Our Story

We are a brand born from a 50-year heritage of creating inspirational working and learning environments. We’ve combined our life-long passion for design together with our experience and knowledge to create AllSfär, a brand with a clear mission dedicated to creating innovative, design-led products that improve comfort, provide for different personality and task styles and promote wellbeing to make people feel better.

Having spent over ten years designing educational spaces, our founder Morgan was itching for a new challenge and was keen to expand his passion for design to commercial interiors. Morgan has always had an interest in creating products that are suited to people’s specific needs and having struggled at school with Dyslexia, Morgan understands first-hand the difficulty in having a ‘one-size fits all’ approach to learning and workplace environments.

What’s in a name?

Our name is a combination of two words, All from the English language and Sfär from Swedish meaning sphere. AllSfär encapsulates our approach to product and space design – designing products that work in many spheres and at many levels.

We work with architects, designers and specifiers transforming spaces into inspirational places where people thrive – making places from spaces.

Our approach to design and the environment

Nurturing home-grown talent is important to us and we are passionate about promoting British design and manufacturing. Our own in-house team is supported by like-minded creative partners meaning we can deliver innovative products that are designed and made in the UK.

As well as nurturing UK talent we also want to make products that have a minimal impact on our planet, that are sustainable and don’t end up in landfill. We strive to ensure our products are made from recycled materials and that can themselves be recycled and upcycled. Our aim is to always minimise the potential for waste and achieve a circular economy for our products.

In their own words….the team behind AllSfär

 

Morgan Doouss – Founder

“I had a challenging start to school struggling with dyslexia, but overcame with the help of some one-to-one tuition raising from more or less the bottom of the class at the beginning to above average at the end of high school and then went on to complete an Advanced Business Management Course. Dyslexia definitely does have some benefits, we tend to think in a bit of a different way which helps creative and out of the box thinking, which is probably why AllSfär products are so unique.

After finishing my education I joined the family business, which was by no means the easy option! Working in a family business means you generally get involved in a bit of everything from making the tea, to board meetings. I have worked in a number of different roles including on the factory floor, telemarketing, marketing, F2F sales, delivery driver, designer and more. I have both been an employee and employer.

Outside of work I love being with my two lively young daughters and doing something nice for them (but sometimes you can have too much and you need a break!). I enjoy walking and hiking in the Chilterns, Wales, Derbyshire and Dorset. I always enjoy making things, making a solid Maple shoe rack and Ash coffee table at school. I have regularly been asked to help friends on their home projects putting my hands to bricklaying, joinery, electrics, plumbing, tiling, in fact most practical projects. I particularly enjoy ‘chippy’ work. I also enjoy the odd tipple or two of Malt Whiskey.

What does it mean to be part of the AllSfär team?

I have always enjoyed creating things and I have always felt passionate about commercial interiors and founding AllSfär has really allowed me to bring some creativity to sound absorption within commercial environments.

Greatest achievement (professional or personal)

Starting a business including developing a number of unique products.

 

“I really enjoyed the practical subjects at secondary school, especially technical drawing and wood/metal work and went on to college and studied Business and Finance. Then I went on to travel the world for two and half years which was an amazing education in itself as I met amazing people, got into interesting situations and ate some fantastic food! Whilst backpacking 25 years ago I had some interesting roles experiences pickling gherkins and olives on a Kibbutz in Israel, picking asparagus and corn on the cobs at sunrise in Australia and serving drinks in a Michael Jackson bar in Cyprus! All good fun and character building!

I’ve worked as an office furniture fitter, project managed installations for over 10 years and am now a project consultant helping designers, architects and dealers to get the best acoustic solutions for their projects.

I Love fresh air – so coastal or country walks with my wife and 9-year-old Tibetan Terrier are great. I also enjoy good food and a country pub especially with friends and family. Have a soft spot for spicy Thai food and try to get to the Land of Smiles as much as possible.”

What does it mean to be part of the AllSfär team?

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to work with great people and innovative, good looking, practical acoustic products that really make a difference to people’s workspace and wellbeing. It’s a pleasure to be part of the AllSfär team!”

Greatest achievement (professional or personal)

“I have to say meeting my soul mate by pure luck at college aged 17 and still being happy together 30 years later – I hope she reads this!”

 

Chris Farmer – Project Consultant

Chris Michaeloudis – Head of Marketing

“I spent the first four years of my life in Cyprus, where I was born and one of my most vivid childhood memories is my first day at school in the UK not speaking any English – it was daunting and very strange but I was soon making friends and learning the language and now more than 45 years later I sometimes struggle with my Greek!

It wasn’t until I got to High School and had a really inspirational art teacher that I discovered I enjoyed being creative and was one of the few girls in my school to take Graphic Design O Level (yes, I’m that old). I also developed a life-long love of photography and one of my earliest jobs was working in a photographic studio in Soho in the 80s and I’ve got a few stories to tell from that time….but not here!

After my degree in Design Management I was thrilled to get a place at Central St Martins to do a part-time MA in Design Studies, which I managed to combine with working full-time, getting married, buying a house and having my first baby girl. Since then, I’ve had a varied marketing career working in many sectors but mainly focusing on the creative industries and have also gone on to have twin girls who are now 22 and teaching me loads.

Greatest achievement(personal or professional)

Bringing up three strong, independent young women and managing to sustain a creative career for myself.

What it feels like to be part of the AllSfär team?

In short, it’s great. I’m so happy to be working for a company that values creativity and trying new things and immensely proud of developing a strong, new brand from scratch.