Bios

Bios

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Bios
Foreign Bear Studio is the brainchild of Irish couple Genevieve McGill and Phil MacMahon, the name inspired by their heritage: McGill meaning foreigner and MacMahon meaning son of a bear in the Irish language.

The couple moved to London ten years ago to continue their studies with an MA in Scenography at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, where Genevieve is currently putting the finishing touches to her PhD in Documentary film. Their interests encompass painting, sculpture and film, giving them a unique, fresh and all-embracing feel for spatial design and interiors. Their artistic ventures include London based and international touring exhibitions, award winning theatre design and public sculpture.

Their journey as a spatial design studio began after buying their first home, a crumbling flat in the borough of Hackney. Through the intimidating but stimulating process of renovating the flat they discovered they had a knack for designing inventive and original homes and so their design company was born.

More recently Phil and Genevieve have turned their focus to furniture and Bio lighting design that will continue the evolution of the Foreign Bear Studio brand.