Maisha Design is a London-based interior design practice, offering a comprehensive design service for residential and commercial projects.

Maisha design is a London-based design practice specialising in bespoke interior and spatial design. Named after the Swahili word for life - maisha, we believe that inspired design should enhance and enrich lifestyle. Our aim is to create timeless interiors that are both functional and beautiful. We believe that each project is unique and work tirelessly with the client to tailor-make a solution which we follow through from initial concept through to final installation.

Almas Shamsee is the founder and creative director at Maisha design. Originally trained as an economist, and after almost ten years working in the financial services industry, Almas decided to pursue her passion for interior design. Having already completed a number of personal projects as well as commissions for family and friends, Almas formalised her training at the prestigious Chelsea College of Art and Design.

Breaking rules and challenging conventions that constrain creativity, Almas's bold approach combined with an acute sense of spatial awareness has earned her a reputation for completely reconfiguring properties to create a space that really 'works' for the client. Passionate about every step in the design process Almas has a hands-on approach throughout the project - from producing design drawings, instructing and supervising builders, right through to placing bespoke furniture in your living room.

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