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Podcast Ep 7: The Master of Fantasy with Martin Brudnizki

Is Martin Brudnizki the man who killed minimalism? LuxDeco explores.

Jon Sharpe
By Jon Sharpe, Chief Creative Officer
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Is Martin Brudnizki the man who killed minimalism? It’s quite a claim, but one that becomes increasingly credible the further you delve into his portfolio and the success–not to mention legion of imitators–that his projects have garnered. The AD100, House & Garden 100 and LuxDeco 100 designer is currently one of the design world’s most prolific and admired figures thanks to his fantastical design schemes for celebrated venues such as Annabel’s, The Ivy, Harry’s Bar and The Surf Club, and for luxury hospitality brands such as Soho House and the Four Seasons.

Constantly surprising, richly decorated and completely immersive, Martin Brudnizki creates worlds—worlds that are wildly transportative, combining mythical creatures with paradise gardens and a bold reimagining of tradition.

I was delighted to sit down with Martin to talk about his instantly iconic designs, what he thinks of minimalism and whether he believes too much is actually never enough.


I love history. I've always been very fascinated by it and I read a lot of biographies, I read a lot about history. It's because I always believe, you know, to understand the future, you need to understand the past. One can't exist without the other.

DON’T MISS

  • What Martin thinks of minimalism at 04:52
  • How he created Annabel's fantastical designs at 08:42
  • What he absolutely could never do at 18:18
  • And all about his new county home at 25:50
Fortnum & Mason Hong Kong | Interior by Martin Brudnizki | Discover more in the LuxDeco Style Guide
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Annabel’s Private Members Club & Nightclub

As featured in 9 London Private Members Clubs You Should Know), iconic London club Annabel’s has been completely transformed by Martin’s erudite vision. Step into the imaginatively refurbished private club.

Annabel's Private Members Club | Martin Brudnizki | Discover more in the LuxDeco Style Guide
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We wanted to do something a little bit more sort of fantastical. So, yes, it should be residential, but it should be a house that was dressed for the best party of the season. So once you walk in, you will just go like, 'Wow, I'm going to have the best time here ever'.

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For me, it's quite important to understand all the different genres of design. I did minimalism, I've done maximalism, I've done classicism and I've done modernism so I've done all of these four cornerstones and I use all of them when I design now. I take a little bit from everything and I mix it together and I think that's the exciting part.

Annabel's Bathrooms | Pink Bathroom | Martin Brudnizki | Discover more in the LuxDeco Style Guide
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Martin’s London Home

Discover the art-filled, layered home where the designer spends his week.

Martin Brudnizki London Home | Discover more in the LuxDeco Style Guide
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I think beauty generally sort of helps you get up in the morning. You know, it sort of helps you get through the day in my sort of view. It sort of makes you look forward to sitting down for dinner because, even though it can be done very simply, everything you have on the table is beautiful.

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