O & O

Orfali & Orfali is an award winning Architecture and Interior Design firm based in the heart of London.

Founded in January 2017, O&O was established to bring timeless modernity, effortless elegance and playful designs through an understanding of both; our client and the site. We create inspiring and beautiful places to live, work and relax.

Our design strategy is commercially viable; we keep our overheads as low as possible, so our clients are certain to achieve an excellent, higher quality service, and creative design at exceptionally competitive rates.

We provide exemplary design services to all discerning clients, no matter how big or how small their projects are.

T E S T I M O N I A L S

“O and O were extremely accommodating and fulfilled our ambition to design and execute a unique and original office design reflecting our brand. We intend on watching their rise to stardom very closely!”

Stephen Philips, CEO Zappi
A commercial project in Camden, London

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Stephen Philips, CEO Zappi
A commercial project in Camden, London

“O and O were extremely accommodating and fulfilled our ambition to design and execute a unique and original office design reflecting our brand. We intend on watching their rise to stardom very closely!”

"... From the first moment I felt that we had hit the jackpot... we definitively couldn’t have made it without Orfali & Orfali. From the planning approval in a Conservation area with RBKC to the architectural design and advice, from the contract administrating to the negotiations with other consultants on our behalf, from taking care of every little details to foreseen issue and implication, solving every problem, constantly and relentlessly working to achieve the best final product…. We will be endlessly grateful to Orfali & Orfali who have been the backbone of this project. The result is outstanding, and we couldn’t be happier with our new office! ...Thank you for all your hard work, you are an invaluable asset and I would highly recommend your services to anyone!"

Laura Delogu
A commercial project in Chelsea, London

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2020-02-09T18:40:51+00:00

Laura Delogu
A commercial project in Chelsea, London

"... From the first moment I felt that we had hit the jackpot... we definitively couldn’t have made it without Orfali & Orfali. From the planning approval in a Conservation area with RBKC to the architectural design and advice, from the contract administrating to the negotiations with other consultants on our behalf, from taking care of every little details to foreseen issue and implication, solving every problem, constantly and relentlessly working to achieve the best final product…. We will be endlessly grateful to Orfali & Orfali who have been the backbone of this project. The result is outstanding, and we couldn’t be happier with our new office! ...Thank you for all your hard work, you are an invaluable asset and I would highly recommend your services to anyone!"

“Fantastic customer service; friendly, reliable and very professional. The quality of work is excellent and someone is always available to talk through ideas and help to bring them to life! Look forward to working with Orfali & Orfali again in the future!”

Marble & Bathroom World

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2020-02-09T18:36:42+00:00

Marble & Bathroom World

“Fantastic customer service; friendly, reliable and very professional. The quality of work is excellent and someone is always available to talk through ideas and help to bring them to life! Look forward to working with Orfali & Orfali again in the future!”

“Mazin is great to work with – insightful, prompt and full of inspiring ideas. And he loves wine – what more could you wish for?!”

Olly Smith, British TV presenter, wine expert, columnist and author
A residential project in Lewes, Sussex

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2020-02-09T18:48:17+00:00

Olly Smith, British TV presenter, wine expert, columnist and author
A residential project in Lewes, Sussex

“Mazin is great to work with – insightful, prompt and full of inspiring ideas. And he loves wine – what more could you wish for?!”

"We worked with Maz on a complete overhaul of a domestic property. He guided us through the process with professionalism and good humour throughout. He took away all the pain and made things very easy. Moreover, he listened to our needs and took these on board during the design. He was great to work with, putting up with my long phone calls on various issues. His good relationship with the builder and willingness to negotiate with suppliers meant the project came in well under where it would have without him involved. I would highly recommend this firm."

Tom Jacques
A residential project in Golders Green, London

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2020-02-09T18:45:30+00:00

Tom Jacques
A residential project in Golders Green, London

"We worked with Maz on a complete overhaul of a domestic property. He guided us through the process with professionalism and good humour throughout. He took away all the pain and made things very easy. Moreover, he listened to our needs and took these on board during the design. He was great to work with, putting up with my long phone calls on various issues. His good relationship with the builder and willingness to negotiate with suppliers meant the project came in well under where it would have without him involved. I would highly recommend this firm."

“We heard the horror stories and pitfalls of understaking a construction project; fortunately, we found the process quite the opposite. We dealt with a recommended employee from Orfali and Orfali and the director who made sure the caliber of service and workmanship was nothing less than the quality expected in the upper echelons of the property market. We have already recommended this practice to our friends and thoroughly enjoy living in our new home.”

A residential client and project in Kensington, London

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2020-02-09T18:43:24+00:00

A residential client and project in Kensington, London

“We heard the horror stories and pitfalls of understaking a construction project; fortunately, we found the process quite the opposite. We dealt with a recommended employee from Orfali and Orfali and the director who made sure the caliber of service and workmanship was nothing less than the quality expected in the upper echelons of the property market. We have already recommended this practice to our friends and thoroughly enjoy living in our new home.”
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F O U N D E R

Mazin, can you tell us a bit about yourself?
I was born in London and grew up in East Sheen, a cosy suburb away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It was an ideal location, close enough to nature with Richmond Park on your doorstep, and close enough to the built environment in central London; Waterloo was a short train journey. I’ve always been fascinated with property from a very young age; watching my father build our house extension (and living on a building site) to watching him acquire, develop and manage his property portfolio. I absolutely loved watching his ideas materialise.

I assume he was a pretty big influence in your career?
Of course. He unconsciously primed me to love all things property related. So much so, the other Orfali in the company name is testament to him as he has shed over 50 years of property and architecture knowledge over the years.

Where else did you learn the ropes?
I gained my Architecture degrees at Brighton University and the AA School of Architecture. I was taught by some incredible world leading Architects and theorists; later working for UN Studio in Amsterdam, Benoy, Michaelis Boyd and Finchatton in London. Each firm brought something different to the table, whether it was designing South Korea’s largest shopping mall or project managing the ultra high-end penthouses at 20 Grosvenor Square.

You’ve mentioned architecture a few times, what about interior design?
Interior design is essential to developing the architecture to another level. An ideal scenario is to undertake both packages simultaneously; interior design enhancing the architecture and vice versa; they allow us as designers to play with all our human senses to create something extra special and extraordinary.

After winning a Westminster design start-up award, explain what makes you different to the other design firms?
We have to focus on two sides; the business and the design. On the business end, we minimise all our overheads to give our clients a huge cost saving. We don’t splash out on fancy offices, instead, we operate as a hub working on laptops from any of London’s coworking spaces, sometimes in our commercial clients office to meet their tight deadlines! On the design side, we love holding our clients hands through the project, not everyone can read a floor plan or fathom an original idea. We make sure we push for originality and beauty, whilst ensuring the client is clear what they’re getting for their investment. Whether its attending a design exhibition with our clients to tailor their homes with the latest designs, or to an Italian quarry to pick their marble slabs. We always thrive to exceed our clients expectations and leave them with a happy face.

Where do we find you on weekends?
Hopefully away from a screen.