London interior design studio Lind+Almond glittered into the spotlight on the heels of the studio’s warmly textured, Danish colonial interiors for Copenhagen’s critically-acclaimed Sanders Hotel.
Behind the scenes, Lind+Almond comprises Novocastrian founder Richy Almond (b. 1986 in the UK) and interior-furniture designer Pernille Lind (b. 1982 in Denmark). Almond earned his honors B.A. in Architecture from Northumbria University (2007), with further degrees from the University of Westminster (M.A Architecture & Digital Media, 2009), the Glasgow School of Art (Diploma in Architecture, 2011), and RIBA North West (Professional Diploma in Architecture, 2013). Lind, meanwhile, holds an honors B.A. in interior design from the University of Arts London (2007), as well as an M.A. in Furniture and Spatial Design from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (2010). They both spent time in high-level employment—Almond at Dixon Jones architects and furniture makers Based Upon; Lind at Tom Dixon, Conran + Partners, and Soho House. They met each other as Anouska Hempel Design colleagues, around 2015. It was there that Lind was approached to create interiors for the Sanders (completed in 2018), a dream project that catalyzed the duo’s formal London-based partnership.
Asked by the Sanders to create interiors that harken back to the golden age of Danish modernism while embracing a contemporary edge, Lind+Almond made beautiful use of organic materials like rattan, bamboo, and jute amped up by red velvet and printed fabrics. While some of the furniture was sourced externally—from Copenhagen’s Klassik, for example—much of it was hand-produced by Lind+Almond themselves in their European workshops (Northern England and Denmark). The Sanders collection, now in production for the public, includes patinated brass mirrors, cognac oak and rattan sideboards and wardrobes, as well as Portuguese marble and enameled steel side tables.
The Sanders Hotel was named to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2018 “Hot List” and shortlisted in three categories (Guestrooms, Hotel Renovation and Restoration, and Suite) for 2018’s AHEAD Europe Awards.