On the subject of fit outs, the clients trawled by Jane Lewis for our interiors report cited schemes that are unworkable as a black mark against designers. However great the concept, if you can’t build it, it’s no good.
No one can excel at everything and it’s often implementation that lets interior designers down. A shrewd consultancy will know its limitations and bring in experts to fill the gaps – with interiors this should mean forging a partnership with a good shopfitter to link design and craft skills. Recognising the need is a sure sign of leadership.