Open House Festival

Rufford Mews Apartment


Mike McMahon Studio, 2022

Unit 9, Rufford Mews, N1 0AD

It is the home of RHS Chelsea Gold Medalist's Mike McMahon and Jewlsy Mathews. They have designed and made the majority of the furniture and cabinetry over the course of a number of years including lighting, chairs, sofas, beds etc. Their home has been featured in publications all over the world such as BBC Gardener's World tv programme, The Modern House, The Observer, Dwell and Interior Design.

Getting there


King's Cross St. Pancras


Caledonian Road & Barnsbury





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Sat 14 Sep


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Sun 22 Sep


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Furniture Design & Making

The tour will cover a range of different furniture pieces designed and made by Mike McMahon Studio and the various different techniques that we used to make them. This includes lightings, tables, chairs, sofas, beds and the cabinetry all which have been made by the owners. Their furniture has appeared in publications all over the world from China to the US.

Urban Gardening

The tour will also include the balconies which demonstrate what is possible from a modest sized central city elevated garden. The 'junglette' balconies contain a number of exotic plants including tree ferns and have a pond with native species. These were the inspiration behind Mike and Jewlsy's garden design for the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in 2024. Their garden called 'The Addleshaw Goddard Junglette Garden' received a gold medal and was one of three gardens visited by the King. These have been published in multiple publications and have appeared on the BBC Gardener's World TV programme.

Mike McMahon Studio

Mike McMahon Studio are an award winning London based design studio. We specialise in creative design for architecture, interiors, furniture and landscapes. Sustainability, urban greening, and landscaping are key themes in our work. Our designs are driven by the unique context, history, materiality, and geometry of each project, resulting in truly original solutions

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