Moto Designshop is a boutique studio in the art district of Philadelphia that promotes itself as a place where protecting design intent is paramount to the success of each and every project it undertakes. Whether it is a luxurious bathroom addition or a flagship retail location, our focus is on creating an architectural experience that is considered and timeless. We strive to create designs that are highly detailed and relate-able to the human scale. Additionally, the studio holds a strong belief that good design must always resonate with the particulars of place, time, function and most importantly, client.
The studio's origin is a compelling story that has had a lasting impact on the way Moto approaches design challenges. Established in 2003, the firm grew out of an independently funded design/build and real estate development company. This humble beginning allowed the studio founders to learn from compressed budgets and the importance of designing efficiently. To them, design value is not only found in expensive materials, but also in how you design with -and- augment the qualities of the available. Moto's projects are guided by a devotion to highly detailed and well-crafted timeless design. It is this devotion that ensures that whatever theory or concept is explored, the final physical resolution and spatial experience of any given project is never compromised by the ebb and flow of style.
Moto's projects have appeared in various national and international publications, and their design efforts have received notable honors including the 2010 Philadelphia Emerging Architecture Prize, several Builder's Choice awards and have been recognized by the AIA with multiple honor, merit and "Divine Detail" awards. In 2010 Moto Designshop was chosen by an international jury and Wallpaper Magazine to a selective list of 30 international firms producing innovative work and seen as the "next generation of interior pioneers."