Cleotha Bell is the founder and creative director of Bell Design Factory. The Miami based design studio focusing on residential interiors and product design.
Born in Mississippi in 1975, Cleotha studied at Milan's Istituto Europeo di Design earning a BA in Interior Architecture and later a masters in Interior Design. After completing his studies, he interned at Bestetti Associati, a multidisciplinary design and architectural firm in Milan, Italy. Here he worked on projects for such clients as Poliform and Paola Lenti.
Cleotha returned to Miami after being recruited by Luminaire to work as an interior architect at their flagship showroom. Here he provided timeless and modern interiors for international and local clients alike. After a three year stint at Luminaire, Cleotha opened Bell Design Factory. The studio focuses on timeless, modern and honest design. This is translated in his interior projects as well as in his furniture and product design. "The client should not need a manual to understand my finished projects. Designs, finishes and materials should be honest in their representation."