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 15th anniversary this year. Specialising in restaurants, bars, hotels and private clubs, he has created many well-known interiors around the world. He participates in this year’s Decorex that finished tomorrow.
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 just opened The Ivy Chelsea Garden. Martin has also recently launched a lighting collection with American-lantern design specialists, The Urban Electric Company.
Because Martin Brudnizki is the designer of this year’s iconic Decorex Champagne Bar, the Decorex wanted to learn more about this sought after industry figure. Today, we want to present you an interview done by Decorex with this top London interior designer!
How did you first get into the interior design industry?
I grew up in Sweden surrounded by design and then moved to London to study interior Architecture. My mother is most certainly one of my greatest influences, she has impeccable taste.
Who would you say is your biggest inspiration as a designer?
Working with enthusiastic clientsis always inspiring as it makes each project a new experience. It’s invigorating when a client has a story to tell as this brings so many interesting dimensions to a project.
What is the highlight of your career so far?
I’m lucky to be at a point in my career where every project I take on is unique and exciting. Each has its own highlight which I can take away as a memorable experience.
What is the biggest challenge you face in hospitality design in particular?
Keeping up! Things move very quickly and I work on several different projects at once so I have to ensure that I keep mentally focused and physically fit.
You are currently developing a range of interior products, could you tell us a little about these?
I can’t say too much about this at the moment other than that I’m working on a series of lighting fixtures.
If you could describe your work in 3 words, what would they be?
Sophisticated, modern, efficient.
If you could design a space anywhere, where would it be?
This is a difficult one. I love working with buildings that have a strong sense of heritage and I look forward to working on more of those kinds of projects.
You have a relationship with Decorex, as this year’s Champagne Bar designer. If you could sum the show up in 20 words what would they be?
I can do it in 3 words for you…Extraordinary, exciting and eclectic.
What was the inspiration behind this year’s champagne bar at Decorex?
It’s all about construction.
As a renowned figure within the industry, what would your advice be for aspiring designers?
My advice would probably come down to one word and that is ‘analyse’. No matter whether you are starting out or you are an established designer, you have to do your research. Never copy and always be on the pulse of what is happening around you.
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