Photograph ©Paul Murphy.

The designer Sue Timney has worked in Britain, Europe and Japan for over thirty years creating interior projects celebrating her own brand of exotic classicism under the TIMNEY FOWLER and SUE_TIMNEY banners. The work ranges from commercial and residential interior architecture to product design for interiors and fashion. She was made a Visiting Professor and Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 2007, holds the Textile Institute’s Design Medal and nominated for the Prince Philip Designer's Prize by the Royal College of Art. From 2012 - 2014 Sue was President of the British Institute of Interior Design (BIID) and is she is currently a director of BIID. She was presented with the Merit Award from the Institute in 2022 for excellence in interior design practice; a contribution to the development of the Institute and a commitment to the wider field of design education.

In 2002 alongside the TIMNEY FOWLER brand - the SUE_TIMNEY design practice was set up to work on specialist interior and product projects. A retrospective of Timney’s work was held in 2010 at The Fashion and Textile Museum in London together with the launch of her book Making Marks - a design biography. The House of Fraser launched the TIMNEY brand for Home and Fashion in 2011 and her work was exhibited in the Postmodernism: Style & Subversion 1970-1990 exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Sue's designs in 2012 were exhibited in the V&A’s 'British Design 1948-2012: Innovation in the Modern Age' and '175 years at the Royal College of Art’. Her work was also exhibited in the powerful 'Club to Catwalk: London Fashion in the Eighties' show at the V&A Museum in 2013..

The 100th programme of Grand Designs - The Water Tower in Kennington - was a huge restoration project designed in collaboration with the owners by the SUE_TIMNEY practice and nominated for a BAFTA in 2013. Sue is also a consultant and presenter for Television specialising in interior design and textiles. SUE_TIMNEY’s recent and current clients include The World Wildlife Fund, World Animal Protection, Sir Sam Mendes, Paul McCartney, The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, The Churches Conservation Trust, Marks and Spencer, British Red Cross and the Sir John Soane’s Museum.

2019 saw the international relaunch of Timney’s celebrated brand, the award winning interior fabric and wallpaper company - TIMNEY FOWLER.

In 2021, Sue Timney was elected Chair of the Chelsea Arts Club and re-elected in 2022. She was elected Chair of Trevelyan Arts Trust and received the Merit Award from the British Institute of Interior Design for excellence in interior design practice, contribution to the development of the Institute and commitment to the broader field of design education in 2022.