Mette is an innovation and design consultancy spanning spatial, interior, furniture and product design.

We work with professionals involved in architecture, events, property, product development and construction to interpret and realise strong concepts and visions.

The inspiring spaces and progressive products we create, from design installations and forward-thinking product concepts, to insightful social spaces and engaging environments, are all designed and richly-detailed to spark conversations and interaction, and introduce new ways of thinking.

Through storyful design that engages everyday audiences, we’ve helped pave the way to seven-figure investment, we’ve been voted most inspirational by 25,000 industry professionals, and we’ve been featured internationally from New York Times and Wired Magazine to Elle Decoration, Icon and Wallpaper*.

We have a special knack for creating engagement and emotional response through design, which gives our clients a powerful connection with their audience, and creates lasting relationships. 

A special talent for looking at projects delivering solutions that satisfy the requirements from all stakeholder perspectives, are truly relevant and have undeniable integrity.
— William Knight, 100% Design


Nelson Santos

Design Director
Mette is co-owned and led by Nelson, an accomplished multidisciplinary 3D designer, combining spatial and interior design with furniture and product.

An experienced designer-maker for over fifteen years, he strikes a powerful balance of conceptual and practical to develop products and spaces with innovation, feasibility and longevity at the core.

His design skills are enhanced by a hands-on knowledge of construction and fabrication, from carpentry, joinery, tiling, installation and decoration, to bespoke CNC, metalwork and assembly.

Consequently his designs are feasible and planned to a budget, and easily communicated and interpreted by all parties.

As required, Nelson calls on his network of trusted makers and manufacturers, all of whom reflect Nelson’s superlative attention to quality and detail.


Carra Santos FRSA

Creative Director
Mette is co-owned by Carra, a creative futurist and brand consultant, specialist in creative process and concept development.

Broadly experienced in experiential design and interior styling, she has a special interest in food culture and sustainability, and a knack for visual storytelling and engagement.

Selected Clients/Collaborations

100% Design/LDF
British Council
Formica Group
The Flava People
Quorn Foods
The Food People
University of Bath

Selected Press

ICON Magazine
Elle Decoration
New York Times
New Design Magazine
Homes & Gardens
FT Weekend
Grand Designs Magazine
Wired Magazine


We develop new concepts for our product licensing portfolio, as well as for our clients, and as such have cultivated a strong network of makers and manufacturers who span a variety of disciplines and materials.

As design consultants, we often liaise with design specialists, manufacturers and contractors already involved with a project. But where a project requires it, we can call on our tried-and-trusted network.