Tim Rundle is the Creative Director of Resident as well as running his own practice. With experience across furniture, lighting, consumer products, technology and transport, Tims 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jamie McLellan is Head of Design for Allbirds in San Francisco, where he’s been responsible for building the brand’s product language and design ethos.
The early part of Jamie’s design career was spent working in Italy, Hong Kong and Hawaii, before eventually ending up in London working closely with internationally acclaimed designer Tom Dixon.
Jamie then returned home to set up his own product and furniture design consultancy based in Auckland, New Zealand. His clients included established global brands such as Cathay Pacific, Neil Pryde and Tom Dixon, along with innovative start-ups like Bodha, Resident, and Allbirds, which he ultimately joined as the brand’s first Head of Design.
The objects Jamie has designed are wide ranging - from lighting to luxury water craft, olympic bicycles to beer taps, furniture to woolen footwear. Often celebrating the engineering within, these designs can all be described as minimal with a singular maximal twist, or in Jamie’s words “just the right amount of nothing”.
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 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.
His diverse portfolio includes tables, rugs, chairs, lights, art objects and installations. Philippe’s client list includes: Vaarnii, De Sede, Iittala, Nike, Please Wait to be Seated, SCP, Marsotto Edizioni, Resident, OTHR, HEM, Ace Hotel, Matter-Made, Established & Sons, Roll & Hill, 1882 ltd., Kvadrat, Umbra Shift, IZÉ, Aesop.
Philippe is represented by Salon 94 Design gallery in New York City as well as The Breeder gallery in Athens. He has recently won the Wallpaper* Magazine ‘designer of the year’ award. He has also been named President of the Jury at Villa Noaille’s Design Parade in France.
Philippe Lives and works in London, where he operates his design 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.
Scott Bridgens is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of Resident.
Based in Auckland New Zealand, Scott is an ambitious entrepreneur with a strong perspective on design and a keen sense for market opportunities.
With a Bachelor of Business Studies, Scott is formally trained in Supply Chain and Logistics Management and held significant formative positions with Montana Wines (2003 – 2007) and world-renowned British Design brand Tom Dixon (2007-2011).
Scott established Resident in 2011 with Simon James, with the intention of taking the best of New Zealand Design to the world.
Since then, Resident has become a distinctive global design house, producing over thirty collections of furniture and lighting, which have furnished hundreds of contemporary interiors projects.
Scott is the driving force behind Residents commercial output. He is passionate about people and creative outcomes and is a focal collaborator within the talented roster of designers in Residents portfolio.
Scott has been the lead designer for Resident Studio for the highly original Geometric, Circus and Ghost Light designs.
Simon is the Co-Founder of Resident, and also 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.