Designers

Resident works with a select group of talent across multiple disciplines including industrial design, architecture, furniture design and sculpture. Each designer’s instinct for experimentation keeps the group fluid and adaptive to new technologies, while also cementing our reputation for innovation.

Tim Rundle

Tim Rundle is a London based Industrial Designer with experience across furniture, lighting, consumer products, technology and transport. His work has grown to focus on the design of products and systems that exist at the intersection between architecture and its inhabitants. His approach is driven by a fascination for the relationship people build with the objects and spaces that surround them, and grounded by a deep, almost obsessive understanding of how products come to exist through the industrial manipulation of materials.

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John Tree

John Tree is a London-based product designer whose work is built upon a broad knowledge of technology, markets, materials and processes.

John designs and develops products across multiple categories, from high-end, small-run items through to mainstream mass-produced commercial items.

His approach to design is characterised by flexibility – driven by a desire to balance context, function and production. With intense focus on reducing and refining, John's aim is to always design products with enhanced character and lifespan.

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Léonard Kadid

Léonard Kadid is an architect and product designer based in Paris, France. From object to architecture, the work of his studio focuses on structural experimentation and formal simplification to explore the intrinsic characteristics of matter. After studying at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne in Switzerland and the École d'Architecture de la Ville et des Territoires in Paris, Léonard Kadid has collaborated with renowned international offices such as Herzog & de Meuron and Caesar Zumthor in Basel, Switzerland.

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Cheshire Architects

Cheshire Architects move organically from huge institutional and urban master-planning work to the digital fabrication of bespoke door handles and the hand-finishing of furniture. This is a practice formed around the depth of its ideologies, rather than the thinness of styles and project types. They operate across fields of luxury and poverty, newness and age, roughness and refinement, running parallel programs of research, writing, lecturing, publishing and university teaching. Cheshire was founded in New Zealand in 2004.

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Chris Martin / Massproductions

After working as an assistant in Jasper Morrison’s studio in London, British designer Chris Martin left the UK and moved to Stockholm, where he worked as a freelance designer for IKEA and met Swedish designer Magnus Elebäck. In 2009, the pair joined forces to establish Massproductions – a furniture company that prides itself on producing “high quality, tactile furniture in a modernist spirit”. In their new role as directors of Massproductions, Martin and Elebäck are using their knowledge and experience of working with industrial production to create their own collection of elegant and functional furniture pieces with a distinctive Scandinavian aesthetic.

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Flynn Talbot

Flynn Talbot operates a specialized lighting studio in London, UK. Flynn Talbot Studio was established in 2010 to develop innovative lighting products and light installations. Talbot’s work begins with the consideration of the “light effect” first, and each project is crafted around it. Every decision and detail is made with the quality of light and user connection in mind. This method creates timeless products and a strong point of difference in his work.

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Jamie McLellan

Since graduating in 1999 with a BDes in Industrial Design, Jamie Mclellan has designed for manufacturers and consultancies in Australia, the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Asia and America. 

Before establishing his own practise in late 2006, Jamie was employed as Senior Designer to well known Brit designer, Tom Dixon. Working on a wide range of products from furniture and lighting to windsurfing equipment, beer taps, shoes, kayaks, bicycles and more, Jamie split his  his time between New York and New Zealand, before being appointed Head of Design at Allbirds in San Francisco.

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Philippe Malouin

British-Canadian Philippe Malouin holds a bachelor’s degree in Design from the Design Academy Eindhoven. He has also studied at the École Nationale Supérieure de Création Industrielle in Paris and the University of Montreal.

He set up his studio in 2008 after working for English designer Tom Dixon. Philippe has also taught at the Royal College of Art in London between 2012-2015. He is also the director of POST-OFFICE, the architectural and interiors design practice.

His diverse portfolio includes tables, rugs, chairs, lights, art objects and installations. Philippe’s client list includes: SCP,  Marsotto Edizioni, Resident, OTHR, Hem, Ace hotel, Matter-Made, Established & Sons, Roll & Hill, 1882 ltd., Kvadrat, Umbra Shift, Caesarstone, IZÉ, Swarovski, Bloomberg, Aesop, Touch Digital.

Philippe is represented by Salon 94 Design gallery in New York City. He has recently won the Wallpaper* Magazine 'designer of the year' award. Philippe Lives and works in London, where he operates his design studio.

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Cameron Foggo

Cameron Foggo is a New Zealand designer now based in Sydney Australia. A second-generation furniture designer; Foggo has followed the classic path of apprentice-to-designer. Establishing his own studio in 2007 Foggo has become known for his refined, elegant and functional work. He has brought an unpretentious and humanised quality to a wide range of projects, including architectural collaborations, furniture design as well as private commission works or art.

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Resident Studio

Resident Studio is the Resident brands own in-house product design team, led by Co-Founders Simon James and Scott Bridgens. 

Based in Auckland, New Zealand, the multi talented team is committed to design research and exploration into a variety of materials and processes, with the aim of creating unique furniture and lighting pieces.

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Simon James

Simon is the Creative Director of Resident and designs original furniture for both residential and commercial spaces under the Simon James Design name.

Simon infuses character into clean, uncomplicated forms. Having founded his eponymous brand in 2001, Simon’s appreciation of craftsmanship continues to deepen, as he explores material tactility in new and exciting ways. His design approach is largely intuitive, with people and their experiences of a space a central focus for him.

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