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Project completed at 17 Portland Place
Found Associates provided architectural and interior design services for the recently completed major refurbishment, alteration and upgrade of 17 Portland Place. This created high specification serviced offices in Marylebone, at the heart of the Harley Street conservation area.
Duchess Investment Holdings Ltd, a joint venture between Investec and Argo Real Estate clients, acquired the Grade II* listed building in 2016. Originally designed by the Adam Brothers, it now offers 13,000sqft of serviced office space with a wealth of communal areas including a café/bar, a lounge, meeting rooms, kitchens and an external courtyard garden.
The listed building’s historic character has been carefully restored through sympathetic refurbishment, with new materials, lighting and furniture being carefully chosen to elevate and enhance the existing architecture.
Found Associates worked closely with the client from concept to completion to ensure the delivery of their vision for the building. Cost management, project management and contract administration services for all stages of the project were provided by Equals Consulting.
Work starts on Grade II* Listed Building
Work has started onsite with the refurbishment and alteration of a Grade II* listed building originally design by the Adams Brothers. The building is being fully restored with original features being reinstated along with the new services and high quality finishes for its continued use as an office.
Works begins on Alderney
Work has begun on the island of Alderney to extensively refurbish the historic interior and exterior of an existing Georgian House while also adding a new contemporary extension that replaces the previous unsympathetic additions.
Found. granted planning consent within Brecon Beacons National Park
Found are delighted to have been granted planning consent for the extension to an existing farmers cottage within the Brecon Beacons National Park allowing the property to meet the needs of the clients growing family.
Ride to MIPIM
Company Directors Kieran Morgan and Rhona Waugh will be attending MIPIM this year, if you’d like to meet please contact [email protected]
Kieran will be undertaking the gruelling cycle to MIPIM this year with Club Peloton raising money for Coram Children’s Charity. If you’d like to sponsor Kieran click Here
Found named Honoree in Interior Design 2017 Awards
Found Associates was named an Honoree in Interior Design’s 12th annual Best of Year Awards announced on the 2nd December 2017 for its Saks Fifth Avenue Brookfield Place store in downtown Manhattan, New York
Richard Found talks at The FCD Unconference
On June 16th 2017 at The Fashion Culture Design Unconference in New York City, Richard Found joined Ian Schrager on a panel, as he opened his new hotel Public, to discuss whether exclusivity was dead.
Found. at FT Luxury Summit
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 and where brands are investing.
Condé Nast International Luxury Conference
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 .
Found. completes first wave for Grainger plc
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.
Found. at MIPIM 2017
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.
Architect’s Choice talks to Richard Found
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 Found speaks at BoF VOICES
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.
Alsterhaus department store Phase one opens
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.
Richard Found talks to The Resident
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.
Found undertakes programme for Grainger plc
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.
City A.M. – My Inspiration
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.
Saks Fifth Avenue opens Downtown store
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.
Richard Found on Design & Retail Projects
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.
Saturday Times – Interiors: our secret house
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.
Private villa project in Corsica
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.
MarioTestino+ appoints Found
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 appointed by Alsterhaus store
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.
Saturday Telegraph – “Don’t Move, improve”
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.
New build residential project in Derbyshire
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.