Our Story

Our journey started in 1979 with Joy and Dieter Constantin producing window displays for Harrods and Liberty, almost 40 years later Prop Studios has grown to an internationally established retail design agency.

Nina Constantin grew up in our workshop and earned her pocket money helping out on projects for Louboutin and YSL. Nina took the reins from her parents 11 years ago and launched our sister division FormRoom to answer the evolving needs of the industry. Nina has since successfully and rapidly developed both divisions, with an expanding portfolio of influential work.

Our MD, Lisa Ronan, runs a collaborative and engaged company culture – where creativity and development is at the forefront of every project. Our diverse team comes with a wealth of experience from a variety of sectors and backgrounds. From retail, to food and drink, to agency and client side, we have the insight, experience and expertise to truly understand your brand and customer.

1979 1979 Prop Studios established
by Joy & Dieter Constantin
1986 Prop Expands Move to a large studio where their daughter, Nina Constantin, works on school and university holidays, mucking in on manufacture, design and client work.
1986 - Prop studios
2002 - Prop studios
2002 Manufacturing moves to current Ditchling Workshop
2006 Nina Constantin takes over Her first project on taking over the company was Harrods Christmas Windows. These scheme wins an award for Best Windows at the VM & Display Awards.
2006 - Prop studios
2008 - Prop studios
2008 Nina launches formroom In response to the many interiors and furniture projects coming to Prop Studios. FormRoom runs alongside Prop Studios, delivering award-winning pop ups, interiors, furniture and lighting
2009 FormRoom exhibits at 100% Design to huge success.
2009 - Prop studios
2010 - Prop studios
2010 Launch of Bono's Red Campaign.
Nike Town London
Nina designs and installs the Bono's Red Campaign at Nike Town London. The launch wins Best In-Store Branding.
2011 Studio 1 Architect Collaborations Nina meets her now husband, Daniel Rowland who runs Studio 1 Architect, which we collaborate with on projects.
2011 - Prop studios
2011 - Prop studios
2011 Partner with Anya Hindmarch Deliver the award-winning pop up in Selfridges.
2012 Wacky Races Selfridges Create the award-winning Wacky Races scheme for Selfridges
2012 - Prop studios
2013 - Prop studios
2013 Continue to work with
Ted Baker internationally
2013 London studio Open our London Design Studio to work alongside our Ditchling Workshop
2013 - Prop studios
2014 - Prop studios
2014 Make my Magnum Pop-up Create the first Make My Magnum pop-up in Selfridges, also completing a window take-over
2015 Hyundai department store Design award-winning installations for Hyundai Department Store in South Korea
2015 - Prop studios
2016 - Prop studios
2016 Missguided Store Launch Collaborate with Missguided in their influential first bricks-and-mortar store
2017 Mon Purse at Selfridges Designed & manufacture luxurious window display for Mon Purse at Selfridges
2017 Winners: Visual Merchandising & Display Awards

Meet the team

Nina Constantin Company Owner/Director
Lisa Ronan Managing Director Prop Studios
Lisa Ronan Managing Director
David Roberts Brand Director
Jess Gillespie Head of Projects
Adam Blennerhassett Project Manager
Salma Abubakar Project Manager
Emily Foenander Project Manager
Courtnee Archer Office & Accounts Manager
Emily Ditton Senior Designer
Katrina Spiewak Designer
Tala Ali Designer
Kelly Tucker Production Manager

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