Lincoln established LMA on moving to the Isle of Wight in 2003 after making a change with his family for a different quality of life. He previously lived in London when he co-founded a Soho-based design practice, Bluebottle.
Now he’s living on the very Southern tip of the island, looking out across the English Channel in a restored WWII concrete radar bunker and two converted Nissen huts that serve as studios for Lincoln and his partner, Lisa.
LMA is a design practice that seeks to invent something new and yet personal. We are not afraid to take risks and look stupid if our ideas don’t work like we intended.
We have a profound understanding that the built form poses a difficult dilemma for us all. Whatever we do, there is destruction, valuable earth resource consumption and an inevitable carbon footprint. Our job is to consider these impacts and minimise and rebalance them with beauty through innovation and articulation, to the best of our ability.
LMA has a flexible mind and attitude to the client’s brief. We try to pursue function in design blended with a sense of spirituality through material and detail.
We follow two ideals – one is to deliver simple yet complex and warm-hearted spaces – the other is to break the mould and be out there.