“Warm, eccentric.....clever, idiosyncratic” Grand Designs Magazine; “dramatic, witty and just a little bit racy” Elle Decoration. So reads description of Naomi’s characteristic approach to design, informed by studies at Kingston University, a first job at major design firm Fitch and production design for film and TV in both the UK and ,for two years, in Hollywood. On return to the UK, and spotting an opportunity to set up a kind of “dating agency” that promoted and “matched” new, exciting architecture and design practices to potential clients, including the nascent practices of now well established names such as David Adjaye and Olympic torch designers Barber Osgerby, Naomi established echo design agency, producer of some of the most provocative independent design showcases through the 90s and instrumental in the delivery of over 800 projects for clients such as Nike and Bafta,. While running echo Naomi was invited to present Channel 4 prime time television shows on domestic design and architecture, from “Other People’s Houses” to “Honey, I Ruined the House”, “Britain’s Best Home” to “Grand Design’s: Trade Secrets”, which motivated her to open her own design studio. Naomi Cleaver is now an award-winning interior designer specialising in the design of homes and collective live and work space, renowned for reinventing student accommodation and innovating in Build to Rent to create value beyond the sum of parts for residents, operators and investors. Latterly Naomi and her team, with studios in both London and Manchester’s Northern Quarter, are designing apartments and amenity spaces across one of the UK’s largest Build to Rent platforms for Apache Capital and Moda, delivering 6,500 apartments and associated amenity spaces across 9 cities, including Manchester’s Angel Gardens, Moda’s flagship site, due to open later this year, and Birmingham’s tallest residential tower, designed by Glen Howells Architects and funded by Goldman Sachs in a deal that represents Goldman’s first in UK Build to Rent and one of the largest on a single asset outside of London. Naomi is also an author, writer of “The Joy of Home” (Conran Octopus) and currently working on a new book commissioned by the RIBA on co-living and co-working.