Sharmil Govindia and Sally Hemphill have been heading Govindia Hemphill, the thriving textile design practice, for over 15 years. Govindia Hemphill provides fabric design, direction, sourcing and procurement for architects, interior designers and private clients. Collaborating with a wide and loyal client base, Sharmil and Sally’s reputation has been built on not only their extensive experience, but their visionary design concepts, ability to source individual textiles combined with their talent for colour, texture and a keen awareness of spatial design.
Situated in historic Spitalfields London, Govindia Hemphill offer a comprehensive textile design and consultancy service, incorporating all aspects of textiles, bespoke print & weave design, colour palettes, custom dyeing, sourcing & procurement, cashmere, leatherwork, rugs, carpets and decoration as well as upholstery, curtain design and blinds.
At Govindia Hemphill, attention to detail in design is carried through into meticulous project management. With an established network of trusted specialists, the highest quality of craftsmanship is ensured throughout all projects.
Govindia Hemphill has built an impressive portfolio of work ranging from period restorations to contemporary projects such as the award winning Cowley Manor in Gloucestershire, a benchmark project and the Cafe Royal Hotel in London. Their talents have been employed to enhance and draw out the character of very diverse spaces, both historical and contemporary, for projects in the UK and internationally.
Sharmil Govindia is a graduate of Central St Martins School of Art in weave design and is a guest lecturer for The Royal College of Art on Textiles. Before setting up Govindia Hemphill he worked in fashion.
Sally Hemphill is a graduate of Central St Martins School of Art in print design and former textile designer for John Galliano, Paul Smith and Martine Sitbon among others.