We are attending the FT Luxury Summit 2017 in Lisbon this week to discuss craftsmanship, manufacture and the markets of the future – the explosion of experiential luxury, where brands are investing and how of course this impacts retail design.
Found. attended the third Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Muscat, Oman on 5-6th April 2017, where attendees explored how new wealth and untapped markets are the next great source of growth for the luxury industry in the 21st-Century.
Working closely with Grainger plc, Found Associates has completed the full design and renovation of four Grade II Listed residential properties in Chelsea, London. Planning consent has been granted for a further 4 properties.
Kieran Morgan, Design Director at Found Associates, will be putting down his pen and making the short hop to Cannes for MIPIM from 14-17 March 2017. If you would like to arrange a meeting and catch up please do not hesitate to get in touch here.
Jade Tilley of Architect’s Choice talks to Richard Found about what the expansion of internet research for architecture means, the immersive design practices employed for Saks Fifth Avenue and what he might be doing if not working in architecture and interior design. Read article here.
Richard speaking on a panel about “The Store of the Future” at The Business of Fashion presents VOICES 2016 event held 1-3 December in Oxfordshire. The event brought together senior figures from the fashion industry with entrepreneurs who are shaping the wider world to discuss the fashion and luxury business. Read more about Voices.
Mark Kebble talks to Richard Found for The Resident’s December 2016 issue (print copy out this week) about Found’s most recent retail project in lower Manhattan, New York for Saks Fifth Avenue and his approach to working on residential projects underway across the globe.
The opening of the new Luxury Hall last week, marked the end of the first conversion stage of the iconic Alsterhaus Department Store in Hamburg and completion of the first phase of Found’s retail design remit. Found’s design concept took inspiration from the climate, architecture and lake front setting of Hamburg.
The current programme sees the refurbishment and extension of seven Grade II listed freehold properties within the Chelsea Conservation Area of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Ovington Street properties were bought as part of the larger Chelsea Portfolio of 61 freehold houses acquired by Grainger plc in 2014.
Luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue has opened close to the World Trade Center site in New York, designed by London architecture and interior design studio Found. The 85,000-square-foot store invited customers through its doors for the first time during New York Fashion Week on the 9th September 2016. See images here.
Award-winning designer Richard Found talks to Steve Dinneen, the Editor of City A.M’s Life & Style section, about his unlikely love affair with the chaos and colour in the paintings of Barry Reigate. Richard talks about the overlap between his professional life, which involves a lot of retail design and art. Read article here.
Carolyn Asome of the Saturday Times talks to Richard Found about his contemporary extension to a period Cottage in the Cotswolds. When he was told he could not demolish the gamekeeper’s cottage on his Cotswolds land, he simply built a modernist extension to blend seamlessly with the surroundings (Photo by Romas Foord). Read article here.
WWD sat down with Richard Found, Director and Founder of London-based architecture and interior design design practice, Found Associates, to talk about his latest projects designing Saks Fifth Avenue in Brookfield Place and the redesign of photographer Mario Testino’s London offices. For more information on Found’s retail clients see here.
Found has been appointed by the KaDeWe Group to redesign departments at their Alsterhaus Store in Hamburg. The store is being fully refurbished in phases over the next five years. Found’s new Access to Luxury department creates a serviced boutique environment and will open in Autumn 2016. The beauty department with bespoke fragrance library will open in 2017.
MarioTestino+ has appointed Found to oversee the redesign of its studio and offices, situated in a striking black warehouse building in West London. Found has been commissioned to reshape the workspaces, studios and courtyard: styling the interiors and creating bespoke furniture pieces alongside managing all architectural elements of the scheme.
Found has designed a new build concept for a private villa that maximises the potential for outdoor living. A cluster of small buildings are arranged around the pool, with the terraces incorporating the spectacular Mediterranean views and two large pavilions housing living spaces and a master suite, with the glazed elevations opening onto the landscape.
Found have been appointed for a 6,000 sq.ft new build residential property in the picturesque setting of Derbyshire. The 1.6 acre site with lush gardens, banks onto the Trent and Mersey Canal and has far reaching views towards the River Trent. We are currently developing the design and exploring material solutions and the contextual setting within the surrounding landscape.
Richard Found talks to Isabelle Fraser of the Saturday Telegraph about how to add a creative extension to a period home, with Found Associates’ RIBA award-winning new build and extension to a cottage in the Cotswolds and a contemporary extension in Chiswick, West London. Read article here.