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About

"Fundamental to our philosophy is that the designs should be simple enough to appear inevitable."

Every problem has numerous solutions hidden within it – our role is to look beyond the obvious, and to discover the most elegant way to turn problems into creative opportunities.

Creativity is the bedrock of good design; hard work is fundamental to solving the most intractable problems. Our commitment is to provide both with energy, enjoyment and enthusiasm.

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Timeline

1996

Mike Rundell worked with Damien Hirst to create Pharmacy – a restaurant in West London that won numerous design awards.

1999

Rundell Associates was founded with a strong focus on arts-based projects of all kinds.

2000

Collaborated with leading art dealer Jay Jopling to create White Cube, Hoxton.

2006

White Cube, St James’s opened – the first new freestanding building in St James’s for 40 years.

2010

Opening of Arts Building at West Buckland School. The project won several RIBA and FRICS awards including a Gold Medal.

2017

Opening of the new Fine Watch Room in Harrods.

2020

Started work on a series of new-build houses in North Cornwall using the latest developments in Glu-Lam, CLT Passive House technology.

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Pharmacy, Notting Hill Gate

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White Cube Gallery, Mason’s Yard

Mike Rundell

Mike Rundell has had a varied and unconventional career that has included working in the Middle East for 5 years as an oilfield Engineer, working in Russia for a similar period and gaining a First Class degree in Fine Art to accompany his previous Masters in Economics and Engineering from Oxford University.

His Engineering background, combined with his degree in Fine Art, has allowed him to develop a highly personal and distinctive style that does not conform to any stylistic movement. These early influences have informed his later work — much of which has been carried out with art collectors, artists and their dealers.

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We work in collaboration with clients so that their home becomes genuinely bespoke; the finished building reflects the client’s tastes and lifestyle, fused with our own creative input.

As such each is an extraordinary adventure, reflecting the uniqueness of each person’s ambitions for their own home.

Clients

  • Adam Balon
  • Adam Barker-Mill
  • Adam Clayton
  • Alex James
  • Arnaud Massenet
  • Charles Spencer
  • Claudia Schiffer
  • Damian Chunilal
  • Damien Hirst
  • Edward Spencer Churchill
  • Elisabeth Murdoch
  • Emma Freud
  • Gail Rebuck
  • Giles Andreae
  • Harland Miller
  • Hugh Osmond
  • Huw Jenkins
  • Jay Jopling
  • Kaveh Sheibani
  • Keith Tyson
  • Marc Newson
  • Mark Levine
  • Matthew Freud
  • Matthew Vaughn
  • Peter Jackson
  • Phillipe Starck
  • Richard Curtis
  • Richard Reed
  • Sam Taylor-Johnson
  • Sebastian James
  • Stella McCartney
  • Tracey Emin

Team

Drawing on a wide range of backgrounds within the practice — where carpenters and stage designers work side by side with trained architects — we have built a practice with a strong team spirit, boundless creativity and exceptional dedication.

We bring a fresh, practical and meticulously detailed approach to each project, taking time to understand the client’s expectations, the nature of the setting and the opportunities, constraints and possibilities presented by the brief.

  • Rio Burrage
  • Elle Bytautaite
  • Elisa Defries
  • Lynne de Palo
  • Renée Die-Girbau
  • Josh Godley
  • Josh Heath
  • Gerda Jonkute
  • Patrick Leonard
  • Morgan Livesey
  • Sean McMahon
  • Angelica Rimoldi
  • Sam Rose
  • Rebecca Ross
  • Mike Rundell
  • Shogo Sakimura
  • Catrin Spinner
  • Caroline Wells
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