We design exceptional spaces for people to work, live, and explore. Our work is inspired by a singular purpose: to change how people think, feel, decide, and behave.
With 25 years of business success, figure3 is an award-winning, independent interior design firm influencing how we work, live, and explore.
Invoking design research and brand strategy with its unique Connection Point process, figure3 takes an in-depth look at the intersection of human behavior and client goals to rethink the physical environment, connecting people to place.
Based in Toronto, Canada, figure3 has a studio of 60+ designers, and works with some of the world’s largest and most exciting companies.
Allan Guinan, Caroline Hughes and Chris Wright founded the company in 1995, with a design vision and a philosophy that still grounds who the company is today.
The trio instinctively understood that it was essential to be able to combine robust strategic planning with a considered creative vision to deliver superlative spaces for clients.
Today, figure3 has grown into a 60+ strong studio filled with a mix of talents, backgrounds, and specialist skills from strategy and design researchers to industrial designers to graphic brand and textile experts who complement and amplify our core interior design expertise.
Formed by combining two established firms, Guinan and Wright’s figure3 with Hughes’ Network Design, the multi-disciplinary nature of the firm was codified from day one with a client mix that included corporate workplaces and retail design and would subsequently expand to include residential development.
As the company grew, so did the curiosity to explore new avenues and approaches. Early on, the firm championed an approach that seeks to understand the people we are designing for before rushing to design solutions. Paired with a forward-thinking approach to design founded on a European aesthetic, our reputation as a design firm whose approach was as considered as it was creative blossomed.
Determined to preserve what was built over the years, the decision was made to remain independent. With the succession of the business to the new partners now complete, the future of figure3 looks brighter than ever.