A regular name in the luxury restaurant interior design book, Martin Brudnizki has created acclaimed interiors for some of the world’s most prestigious commercial and residential addresses. Martin Brudnizki Design Studio was founded in 2000, and the designer has become known for his ability to understand, process and translate into the design space’s surroundings. Let’s travel into Soho-style genius of Martin Brudnizki projects.
The IVY, London, UK
Martin Brudnizki Design Studio was approached by Caprice Holdings to redesign iconic London restaurant, The Ivy. 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 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. Whilst bringing the restaurant into the twenty-first century, a breathtaking central bar and elegant colour palette reinvigorate the space.
Matsuhisa, St Moritz
Located in the legendary Badrutt’s Palace Hotel in the Swiss ski resort of St. Moritz, focal points of the design include the skylight with views of the iconic hotel tower. Much of the concept was inspired by regional materials, with dark stained timber parquet flooring throughout, bordered by a locally sourced black marble, and panelled walls made from blackened pine which feature a traditional Sgraffito frieze often seen on the exterior of traditional Swiss chalets.
Sexy fish, London, UK | Best Contemporary bar restaurant in London
Sexy Fish’s contemporary interior is influenced by the style and sophistication of a mid-century brasserie and the patterns and motifs of the ocean; all imaginatively brought to life with installations from international names in the worlds of architecture, art and fashion in Frank Gehry, Damien Hirst and Michael Roberts. Entering from Berkeley Square, guests are submerged into a restaurant interior like nothing London has seen before, as an Esmeralda onyx floor frames the custom coloured raspberry leather banquettes, whilst downstairs sits one of the world’s largest live coral reef tanks.
45 Jermyn Saint, London, UK |
Set within Fortnum & Mason, Martin Brudnizki Design Studio has reimagined the original Fountain restaurant with a design that fuses the charm and heritage of this iconic department store with contemporary London glamour. The design features a traditional oak parquet flooring, rosewood tables and low ceilings complete with an Edwardian-inspired patterned bead. Complementing these traditional elements, the silver walls composed of textured glass bonded to mirror create a modern touch and add to the sense of combining the old with the new.
Cafe Boulud, Toronto, Canada | Best midcentury brasserie in Toronto
Located in the Four Seasons Toronto, Café Boulud is a classic mid-century brasserie with a contemporary twist. Redesigned by Martin Brudnizki Design Studio in 2015, the new interior displays a modernist playfulness yet feels comfortably current; as a warm palette and fun furnishings match the elegance and sophistication synonymous with the hotel it occupies, alongside Daniel Boulud’s world-famous cuisine.