Simon Dance Design is an architecture and design studio with a strong creative vision: timeless simplicity, combined with an attention to precise construction detailing. From urban design to product design, our philosophy embraces sensitivity to context through an elegant modern approach and careful detailing. The practice offers a full design service and is an evolving project in itself, where creative solutions are formulated, material applications are tested and research is undertaken. The result is a consistency of design and detailing throughout.

Simon Dance worked with Arkitek Ibrahim on ministerial buildings and residential projects in Brunei. Dance then collaborated with John Pawson for nearly ten years, leading high profile projects including the Cathay Pacific First and Business Class airport lounges at Chep Lap Kok airport in Hong Kong, Nordrhein-Westfalen house in Germany and worked on Calvin Klein’s flagship New York and Tokyo stores and his New York apartment. Dance edited the Critic and Minimum books.

Dance started developing his own projects from 1996 for leading people in the arts including photographer Richard J. Burbridge and artist Callum Innes. Setting up Borgos Dance in 2001, Dance directed award winning projects in Europe and United States of America as well as collaborating with artist James Turrell, pursuing a sympathetic yet rigorous approach to both new build and refurbishment. Dance reformed the studio in 2007 as Simon Dance Design.
 

Architecture and design is a public art which contributes to our physical and spiritual wellbeing. Our pursuit of quality increasingly embraces the performance of buildings and spaces, how they adapt to change and how they may become obsolete or regenerated. These concerns and interests motivate us to use natural resources more efficiently in all our projects, whatever their scale.

The studio is currently working with corporations and private clients on residential, commercial, cultural and furniture design projects throughout Europe and United States of America.

This selection of work illustrates some of our first traces of a developing language of ideas, which we hope to expand and enrich over time in association with energetic client’s and talented collaborators.

Simon Dance Design seeks to offer not only an outstanding creative service, but to deliver projects in a manner that exceeds our client’s expectations.

 

Louise Blouin Foundation at night
Louise Blouin Foundation at night
Louise Blouin Foundation at night
Louise Blouin Foundation at night
Louise Blouin Foundation at night
Louise Blouin Foundation at night
Louise Blouin Foundation at night
Louise Blouin Foundation at night