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Ex-RMJM colleagues set up Kettle Collective

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October 11 2012

Ex-RMJM colleagues set up Kettle Collective
Tony Kettle, a former RMJM’s director, has teamed up with fellow former employees Colin Bone (former European managing principal) and David Tripney, to set up Kettle Collective, a new international design house in Edinburgh.

Focusing on architecture but also offering expertise in urban, interior and product design, the new studio will provide a ‘full delivery service’ for clients both at home and internationally.

Kettle has been instrumental in a number of projects ranging from the Falkirk Wheel to the Lakhta Tower in St Petersburg during over 25 years of work.

Kettle, design principal of Kettle Collective, said: “This is a really exciting opportunity to establish a new design house in Scotland with an international focus, building on our team’s previous experiences. Our UK and Middle East teams will work closely together to deliver high quality projects of all scales, which will continue to challenge the norm."

Kettle Collective are also in process of establishing a new hub in Dubai to act as a hub for markets in the Middle East and Russia.

The practices launch follows that of Stallan-Brand earlier in the year, also composed of former RMJM employees.
From left; Colin Bone, Tony Kettle and David Tripney
From left; Colin Bone, Tony Kettle and David Tripney
Kettle Collective are already pursuing an ambitious growth strategy
Kettle Collective are already pursuing an ambitious growth strategy

4 Comments

wonky
#1 Posted by wonky on 11 Oct 2012 at 12:13 PM
Is this a reunion of the old Singing Kettle members- I wonder if they'll do a rendition of Boogie Woogie Zoo?
Can't see the kids in the Kremlin or the Abu Dhabi babies taking to "Yae canni shuv yer Granny aff the bus!"- but then who knows in these homogenised times of Global links. I wish them well in their endeavour.
Justin M.
#2 Posted by Justin M. on 11 Oct 2012 at 19:32 PM
Kettle is a very bright individual. His work on the Falkirk Wheel and Gazprom Tower speaks for itself - there is nothing else like it!

I'm sure these 3 will go on to do great things with Kettle Collective.
FaustoMcCoppi
#3 Posted by FaustoMcCoppi on 12 Oct 2012 at 13:21 PM
International Design House?..........
Frank Lloyd Wrong
#4 Posted by Frank Lloyd Wrong on 24 Oct 2012 at 15:19 PM
Agreed - I think these 3 will go on to do great things.
Not so sure about the sexy photo shoot however. Did the photographer know the implications of 3 well dressed chaps up Calton Hill.

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