With his designs showcased throughout the world, Martin Brudnizki has become one of the industry’s most sought-after interior designers. Swedish-born designer Martin Brudnizki is the founder of Martin Brudnizki Design Studio, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Specializing in restaurants, bars, hotels, and private clubs, he has created many well-known interiors around the world.
Based in London and New York, the studio’s international project portfolio includes Soho Beach House Miami, Matsuhisa at Badrutt’s Palace in St Moritz and in London: Scott’s, The Club at The Ivy, and the Ivy Chelsea Garden. Martin has also recently launched a lighting collection with American-lantern design specialists, The Urban Electric Company.
When describing his approach to designing hotels such as Soho Beach House in Miami and The Beekman in New York, Martin Brudnizki talks about creating ‘homes from home’. It is easy to see what he means: they may be grand and glamorous, but there is also a sense of intimacy and comfort to them.
When asked by his style he says ” To some extent, my style is very maximalist, but at the end of the day, it all depends on what the space requires. We have to be very sensitive to that, so I wouldn’t really say I’m minimalist or maximalist. What I would say is really great today is that we can do modernism, classicism, maximalism, and in our projects, we’ve been able to do a bit of everything—which is fantastic. You can pick and choose and pull from different experiences and create something new that way. The world is your oyster. “
Top Projects|Martin Brudnizki
Known around the world, The Ivy has been synonymous with style and status for almost a century and the quintessential West End establishment’s new look encapsulates those much-loved features that has made it famous. From the original stained-glass windows to the focus on the best of British art, those elements which were the essence of The Ivy’s past interior remain. Keeping these elements in mind Martin Brudnizki Design Studio brought the restaurant into the 21st century through the design of a breath-taking central bar and the use of an elegant colour palette which would reinvigorate the space.
Hartnett Holder & Co
The restaurant is a collaboration between Michelin-starred Chef Angela Hartnett and Lime Wood’s Chef, Luke Holder. The design took inspiration from the building’s Regency architecture and from the restaurant’s locally sourced, simple dishes.
The Beekman is a 287 room Thompson Hotel located near Manhattan’s Financial District. Originally called Temple Court and built in 1881 in the American Queen Anne style, the rich architectural history of the building guided the design of the hotel. From its distinctive exterior, to the beauty of the dilapidated Victorian interior found inside, The Beekman is a hotel with provenance and its new interior scheme compliments this story.
Soho Beach House
Nick Jones requested Martin Brudnizki Design Studio to work with him on this 80,000 square foot hotel and private members’ club with over 40 bedrooms, three rooftop suites, two large pools, beach cabanas, screening room, a Cecconi’s restaurant and an expansive Cowshed Spa. Inspired by Cuba and Latin America, the oceanfront hotel, originally built in 1941, utilises salvaged timber from Wyoming, encaustic floor tiles from a Church in Spain, vintage barber chairs from upstate New York and many reclaimed fixtures throughout the space.
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