Sundae Design Studio believe in collaboration, diversity and a creative dialogue. The studio inject innovative design into the heart of the client’s brand, to collaboratively meet their needs and aspirations.
Sundae Design Studio was founded by Dan Evans and Caroline Lundin in 2011. Together they generate solutions from a transparent, logical and incisive working process. As a result, the practice has built long-standing relationships with its clients and collaborators.
This approach has led them to work across disciplines and the world, producing award-winning designs for clients that range from multinational corporations like Microsoft and Nokia to start-ups and individuals like All Star Lanes & Pomona’s. Their work has been published in Frame, *Wallpaper, Vogue, Architectural Review and bob Magazine.
Dan Evans founded Sundae with Caroline Lundin in 2011. Qualifying from the Bartlett School of Architecture in 1994, he was one of a team of four students shortlisted in an international competition to design the Cardiff Opera House. Soon after, in the basement of Ron Arad’s Chalk Farm studio, he co-founded architecture practice Softroom. The firm made a name for itself by producing the ’Dream Pads’ series of design concepts with Tyler Brulé for the then fledgling Wallpaper* magazine, and went on to be awarded the Steven Lawrence Prize and a Royal Fine Arts Commission ‘Jeu d’Esprit’ award for its Kielder Belvedere, a small walkers shelter in Northumberland.
Working with clients such as Virgin Atlantic and Selfridges during this time gave Dan a clear insight into the relationship between brand, marketing and design. As such, upon leaving Softroom in 2002 he went on to develop retail, hotel, bar and restaurant concepts with the belief that design should be a key driver for business, as well as fulfilling functional, spatial and decorative requirements. He created the visual language and design concept for All Star Lanes, who remain a client, as well as completing numerous other hotel and leisure projects around the world, before becoming involved with Nokia to help develop a new flagship concept and founding Sundae.
A great believer in collaborative working, Dan likes to involve artists, installation artists, sound designers and creative minds that can contribute unexpected and engaging content to a project.
Caroline is co-founder and Design Director of Sundae. Having studied architecture at the University of Lund in Sweden she came to London to work with Sir Peter Cook, winning the competition to design the Vienna School of Economics, which earned an RIBA European Award upon its completion in 2014.
She holds a Masters in Architecture, a Diploma in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture and stays involved in the academic world by teaching in an architectural unit at Oxford Brookes University.
Bringing a diverse portfolio to our team including explorations with digital fabrication & unconventional materials, research into vivid colour and responsive design, Caroline also has considerable experience in working with digital media and A/V and a keen interest in collaboration with artists. Her flair for design and knowledge of current and upcoming trends make her central to the creative output of the office.
In 2012 she received an RIBA award for her Bundle Bench design, and has had her own work exhibited in London, Copenhagen and Stockholm.
Eirini holds a Diploma in Architecture from Aristotle University in Greece and an MA Interior and Spatial Design from Chelsea College of Arts and Design (UAL), where she was awarded the college prize for her final exhibition. Prior to Sundae, Eirini worked as an Architect for SPARCH Architects, Philip Michael Wolfson and Paul Vick Architects gaining experience in cultural, commercial, mixed use and residential projects within the UK and abroad.
Aleksandra graduated from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design, London Metropolitan University, with a BA Interior Design degree in 2016. Throughout her studies, she has worked on various projects and scales. Simultaneously each project sought to provide creative environments, community cohesion and job opportunities. Since joining Sundae Design studio in September 2016, Aleksandra has worked on several restaurant projects and design assignments.
Amelia graduated from The Bartlett School of Architecture in May 2016 with a BSc Hons in Architecture, where she predominantly worked through hand drawing and mixed media. Her third-year project was nominated for the RIBA Presidents Medal, and was then presented at The Bartlett’s Open Crits 2017 as a guest project. Prior to joining Sundae, Amelia worked as a Part One at Jonathan Dunn Architects gaining experience in high end residential projects, renovation of listed buildings and urban master planning overseas.
Faye graduated from Oxford Brookes University with a BA Honours degree in Architecture in 2016. During her studies, she particularly enjoyed the process of designing and exploring through model making. Before joining the Sundae team, Faye completed two placements with London based practices, Uber-Raum Architects and CRAB Studio, working in the concept stages of new projects, producing site and concept models, drawings and reports. Faye has also been back to Oxford Brookes to guest lecture in a model making workshop for her 3rd year design unit.