in Mayfair is at the heart of Sollands, and where much of the magic happens. Along with her trusted and skilled team of professionals, the studio is usually where you will find Grazyna.
A unique offering of architecture, space planning, interior design and construction are all masterminded from the studio. Initial ideas and visions are refined, sketches are developed into details and working drawings, and models are built.
Whether it is a piece of furniture, a room, or an entire building, Grazyna’s studio designs will help to unlock its full potential. The designs that are created here are both striking and subtle, classical and modern, and always finely balanced. A master of colour, where no interior is bland.