Although she hails from Chennai, and still misses its tropical blossoms and soft sea breezes, Suchi Reddy is a naturalized New Yorker. Inspired and energized by the city’s converging cultures and creative dynamism, she has made it her base for Reddymade Design, the architecture and interior design studio she founded in 2002. In the years since, the studio has conceived residences ranging from the grand to the micro, in city and country, and far-flung lands, for celebrity clients and more discreet lovers of bespoke contemporary design. It has created retail boutique interiors for tastemaker brands like Henri Bendel and Jimmy Choo, and high-end commercial interiors in architectural landmarks like Lever House.
Currently, the studio is finishing a midrise mixed-use building in Reddy’s native city, the design of which will incorporate the work of emerging Indian sculptors. Always imaginative, and often art-filled, these distinctive projects have garnered the studio numerous awards and features in a host of prestigious publications, including the New York Times, Architectural Record, Interior Design, Dwell, New York Magazine, 1st Dibs, AD India, Platform, and Vogue India. Two years in a row, the studio’s work has been nominated for Interior design’s Best of year award. MoMA /PS1 selected a short film the studio made for a competition on climate change, and another short film about Suchi Reddy’s own apartment has won an award at a documentary film festival.
As the studio’s design process involves an intimate collaboration with the client, with serious consideration given to the requirements of the program and the specifics of the space or site, each project is unique. But that’s not to say the studio doesn’t possess a signature aesthetic, apparent in its masterful understanding of proportion and detail, keen attention to the quality of light, and often witty use of color, texture, and materials. What emerges from this sensibility are luxurious spaces and structures that are spare and serene and eminently livable. In other words, Reddymade.