Architecture + Design

Nick Leith-Smith specialise in high quality, bespoke contemporary design, ranging in scale from one-off furniture commissions to new-build private houses.

About Us

Nick Leith-Smith Architecture + Design, previously named Data Nature Associates*, was founded in 2000. The studio's portfolio includes luxury retail design and high-end residential work, working alongside internationally recognised brands, property developers and private clients. Every project, regardless of scale, is highly crafted, with strong elements of personalisation, material innovation and bold modern style. (*Nick Leith-Smith founded Data Nature Associates with Kristina Hulsebus in 2000 and became a sole trader of DNA in 2009.)

Nick Leith-Smith, Architect + Partner

Nick Leith-Smith has strong connections to the worlds of fashion and design, and these bold, expressionist qualities are married to a sound understanding of historic and contemporary design, new technology and the extensive use of contemporary craftsmanship, modern materials and strong forms.


The studio's services are demonstrated through our diverse portfolio of projects spanning multiple and varied sectors: Residential, retail, office, leisure, cultural, education, master planning and landscaping.

Specialities include:

  • High quality central London residential, involving listed & conservation buildings
  • International retail for the fashion and luxury brand market
  • Headquarters, regional and international offices for corporates & plcs
  • National and international Leisure and Hospitality projects
  • New build private homes
  • Cultural Pavilions and installations

By seamlessly combining architecture, interiors, product and furniture NLS create highly unique and bespoke buildings and interior spaces.


We are proud to have worked with a wide range of clients including global brands, public companies, private individuals and property developers.

Clients include:

  • Manolo Blahnik
  • Brown Thomas
  • Kurt Geiger
  • Harvey Nichols
  • Hiscox
  • Grainger Plc
  • Design Museum
  • South Kensington Estates
  • Grosvenor

NLS has achieved multiple design accolades; most recently we were delighted to win the best standalone club at the Restaurant and Bar Design Awards 2015  and the retail interiors category at the 2014 World Interiors Awards. We have also received nominations in the following prestigious design awards:

  • FX Design Awards
  • WIN Awards
  • D&AD
  • Conde Nast
  • Design Week
  • Restaurant and Bar Design Awards
  • Retail Week Interiors Awards

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