Fosters + Partners Industrial Design Studio, founded by Norman Foster in 1967, is a global studio for architecture, urbanism, and design rooted in sustainability. Foster and the team around him have established an international practice with a worldwide reputation, working as an ethnically and culturally diverse studio. The partners, who are all shareholders, are the core of the practice. They are central to our continuing evolution and are responsible for all projects shared amongst our six architectural studios. This makes the studio capable of tackling many projects, particularly those of complexity and scale.
The industrial design team, established in 1980, has developed a wide range of products from door handles to wind turbines and fountain pens to the cabin of an executive jet, from a tap to the fit-out of an ocean yacht. Besides products for particular projects, the studio also works directly with clients on product commissions or with companies to develop new products for commercial manufacture.