Welcome to Studio Bof

Studio Bof is a design consultancy based in Edinburgh. It is run by Rachel Simmonds and its philosophy combines design practice, teaching and research to produce quality design solutions for the needs of contemporary life.


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Rachel spent a fascinating day going around Cumbernauld with performance artist Rachael Clerke, discussing the post war New Town Architecture as part of the research project for Beton Brute. Paul Samuel White filmed the discussions as we walked around the town. The end result is a short film – click here to view. Beton Brute […]

Donaldson’s College

Studio Bof have spent the past year working on producing an Heritage Impact Evaluation Strategy for the proposed housing at Donaldson’s College in the heart of Edinburgh. The existing A listed Playfair building is being sensitively converted into 117 units by Richard Murphy Architects for developers City and Country. They are also the architects for […]

Flying Academic

Rachel has just completed her second visit to Donghua University as a Flying Academic in Interior Fashion Design at Shanghai College of Fashion. Click on the following link to the Edinburgh College of Art website to find out more. http://www.eca.ed.ac.uk/school-of-design/news-events/life-as-a-flying-academic