Sarah Kay and Andrea Stemmer formed their partnership in March 2000 when they were commissioned to design an exclusive range of bespoke contemporary furniture for Cowley Manor, an award-winning, exclusive contemporary hotel in Gloucestershire. Both Kay and Stemmer started out as designer-makers of one-off commissions. Their expertise as cabinet makers gives them a practical edge, both in resolving technical aspects and communicating with a close network of the best craftsmen and subcontractors with whom they have nurtured over the years. Kay + Stemmer have expanded their business to include interior design, a natural progression where they extend their practical, elegant aesthetic to larger spaces. Part of Kay + Stemmer’s success can be attributed to their acute attention to detail and their ability to listen and interpret. They respond to a very wide range of briefs, from architects and interior designers, to private collectors.