Our Studio

The New Design Project seeks to reinvent exciting and original spaces for the people that make the world a more interesting place to LIVE, WORK and PLAY. Our work uses unconventional mixes of objects, influences and flavors, to deliver a richer and more joyous experience to clients. Different styles and textures are layered onto one another, drawing the eye to numerous focal points, to create a series of unique and unexpected moments within each individual space.

Fanny Abbes

Creative Director of The New Design Project

A graduate of New York City's renowned Parsons School of Design, Fanny left a successful career in finance to pursue her passion for design. She was born in France but grew up in Africa and the USA, and has since spent most of her adult life living in London, Paris, and New York.  Her eclectic design style is inspired by and reflects her experience of having lived in some of the world's most cosmopolitan places.

Fanny has undertaken a number of residential and commercial projects in New York City and Paris, as well as a pop-up bar for a private party in the South of France. Her work has been featured extensively online and in the written press, and she is currently working on a number of exciting projects in and around the New York City area.

She holds a Bachelors degree from Audencia Nantes, School of Management in France.

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James Davison

Co-Managing Partner of The New Project Group

Despite a long-standing interest in real estate, architecture and design, James devoted the first phase of his professional life to the financial services industry, rising to the post of Managing Director for a major European investment bank in New York City.

James is responsible for defining the broad strategic and commercial direction of The New Project Group, including day-to-day management of the development business, which owns and operates individually designed furnished rental apartments in New York City.

James Davison holds a BA(Hons.) in Politics with French from Loughborough University in the UK.

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