Martin Brudnizki is, as always, busy with various hospitality projects. The London- and New York-based designer’s eponymous studio recently completed Andrew Carmellini’s Italian chophouse Carne Mare at South Street Seaport in Manhattan, and soon will unveil the London import Sexy Fish Miami as well as Michael Mina’s the Bungalow Kitchen in Tiburon, California.
Since founding product design studio And Objects in 2015 with Nicholas Jeanes, Brudnizki has also gained recognition for his custom furniture and lighting work. “It’s a rewarding process as not only are you able to create something in your own vision but you also get so involved in the details, in watching the evolution of a piece of furniture through prototyping to the customer’s reaction,” he explains.
Looking beyond specific client briefs, earlier this year And Objects launched its first standalone collection, an ode to the 1920s Swedish Grace movement that was characterized by a fusion of classical, Art Deco, and folk styles. Designing without any specific locations in mind is an experience that Brudnizki describes as “freeing, as the possibilities are essentially limitless. We were happy with the shapes and characters of these pieces, but we liked the idea of updating them to add more glamour.”
That’s exactly what Brudnizki and Jeanes did for the Invisible Collection, crafting a new suite of furniture including the sculptural cast-bronze Marden coffee table and Bighton side table in finishes of malachite, quartz, chiseled oak, and marble that weren’t used previously. This fall, And Objects will make its foray into accessories with candles, and by early next year, Brudnizki hopes to reveal the brand’s inaugural dining set.
Brudnizki has also joined forces with the Rug Company for the New Romantics series of carpets. Each one flaunts a distinct perimeter pattern so that they act as “framing devices” for rooms, “drawing you to certain zones within an interior and allowing the furniture to stand out like a stage to be enjoyed,” he says. The New Romantics also nods to the vibrancy of the 1980s. Folly is the perfect example, Brudnizki points out, “as you have a deep golden silk balustrade motif forming the border while inside rich speckles of leopard print dance around, creating a sort of disco feel.”
This article originally appeared in HD’s 2021 Product Marketplace issue.